Revisiting Milwaukee's traffic safety unit one year later

MILWAUKEE, (CBS 58) -- One year after Milwaukee rolled out a new team to combat reckless driving, city leaders say there's still work to do.

The traffic safety unit has issued more than $20,000 citations in the program's first year.

Around $12,000 of them were for speeding.

While city leaders say the results have been promising, they stress that more needs to be done.

"We want the public to know that expectations are high that drivers follow the rules of the road or expect consequences," said acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson. "Lives are at stake and we see too much loss of life in our city due to senseless reckless driving."

The city passed a measure earlier this month targeting reckless drivers.

Starting May 1, police can tow unregistered vehicles involved in reckless driving.

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