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Statement from Mayor Cavalier Johnson on Overnight Traffic Fatalities in Milwaukee

“The loss of lives overnight is horrifying. The serious injuries and the ages of the people involved compound the tragedy. I extend my condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

“My administration has directed significant effort to make our roadways safer and to stop reckless driving. We have redesigned streets, prioritized enforcement, changed laws and incorporated best practices through efforts like Vision Zero.

“Clearly, there is more work to do. And, addressing the human factor – the actions of drivers – is a big part of the efforts ahead.

“When tons of automobile metal collide at high speeds, the outcome is never good. My hope is that last night’s incidents provide a wakeup call throughout Milwaukee, reminding drivers to follow traffic rules thoughtfully and cautiously.”

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