'End this insane driving:' City leaders ask state for help on reckless driving
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee leaders say more needs to be done to combat the reckless driving crisis in the city.
This comes after the tragic death of 6-year-old Lisa Gee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver near 22nd and Center, Thursday night. Her 4-year-old sister and 10-year-old cousin were also seriously hurt, as they crossed the street.
"One individual or possibly two, chose to drive recklessly," said Alderman Bob Donovan. "And chose to willingly go through a red light and struck those three children."
Leaders including Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, and Alderman Russell Stamper II, gathered on Saturday at the same intersection to discuss the issue, and possible solutions.
The Common Council sent a signed letter to Gov. Evers for more support. "Requesting that the governor send us whatever resources are possible to help augment our efforts to stem this problem," added Donovan.
They're also pushing for stricter rules of the road. "That you lose your driving privileges, that you lose your car because you don't belong on our streets," said Alderman Mark Borkowski.
In addition, they plan to introduce legislation so more funds go to MPD for traffic enforcement.
City leaders encourage the public to call police if you see someone driving reckless.