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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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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Safety of Guardrails Called into Question by Accident Victims

A Kentucky man is questioning the role of a potentially malfunctioning safety device after losing a leg in an accident. WKYT.com reports that earlier last month, Chris Cavanaugh hit mud on the roadway and slid into a guardrail. Rather than folding backward and away from the car like it was designed ...

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Kentucky Suspends Use of Guardrail

Kentucky Suspends Use of Guardrail

Kentucky is one of over thirty other US states suspending the installation of a highly scrutinized highway safety device. The device’s manufacturer, Trinity Industries, is no longer shipping out the model due to safety concerns, but Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet has decided to remove...

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Kentucky Evaluates Continued Use of Guardrail

Kentucky Evaluates Continued Use of Guardrail

Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Mike Hancock believes there to be hundreds of potentially malfunctioning guardrail end terminals on the state’s roads and highways. WLWT.com reports that Kentucky state regulators are investigating the use of the ET-Plus model of guardrail cap and whether i...

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