Virginia Suing for Guardrail Fraud

Virginia Suing for Guardrail Fraud

The Commonwealth of Virginia has become the first state to launch a lawsuit against dangerous guardrail maker Trinity Industries. The guardrail in question, the ET-Plus, is likely on thousands of Virginia roads and highways, though VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) admits they have not do...

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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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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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VDOT Warned of Guardrail Safety Issues in 2013

Documents acquired by 13newsnow.com reveal that the Virginia Department of Transportation knew about a potential safety device malfunction but waited over a year to act on the information. Trinity Industries whistleblower Joshua Harman approached VDOT in January 2013 with information about an unauth...

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Investigation Reveals VDOT Knew of Guardrail Changes

An investigation conducted by 13News Now reports that Virginia’s Department of Transportation learned of potential safety issues involving a highway guardrail years ago. Only in the last few months, however, has the department done anything about the device. The 13newsnow.com report shows that...

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