VDOT behind schedule replacing guardrails posing crash risks

image In 2015, the Virginia Department of Transportation concluded that a guardrail product used on roads throughout the state was defective and could cause the metal rails to spear vehicles and their occupants in a head-on crash. VDOT announced it would remove these “functionally obsolete” guardrail “end terminals” on roads that presented the greatest risk of a life-threatening collision. Virginia also took the precaution of commissioning its own independent crash tests of guardrail products while searching for a replacement. While that move was unique among transportation departments in the United States, VDOT has fallen behind its original schedule for guardrail safety ...

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