X-LITE guardrail end terminals are installed in at least 29 states across the country. Lindsay Transportation Solutions works in concert with state Departments of Transportation and all members of the road safety ecosystem, including elected officials and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to save lives and reduce the risks for drivers on America’s roads.

Here is what these stakeholders are saying about the X-LITE:

“We have had no knowledge of any fatal accidents that have involved the X-Lite guardrail.”
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (May 14, 2018)

“Our research, and repeated calls for information from the states, do not support claims that this specific type of guardrail performs differently than others,” the Federal Highway Administration stated in a news report. (May 8, 2018)

The Federal Highway Administration explained in a letter that it “examined available end terminal performance data” and found “no reason to conclude that the devices reviewed, including the X-LITE, are unsafe.” (May 3, 2017)

“New York has had no known injury crashes or fatalities involving these terminals on the state highway system.” New York State Department of Transportation wrote in a letter. (February 20, 2018)

The Maryland State Highway Administration stated in a news report, “to just point to the X-LITE, I think is professionally irresponsible for me to even single it out because there are a myriad of factors that go into a crash.” (March 1, 2018)

The Kansas Department of Transportation told a local news outlet that they have had “no reported problems with X-Lites” and “there’s no immediate need for widespread removal. (February 14, 2018)

In a letter regarding the X-LITE, Nebraska’s Department of Transportation wrote, “Nebraska has no negative experiences with X-LITEs.” (February 5, 2018)

The Florida Department of Transportation wrote in a letter, “The department has no negative experiences with the X-LITE End terminal.” (February 12, 2018)

The Georgia Department of Transportation told a news outlet, “We don’t have the data that [the X-LITE] is not performing.” (March 1, 2018)

In a statement to the press, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said it “has seen no documented engineering or other analysis that would confirm any inherent risks to drivers or others caused by X-Lite End Terminal Systems.” (May 19, 2017)

The Federal Highway Administration said in another statement that it has “no data or information from states saying the device [X-Lite] is defective.” (February 9, 2018)


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