Senators Demand Investigation of Federal Highway Administration

Six Senators have penned a letter to the Government Accountability Office seeking an investigation into the Federal Highway Administration. After the controversy surrounding the ET-Plus guardrail and its role on American roads, the policymakers have questioned the FHWA’s approval of the device...

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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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Guardrail Fails Crash Test, Expert Claims

Guardrail Fails Crash Test, Expert Claims

The last of eight crash tests of the ET-Plus guardrail has finished, with a report due to the public in the coming weeks. One expert, however, claims that the final test proves just how dangerous the ET-Plus can be. In fact, the expert claims, the test may have indeed failed the eighth test. In a [&...

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Are Guardrail Tests Coming up Short?

Testing of Trinity’s controversial guardrail system, known as the ET-Plus, continued last week. Despite the fact that the Federal Highway Administration is overseeing the tests, some, including two United States senators, feel that they should be more rigorous. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. and Richard...

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Guardrail Safety Study Flawed, Report Says

An independent review of the Trinity Guardrail safety study has found flaws in the methodology of the research and in the conclusions drawn by the study. The review, commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration, questioned the methods of the study, since it excludes minor crashes and looks sol...

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