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FHWA Review of ET-Plus

Safety Analysis of Extruding W-Beam Guardrail Terminal Crashes

Appendix B – Summary of State Responses

This appendix represents a summary of States' responses to the October 10, 2014 FHWA memo requesting information from State DOTs regarding the performance of the ET-Plus in the field (http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/policy_guide/road_hardware/memo_eplus_wbeam101014.cfm).

Number of States That Responded

All 50 States plus Puerto Rico; Pacific Territories; U.S. Virgin Islands; Washington, DC; and the Illinois Toll Authority

Summary of Responses

States that responded without any information given on guardrail face and terminal crashes (including ET-Plus)

Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

States that are monitoring the situation and may have additional information in the future

Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin

States/Territories that do not use ET-Plus

Puerto Rico (with the exception of one private toll road), American Samoa, Wyoming

States that reported general crash statistics on guardrail faces (i.e., along the guardrail)

Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

States that reported general crash statistics on guardrail terminals

Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois (provided a comparison of different terminals), Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (provided a comparison of different terminals), Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

States that reported anecdotal or general information on guardrail terminals

Arkansas, California, and New York

States that reported anecdotal or general information regarding Trinity's ET-Plus terminal

Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois Toll Authority, Michigan, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee (two lawsuits involving guardrail spearing fatalities alleging the guardrail failed to perform), Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.

States that reported crash statistics on Trinity's ET-Plus terminal

Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire (one crash), North Carolina (one crash), Pennsylvania, and Texas

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