In September 2016, Jay Traynham and Walker Stewart obtained summary judgment on behalf of a railroad client in a claim arising from a crossing accident at a public crossing in South Georgia. The Plaintiff alleged claims that (1) the railroad failed to install active warning devices; (2) the railroad failed to widen the crossing in breach of O.C.G.A. §32-6-190; (3) the railroad failed to identify and notify a governmental entity of allegedly dangerous conditions and inadequate warnings at the crossing in breach of O.C.G.A. §32-6-190; (4) the railroad failed to install a crossbuck on the same post as the stop sign at the crossing; (5) the railroad failed to comply with an internal special instruction regarding train speed; (6) the railroad failed to control vegetation near the crossing; (7) the railroad’s train crew failed to maintain a proper lookout; and (8) the railroad failed to comply with the Federal train horn regulation, 49 C.F.R. §222.21. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the railroad on all of the Plaintiff’s claims, finding there were no genuine issues of material fact. In doing so, the court reaffirmed the holding in Evans Timber Co., Inc. v. Central of Georgia Railroad Co., 239 Ga. App. 262 (1999) that the railroad’s duty at a public crossing is limited to “maintenance” as defined by the Georgia Code of Public Transportation and does not include a duty to install active warning devices. The court further held that the driver’s failure to detect the train, which was burning its headlight, flashing its ditch lights, and blowing the horn, was the sole proximate cause of the accident.