Guardrail Safety Test “Fails Miserably”

The ET-Plus guardrail system has reportedly failed the independent crash tests requested by the Virginia Department of Transportation, WJHL.com reports. Though the official results have not been released, documents filed with the Virginia Attorney General’s office indicate that a test involvin...

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Trinity Officials Turn Their Backs On Latest Crash Tests

Virginia’s crash testing of the controversial ET-Plus guardrail has begun in California. The tests, conducted by a neutral third party testing facility called KARCO, will help determine the fate of the ET-Plus on Commonwealth roads and highways. But officials from Trinity Industries – th...

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Virginia Guardrail Crash Tests Begin This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced a new round of crash testing will begin this week. The tests will help to determine if Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus guardrail is safe enough to remain on Commonwealth roads. The guardrail design in question has been the focus of much contr...

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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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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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