Incoming Performing Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says he’s taking a stand in opposition to reckless driving within the metropolis by means of his S.T.A.N.D for Safer Streets plan. S.T.A.N.D. is an acronym for Secure Avenue Design, Site visitors Enforcement, Accountability, Neighborhood Engagement, and Demand Progress.
Johnson stated Tuesday that this 12 months, 65 folks in Milwaukee have been killed in reckless driving accidents, and greater than 9,000 automobiles have been stolen.
He launched his plan throughout a press convention on the Subsequent Door Basis.
Johnson needs the Frequent Council to cross a decision committing Milwaukee to Vision Zero, a method to eradicate all visitors fatalities and extreme accidents whereas rising secure, wholesome and equitable mobility for all.
Johnson additionally stated he plans to nominate a Reckless Driving Coordinator within the mayor’s workplace to make sure accountability and motion from town.
“As well as, I’ll actively hunt down collaborative approaches with the Wisconsin Division of Transportation on state highways and arterials and funding at no cost drivers training growth in Milwaukee excessive faculties. Lastly, I am going to work with the district lawyer’s workplace, youngsters’s court docket, municipal court docket on significant repercussions for automotive theft violators and restorative practices for youth passengers and stolen autos,” Johnson stated.
As a part of neighborhood engagement, Johnson plans to companion with the Workplace of Violence Prevention and youth serving organizations. He says collectively they’ll guarantee grant funding addresses the rise in automotive thefts by younger folks and helps forestall reckless driving.
Office of Violence Prevention Director Arnitta Holliman stated the workplace understands the urgency of addressing reckless driving in Milwaukee, and it shares the considerations of the neighborhood.
“Folks ought to really feel secure in each a part of our neighborhood, together with on the roads, our streets. And so, we wish to work with organizations which are engaged on main prevention. So with folks or younger folks earlier than they find yourself in a automotive that’s stolen, or stealing a automotive, or recklessly driving. However then additionally to assist packages which are serving to younger individuals who have already been in that scenario, so that they don’t make that very same selection once more,” Holliman stated.
A Sherman Park resident, Jordan Morales, joined metropolis leaders on the information convention. He stated reckless driving has worsened within the neighborhood. That prompted him to create a visitors circle in the course of the intersection at Grant Boulevard and Hadley Avenue. He used barricades left over by town.
Morales stated he’s excited concerning the incoming performing mayor’s plans.
“It’s the factors that I’ve been asking for, for some time now which is to declare it a public disaster. And that simply form of emphasizes that we’re taking it severely and that it’s a precedence for the mayor,” Morales stated.
Morales additionally helps having a reckless driving coordinator and committing to Imaginative and prescient Zero.
Cavalier Johnson says on day one as performing mayor he’ll declare reckless driving a public disaster.
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