October 01, 2013

By Theodore J. Leopold, Diana L. Martin, and Leslie M. Kroeger

Guardrails are installed along America’s roadways for the protection of motorists. Guardrails, if properly designed, keep vehicles from straying off the roadway into dangerous places and, when impacted at the end points, should absorb or dissipate energy from the crash and give way, rather than remaining rigid and potentially intruding into the accident vehicle. But, unfortunately, there are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of guardrails that will not achieve this purpose either due to poor design or improper installation.

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