MILWAUKEE – A petition has begun circulating round Milwaukee, asking metropolis leaders to declare reckless driving a public well being disaster.
In Sherman Park on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 6, reckless drivers weren’t too exhausting to search out. It was an unsettling backdrop for the individuals who, simply toes away, demanded change.
“Regardless that it’s been 4 years, I take into consideration my daughter on a regular basis,” Betty Spibey-Mitchell, whose daughter was killed by a reckless driver, stated. “She was on her method to work, and this was like between seven and eight within the morning, so we’re questioning what this younger man was doing out that point of morning and dashing.”
Spibey-Mitchell was amongst dozens Saturday who known as for petition signatures – demand that the reckless driving downside be declared a public well being disaster.
“I’m extraordinarily happy that individuals are supportive. They know that it is a downside all through the town,” stated Mabel Lamb with the Sherman Park Group Affiliation.
Protest in Sherman Park calling for reckless driving to be declared a public well being disaster
The Sherman Park Group Affiliation is among the teams amassing signatures and demanding change.
“That’s why now we have a petition: We wish to be sure that it is a downside and concern that’s on the high of the listing in order that it may be addressed instantly,” Lamb stated.
Reckless driving is an sadly advanced downside that, advocates stated, has a easy resolution.
“Slowdown. It’s not sophisticated in any respect,” stated Lamb.
Throughout an hours-long media convention Saturday, Milwaukee law enforcement officials pulled individuals over up and down Sherman Boulevard. Throughout that point, greater than 13 drivers have been pulled over.
A petition has been arrange on-line. For extra info, visit change.org.