Rivian’s Crash Test Illustrates The Looming Problem With Guardrails

Guardrails are one of those safety features of the road that you only want to regard from a distance while driving by. We often overlook them until we actually need one because, as innocuous as they seem, what’s on the other side tends to be worse. As the U.S. Department of Transportation describes, a guardrail can ‘deflect a vehicle back to the roadway, slow the vehicle down to a complete stop, or, in certain circumstances, slow the vehicle down

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