Universal drivers education program proposed for all Milwaukee high school students

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We've seen reckless driving on Milwaukee's highways, in neighborhoods and near schools. 

Now, Common Ground of Southeastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee's mayor are asking insurance companies for help stopping the trend.

The group's goal is to create a universal drivers education for all Milwaukee high school students to learn the rules of the road. 

Common Ground's strategy team says money often limits student access to drivers ed and lessons.

"As I pay my own personal bills and pay for college and pay for the buses I currently take, it's hard for me to even think about getting my drivers license and paying for a class," said student Aaliyah Hunt. 

Mayor Cavalier Johnson joined other community leaders Tuesday, May 31, signing a letter to the CEOs of American Family Insurance, State Farm and Progressive to ask for help funding universal drivers ed.

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