Houston City Council approves charge for Safe Clear

May 5, 2011 3:59:10 AM PDT
You'll have to pay $50 the next time the city of Houston tows your car. Yesterday, the city council voted to start charging drivers for the Safe Clear towing service, which had been free. A tow will cost $50 and roadside assistance, like a tire change, will cost $30.

The fees begin June 1. The city expects to save $3 million a year by passing the cost on to drivers.