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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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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Court Ruling on Trinity Guardrail Penalty Forthcoming

A Texas judge must soon rule about just how much Trinity Industries will be fined for defrauding the U.S. government. A jury last fall found that the company had deceived regulators about changes made to the design of the ET-Plus guardrail installed along roads and highways across the country. The w...

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Guardrails To Be Removed from Virginia Roads

Guardrails To Be Removed from Virginia Roads

Plans to remove a potentially deadly highway safety devices from Virginia roads are underway. 13newsnow.com¬†reports that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced these plans via a letter from the state’s chief engineer. The decision comes following controversy associated with...

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Despite Controversy, ET-Plus Guardrail Still Not Banned in NC

The ET-Plus has faced criticism and banning from nearly all 50 of the United States. With malfunction claims against the product stating that it causes more dangerous crash situations, safety experts across the country have been carefully inspecting the guardrail’s role on their state’s ...

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