Crash Testing Continues for Controversial Guardrail

Federally mandated crash tests of a controversial highway safety device are underway in San Antonio, Texas. The company who manufactures the ET-Plus guardrail end terminal, Trinity Industries, has been under much scrutiny this year. A Texas judge found that the company had defrauded the government b...

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Guardrail Crash Testing Begins

Crash testing has begun on the controversial ET-Plus guardrail end terminal device. The Federal Highway Adminstration ordered the tests this fall following reports across the country that the safety device was potentially defective. More than 30 states placed a temporary ban on the installation of t...

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Guardrail Crash Testing Begins in Texas

A series of federally mandated crash tests have begun on a controversial piece of highway safety equipment. The ET-Plus, designed by Trinity Industries, has been known to malfunction in car accidents. Rather than protect passengers by folding backward under the weight of the collision, the ET-Plus h...

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Trinity Industries Sued by Virginia

Virginia’s attorney general has filed a complaint against Trinity Industries, a guardrail manufacturer who was recently found to be defrauding the government. Unauthorized changes were made to a safety device, the ET-Plus guardrail end terminal. Experts now believe those changes are the cause ...

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Arizona Takes Action Against Use of Trinity Guardrail

Arizona Takes Action Against Use of Trinity Guardrail

Late last month, Arizona suspended the use of the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail over fears of its performance in the event of an accident. In addition to the more than 30 states that have suspended use of the guardrail, the federal government has stepped in and requested additional safety tests. Accordi...

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