Senator Advocates for Annual Guardrail Inspections Following Deaths

Senator Advocates for Annual Guardrail Inspections Following Deaths

A Texas lawmaker is advocating for annual guardrail inspection reports following a series of tragic accidents in her state. State Senator Sylvia Garcia recently told reporters she wanted to see guardrail inspection reports released to the general public. At present, Texas guardrails along bridges ar...

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Guardrail Deaths Raise Safety Questions

Guardrail Deaths Raise Safety Questions

We expect the roads we drive on to be safe. With our tax dollars at work, we expect everything from the pavement below us to the signs above us to be thoroughly researched and crafted with safety in mind. But recent fatal guardrail accidents are calling into question the way our government oversees ...

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Crash Tests Not Accurate, Guardrail Whistleblower Claims

With crash tests of the controversial ET-Plus guardrail currently underway, many transportation officials are awaiting the results to determine the future of the device on the nation’s roads. One critic, however, says the crash tests should not be the determining factor in that crucial decisio...

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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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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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