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Milwaukee leaders to discuss reckless driving after report shows 73% increase in traffic deaths since 2008

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee city leaders say there are too many drivers who aren’t respecting the law and people are dying because of it.

A citizen’s group plans to bring its fight over reckless driving to the Public Safety Committee on Thursday following Monday’s fatal crash at 35th and Capitol. Police say a driver went through a red light, crashing into a mother and her baby daughter, killing both of them. The number of people killed on the road in the City of Milwaukee has increased at an alarming rate.

Alderman Bob Donovan released a new report to CBS 58 that shows a 73% increase in fatal accidents between 2008 and 2016, while the number of tickets handed out is down 60%.

Leaders plan to introduce a resolution to increase state funding to address reckless driving and increased enforcement. They also want us to do our part by driving safe on the roads.


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