Virginia Guardrail Crash Tests Begin This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced a new round of crash testing will begin this week. The tests will help to determine if Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus guardrail is safe enough to remain on Commonwealth roads. The guardrail design in question has been the focus of much contr...

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Despite Controversy, ET-Plus Guardrail Passes Safety Tests

The final results of the Trinity Industries crash tests are in: all eight received passing scores from the Federal Highway Administration. The eight tests utilized guardrails of two different heights, one measuring 27 3/4 inches, one 31 inches. Critics say the final of the eight tests should have be...

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Trinity Industries Sued by Canadian City

Trinity Industries, the creator of the controversial ET-Plus guardrail end terminal, has been sued by the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario. According to ABCNews.com lawmakers there believe the company sold them defective, dangerous products – specifically, the ET-Plus. The city is seeking $...

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Senator Shocked by Guardrail Test Results

Senator Shocked by Guardrail Test Results

Critics of the ET-Plus guardrail have long argued that the safety device is unfit for our roads. They’ve argued that the guardrail malfunctions in the most dangerous times possible: during a crash. They’ve claimed the guardrail pierces the cabin of oncoming cars, injuring, amputating and...

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Trinity Industries Denies Crash Test Problems

The federally mandated crash tests of a controversial highway safety device have now been completed, with one of the tests likely resulting in a failure. Only four of the eight have officially received passing marks, but experts claim the last in the series will likely be deemed a failure. Indeed, c...

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