Potentially Dangerous Guardrails Found on South Carolina Highways

A highway safety mechanism at the height of much controversy has been found along roads and highways throughout South Carolina’s Florence County. According to WBTW, investigators found dozens of the ET-Plus guardrail end terminals along the county streets. The ET-Plus has been known to malfunc...

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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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Kentucky Prepares to Act on Defective Guardrails

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is awaiting results from federally mandated crash test results of the ET-Plus guardrail. The guardrail model has made headlines recently for its alleged defectiveness. Kentucky is one of thirty states to temporarily ban its installation. The ET-Plus guardrail was ...

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Florida Man Loses Leg to Guardrail Accident

Two years ago, a man from Lake County, Florida, swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road. The split second decision sent his pickup truck careening into a guardrail. It also cost his passenger a leg. WTFTV 9 reports that the rail malfunctioned and impaled the pickup truck, slicing the passenge...

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Government Evaluates Guardrail Safety with Crash Tests

Government Evaluates Guardrail Safety with Crash Tests

New details surrounding plans to test the safety of a controversial highway guardrail have been released today. ABCnews.com reports that Southwest Institute, an independent research institute, will conduct a series of eight crash tests. If any of the ET-Plus guardrails fail the test, the Federal Hig...

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