Georgia Department of Transportation Replacing Dangerous Guardrails

Georgia Begins Replacing X-Lite Guardrails Faulted in Multiple Wrongful Death Suits

The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun removing a type of guardrail from the state’s highways that has been linked to numerous deaths across the country. The department plans to eventually replace the 300 or so X-Lite Guardrails that had been installed on Georgia highways. A number of lawsuits filed nationwide have blamed the X-Lite, which does not meet federal safety standards, for the deaths of motorists who struck them. The Lindsey Corp., which asserts that the guardrails are safe, has quit making them.

Kristin Crowley, 11 Alive Atlanta