The publicity surrounding the questionable, safe functioning of the ET-Plus guardrail terminal has died down. Yet these roadside devices continue to exist and some jurisdictions continue to install them. Yet there has been very little independent documentation available to determine if there is a genuine safety problem.
Gorski Consulting has been involved in a study of ET-Plus terminals since the fall of 2014. A number of articles have been posted on this webpage discussing various surveys and results of damage caused by impact. In the latest article we report on four incidents where ET-Plus terminals have been struck and the damage to them is evaluated. This compliments a previous article uploaded on March 12, 2016 where 6 incidents of damaged ET-Plus terminals were reviewed. We encourage interested readers to review the latest study and contact us if there are any questions.