The New York Times reports that two United States senators have expressed concern that safety tests of a potentially-defective guardrail are inadequate and should be more rigorous.
Safety tests involving a guardrail resumed yesterday in San Antonio, Texas, where a producer for local news KSAT observed the fourth out of eight tests.
Kansas and Missouri have joined about 40 other states in removing the ET-Plus from their list of approved highway guardrails.
The New York Times has found that the dimensions on half of the guardrails that are being crash-tested this week in Texas are different from most of the potentially defective guardrails installed on highways.
The New York Times reports that Virginia has filed a lawsuit against Trinity Industries for defrauding the state by failing to disclose potentially hazardous design changes to a highway guardrail.
ABC13 News Now reports that Trinity Industries, the maker of the ET-Plus highway guardrail, will not allow members of the media to observe federally-mandated crash tests scheduled to begin later this month.
The Federal Highway Administration has quickly approved a plan for crash-testing the ET-Plus, a “shock-absorbing” end-terminal on guardrails.
Trinity Industries has narrowly avoided a federal ban after promising to conduct new safety tests.
ABC 7 News reports that a 24 year-old Bay Area football star’s death in a head-on collision with the end of a guardrail may have been caused by a defective highway guardrail end-terminal that was supposed to save his life.