X-LITE Guardrail Linked to Dozens of Deaths and Serious Injuries

X-LITE Guardrail Linked to Dozens of Deaths and Serious Injuries

More reports are surfacing across the nation linking X-LITE guardrail end terminals to deaths and serious injuries. Lawsuits filed against Lindsay Corporation, the manufacturer of X-LITE end terminals, allege the guardrail system has an inherent design flaw that prevents it from telescoping into its...

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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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Trinity Guardrail Crash Testing Completed

The last of eight federally mandated crash tests on the ET-Plus guardrail has been completed in San Antonio, Texas. The tests were ordered following allegations that the highway safety mechanism was malfunctioning, injuring and killing those involved in guardrail crashes. Because of such claims, mor...

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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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Texas Suspends Use of Controversial Guardrail

Texas has become the latest state to suspend the installation of a controversial highway safety mechanism, the ET-Plus guardrail end terminal. The ET-Plus, manufactured by Trinity Industries, has now been banned by 40 states throughout the country and in some Canadian provinces as well. The guardrai...

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