TRL and the UK Government Mislead the World on Stopping Distances 1946 - 2021
Press Release: ‘Slow Down Days’ - TRL and the UK Government Misleads the World on Stopping Distances 1946 - 2021
‘Slow Down Days’ are designed to eliminate road crashes but after 44 ‘Slow Down Days’ for 11 years since 2010, they have failed to achieve their aim, because;
The Transport Research Laboratory TRL, while owned by the UK Government designed the world’s first stopping distances-based on an incorrect formula introduced by Parliament on 31 07 1946. TRL is now privatised, and the UK has left the European Union EU. Due to Legal and Financial implications, the UK Government, TRL and TRLs 1,000 clients fear the implications of admitting their stopping formula mistake.
In 2021 in Ireland, Gardai established 99 years ago in 1922, the Road Safety Authority RSA, established 15 years ago in 2006, from other organisations established in 1964 and 'GoSafe', a Speed Detection Camera Company engaged by Gardai for 11 years since 2010, now conduct 4 ‘Slow Down Days’ annually and together while using many of TRLs different stopping distances from a speed of travel.
My research is outlined at drivingscorecard.com and in ‘TRL Misleads the World on Stopping Distances 1946 – 2021’, I outline how for 24 years TRL, Gardai, RSA and others responded/declined to respond to my discovery.
Frank Cullinane is a road crash investigator and researcher.
24 10 2021