March 24, 2017

Update:This story has been updated with TDOT's new estimate of Lindsay X-LITE guardrail terminals on state roads, and new information on the department's plan to remove them. 

A Loudon County man is advocating for changes after the Tennessee Department of Transportation billed his dead daughter nearly $3,000 to replace the guardrail that killed her in a car crash last November.

In addition to refusing to pay the bill, Steven Eimers alleges the model of guardrail end involved in his daughter Hannah's death is "horribly designed" and dangerous, and that "the culture at TDOT is more concerned with making up catchy slogans than actual safety."

The full article can be read here.