Editorial: Highway Guardrails

Editorial: Highway Guardrails

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that it was temporarily stopping companies from installing a type of highway guardrails after the federal government ordered more crash testing from the manufacturer.

When we asked, The state D-O-T said it didn't know where any of these guardrails may have been installed.

That information is with road contractors who choose the supplies they use from a D-O-T approved products list.

However, those contractors we have been told that install guardrails will not even return our phone calls.

It is simply unacceptable that a potentially dangerous item paid for by you may or may not be on your local street or highway.

It is time for the D-O-T to change its policy so that it can tell all of us just where any potential hazards may be on our highways.

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