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Indiana Reviews Guardrails in Use Around State

The Indiana highway agency is reviewing its guardrails around the state as one supplier faces criticism over the safety of a design change. Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says the agency estimates about 4,000 of the ET-Plus guardrails built …

Kentucky Looking Into Faulty Guardrails

State officials are planning an evaluation of potentially faulty guardrail heads on Kentucky roads and highways. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock told lawmakers during a committee meeting last week that he believes hundreds of ET-Plus guardrail component are in use, but …

Mediation Ordered in Suit Against Guardrail Maker

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company‚Äôs highway guardrails. Critics say the change made it more likely that cars could be …

Mississippi DOT Stops Use of Faulty Guardrails

State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways. Trinity Industries Inc. stopped shipments of its ET-Plus guardrails after a Texas jury ordered it to pay at least $175 million for misleading regulators. A whistleblower …

Trinity Required to Provide Feds With a Crash Test Plan by Oct. 31

The U.S. said Trinity Industries Inc. must provide a crash-test plan by Oct. 31 following a verdict yesterday that the guardrail system maker duped the government by hiding changes to its product. A Texas jury found yesterday that Trinity had …