Trinity Guardrail Banned In 30 States

A Secret Design Change Proves Catastrophic

The ET Plus System is a guardrail system manufactured by Trinity Highway Products. In 2005, Trinity approved a reduction in the width of the ET Plus System from 5 inches to 4. This design change was kept under wraps by Trinity. In fact, a federal jury found that Trinity defrauded the Federal Highway Administration by secretly changing the design of the guardrail.

As Injuries Mount, 30 States Ban Trinity Guardrails

While a 1-inch change might not sound like it would make much difference, this design change has had disastrous consequences: It caused the guardrail to act like a spear impaling the car rather than bending when struck. Trinity has since been ordered to conduct new crash safety tests. The injuries and deaths caused by this design change have continued to mount, leading 30 states to ban the installation of guardrails manufactured by Trinity. So far, the states that have banned guardrails manufactured by Trinity include:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Call Us If You Have Been Hurt By A Guardrail

If you or your loved one has been hurt by the ET Plus System, we can help you secure the full and fair compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience, and we are here to help you. Please call us in Houston at 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free or email us to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney.