Tennessee Highway Medians May Not be Strong Enough to Hold Back a Semi-Truck

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Following a truck crash in Kentucky that killed 10 others along with the truck driver, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for stronger median barriers separating two-way traffic. In the Kentucky truck accident, the semi crossed the median and drove right through cable cord barriers into oncoming traffic, colliding with a passenger van. Despite the cables being designed to stop a driver from crossing into traffic, the truck accident shows that the cords are certainly not strong enough to stop a semi-truck. Similar cable barriers are used throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. One problem with changing this highway safety…

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