I had thought about categorizing this as humor because Houston Mayor Bill White insists the increased accidents prove RLC is reducing accidents. The news report repeats as fact the suppositions and misinformation provided by the IIHS. I also tried to verify a Texas Transportation Instsute study that the news article says was published in December that supported the contention accidents had gone down. No such luck, that study does not appear to exist, although I did find at TTI study from 2004 showing a slightly longer yellow decreases accidents.
The comments section is worth the read, over 350 comments, almost all negative on RLC, and on Houston Mayor Bill White for allowing RLC to happen in the first place. Don’t think that guy has an elected office in his future anymore.
In Houston it’s all about the money, about $20 million in fine revenues since September of 2006-which gets divided up with the RLC company.