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.
Across the country, “safety features” on the end of guardrails are failing catastrophically, piercing cars, impaling drivers, and causing horrific guardrail accidents. Some are blaming the problem on a modified guardrail end-terminal manufactured by Trinity Industries.
The states of Oregon and Mississippi have joined four other states in banning further installation of the ET-Plus, a highway guardrail end-terminal.
The New York Times is reporting that trial attorneys have accused Trinity Industries, the manufacturer of the ET-Plus guardrail, of failing to report five failed crash tests.
October 7, 2014 -- The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for KYMCO all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to burn and fire hazards. The recall involves the KYMCO MXU 700 vehicles from the 2013-2015 model-years, including standard, LE, and...
July 10, 2014 -- Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model-year to fix potentially defective brakes that can lock up the front wheels without warning. Five crashes and two minor injuries have been linked...