With Ohio being the most recent state to ban the installation on the Trinity guardrail system ET-Plus, 31 states have now banned the deadly guardrail system. Trinity barely met a deadline of October 31 from a federal agency to provide plans for new tests on the end terminal unit that was redesigned in 2005 without new safety testing required by the federal government.
According to news reports, the federal government did receive a plan from Trinity for the testing but hasn’t disclosed details or a timeline for how or when it will respond. New testing was demanded after Trinity was found guilty of defrauding the federal in whistleblower trial in Texas. During that trial, Trinity’s president admitted in his testimony that the company did not tell a single state of the 2005 redesign.