Unapproved X-LITE Guardrail Terminal Kills Teen in Tennessee Crash

An unapproved guardrail may have worsened a Tennessee accident that claimed the life of a teenage girl.​ When a safety device is added to our roads and highways, it undergoes a vetting process to ensure it is indeed safe for use and functioning as intended. In most cases, these devices are added to ...

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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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Guardrail Crash Testing Begins

Crash testing has begun on the controversial ET-Plus guardrail end terminal device. The Federal Highway Adminstration ordered the tests this fall following reports across the country that the safety device was potentially defective. More than 30 states placed a temporary ban on the installation of t...

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Nashville Removes Potentially Defective Guardrails

Nashville, Tennessee road crews have begun work to remove the twenty ET-Plus guardrail end terminals in the metro area. This marks the first such kind of removal of the allegedly defective device, though the guardrail head has been temporarily banned in more than thirty states across the country. Ci...

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Nashville, TN to Remove Dangerous Guardrails

Metro Government has decided to remove a potentially dangerous piece of highway safety equipment from Nashville roadways. WSMV.com reports that they have identified 20 ET-Plus guardrail terminals on Nashville roads spread out across Davidson County. They estimate the cost to be around $200,000.00. T...

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