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Road Fatalities their Causes and Prevention as notified to Government on 28 03 2024.

Road Fatalities there Causes and Prevention as notified to Government on 28 03 2024.

Frank Cullinane <> Thu, 28 Mar, 17:56

to leo.varadkar, hildegarde.naughton, peter.burke, micheal.martin, minister.ryan, norma.foley, catherine.martin, simon.harris, helen.mcentee, MinisterChambers, corporate

For the attention of Government and Government Ministers listed as below:

Dear Ministers,

Road crashes resulting in death, injury, and damage are because, Drivers;

  • Are trained with the aid of dual controls (Rather than trained to use the car controls) since 1900 and in 12 EDT Lessons since 2011, tested in 30 km/h areas with ramps dictating lower speed, while

  • The Rules of the Road Stopping Distances, designed by the UK Government owned Transport Research Laboratory TRL and introduced by Parliament on 31 07 1946, are for one-way road emergency braking standard, after Thinking Time of 0.67 to 2.20 seconds, for 78 years.

I designed the Driving ScoreCard System, based on VBOX measurements, accurate to within approximately 2 centimetres, to prove my discovery to 60 km/h in 24s or 200m or to 120 km/h in 48 seconds 800 metres and invited TRL and their 1,000 clients including 145 Governments worldwide to disprove my findings by demonstration.

The UK Government Representatives referred my queries on the 78-year-old stopping distance mistake to the USA. 

The now privatised TRL and Garda Representatives, having investigated road fatalities for 102 years since 1922, referred my queries on the use of TRLs incorrect stopping distances, to the Road Safety Authority RSA.

Two RSA CEOs have resigned and Sam Waide the third RSA CEO appears to mislead the Government Ministers and fails to respond to my letters, emails, and even registered post, but promises 'Vision Zero' by 2050, however

There were 30 more road fatalities in 2023 than in 2022 and in 2024, road fatalities are 13 higher than in 2023.

There are 10 serious injuries for each fatality and approximately 200 injuries for each fatality.

The Accident and Emergency Departments are full of the injured which must be treated for their lifetime.

The RSA Ads deal only with 30 km/h speed limits with one-way road stopping and state, "Feels Good to Drive at 30k"

The RSA have deleted Links to their research and advertising, which has cost millions of Public Money.

Government Strategy based on RSA advice promised 'Vision Zero' by 2050, but statistics show that is not going to happen.

The RSA CEO Sam Waide and Media Commissioner who fail to deal efficiently with complaints about RSA ads appear to be failing in their duties and responsibilities to Government Ministers.

Media Commissioner Jeremy Godfrey was a Partner in PA Consulting when a 4 year Study of Speed Detection Cameras was conducted from 1920, using TRLs Reference Books and TRLs 1946 Highway Code one-way road emergecny braking distances.

TRLs Rules of the Road stopping distances are for one-way road emergency standard while it is TRL Research Report 661 that outlines a view in both directions is required in applications for housing planning Permission in Ireland, as follows:

It is the 2007, TRL Report TRL661, using TRLs 1946 Highway Code one-way road emergency braking distances after Thinking Time, in the Manual for Streets: evidence and research prepared for the Traffic Management Division, Department for Transport by, I York, A Bradbury, S Reid, T Ewings and R Paradise, that dictates that Applications for house planning permission in Ireland in 2024 must have a view in speed limit areas as follows:

All TRL Reports appear to have a Disclaimer as outlined in Reports; TRL661, RR 65, LR 762, LF779.

Since 2006, TRLs Iain O. York is the source of the Rules of ther Road one-way road emergency braking distances after 0.67 seconds Thinking Time, and a new formula in unpublished 2012 Report RPN2213, for the SRA, not RSA. 

Since 2007, TRLs AR Quimby and GR Watts are the source of Report TRRL1004, for Garda Forensic Road Crash Investigators  one-way road emergecny braking distances after Thinking Time of 2.20 seconds.

My research is outlined at and I invite TRL and their 1,000 clients worldwide to accept or to disprove my findings by demonstration while using VBOX. It only takes 48s to 120 km/h.

Frank Cullinane is a a retired Police Officer and road crash investigator and researcher.

Glasnevin Park,


The aim of my research is to eliminate road crashes worldwide and my research is now for the benefit of as follows:

Ministers of State

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