Task force says ET-Plus guard rails not 'uniquely' dangerous

The ABC7 I-Team investigated a device that is supposed to protect drivers who hit guardrails head-on, but may not work. (WLS)

A federal task force has announced its finding in an investigation of a controversial guard rail system.

Victims have blamed a version of the ET-Plus system for horrible injuries and deaths.

The task force says it analyzed dozens of real-world car crashes and found the system is not uniquely dangerous. While acknowledging all of these systems have some performance limitations, the ET-Plus was not singled out.

The group is not recommending any guardrails be pulled from highways.

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