Commit To Safe Driving Rally Set For Thursday
A rally in support of safe driving will take place tomorrow – Thursday, June 24, and will feature Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Common Council President Cavalier Johnson, the Milwaukee Police Traffic Safety Unit, as well as several groups committed to reducing reckless driving.
The Commit to Safe Driving rally (see attached schedule) will take place from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the 3900 block of N. 59th St. (between W. Melvina and Capitol Dr.). The free eventwill feature educational picketing, music, and a variety of food trucks.
Crashes involving pedestrians were more than two times more frequent than crashes involving buses, motorcyclists, or people biking. Additionally, racial inequities further the disparity for those affected by reckless driving.
Alderman Murphy, chair of the City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force, said the event will allow citizens the opportunity to pledge to commit to driving safely this year as work intensifies to combat the issue of reckless and distracted driving in Milwaukee.
“This rally is meant to bring the effort to curb reckless driving directly to the people, to the community. It’s that important, that urgent,” Alderman Murphy said.
Many groups expected to be present at Thursday’s rally were awarded funding through DPW’s Reckless Driving Mini-Grant program. All were made possible through Ald. Murphy’s budget amendment that allocated a special fund of $110,000 for a public information campaign to combat reckless driving.
Recent Press Releases by Ald. Michael Murphy
Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Cavalier Johnson
Statement from Alderman Michael J. Murphy and Alderman Cavalier Johnson