MILWAUKEE — A number of dozen folks gathered at a rally for protected driving in Milwaukee Thursday night time.
Teams of younger folks marched up and down Capitol Drive calling for drivers to decelerate.
“I don’t need to be fearful, like concern for my life out on the roads, however that is what it appears like,” mentioned 15-year-old Mia Moore. “You do not know when, at any given second, one thing might simply occur.”
Moore will quickly get her driver’s license, and she or he admitted Milwaukee streets make her nervous. She spoke out at Thursday’s rally.
There was meals, music and sources. Neighborhood teams, church leaders, police and aldermen turned out. Alderman Michael Murphy is the chair of the Metropolis-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Job Drive, and he mentioned he desires younger folks to assist unfold the message of driving safely.
Dozens of younger folks signed a pledge to drive safely on Milwaukee streets.
“We care about you, we love you, we predict you’re crucial useful resource for our metropolis,” mentioned Murphy. “And we need to be sure you have an extended, lengthy life.”
In response to an announcement from Murphy, there have been greater than 16,000 crashes in Milwaukee, and a couple of quarter of them left somebody damage. It states the primary causes of the crashes included behaviors comparable to failure to yield, dashing, and disrespect for visitors controls.
Over the previous week, Murphy mentioned eight folks have been killed in traffic-related accidents, together with two 16-year-olds.
One in all them was Enisha Hughes-White’s good friend.
“So I’ve gone by means of a whole lot of deaths,” Hughes-White mentioned. “A whole lot of deaths with buddies in shootings, and buddies with drownings, and stuff like that, so it is arduous to course of. I simply take time.”
She mentioned she would not know what the answer is, however she does know it is not that easy.
“It’s sort of arduous making it in Milwaukee as a result of, it is like, there’s a whole lot of alternatives for you, however some children don’t have the prospect to seize the chance when it is knocking on the door,” Hughes-White mentioned. “And a few folks, they make that mistake and slip.”