Roadside guardrails turn dangerous when not properly installed

(InvestigateTV) — The Federal Highway Administration defines a guardrail as a safety barrier intended to shield a driver who has left the road.

The American Traffic Safety Association says guardrails can reduce serious injuries by up to 47% when they’re installed correctly.

When they’re not installed correctly, experts say they can turn from lifesaving devices to killers on the road.

Reporter Kristin Crowley reveals the extent of the problem and how little is being done to fix it. Watch the full story in the video at the top of the page.

Kristin Crowley

Kristin Crowley

National reporter for InvestigateTV+