The Houston Press' Hair Balls blog hears that there's another red-light camera study, and this time it focuses solely on Houston:
Much is being made of a Texas A&M study recently released saying that red light cameras reduce accidents by 30 percent across the state. So far the city is refusing to release the study in response to TxPIA requests, but mayoral spokesman Pat Trahan says it will be released in a few days.
But Hair Balls has gotten a whiff that there's another study out there looking specifically at Houston and that the results are not so rosy. What's more, a local civil rights lawyer says the City of Houston is refusing to release it.
Attorney Randall Kallinen says Rice University professor Robert Stein (who is no enemy of the mayoral administration) completed a study three months ago and turned it over to the city. Kallinen says he spoke to Stein about the report.
"Legally," says Kallinen, "I could tell you everything I know about that study, but morally I told Mr. Stein that I wouldn't say much about it. But let me tell you, that draft report is in direct odds to what the report from A&M said."
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