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.