Ald. Willie C. Wade
Milwaukee Common Council members Willie C. Wade and Russell W. Stamper, II will be among the guests participating Saturday in an event to educate young people about the dangers of driving while distracted.
Activities will include a mock car crash, mock funeral, mock trial, workshops, food, music and entertainment, all designed to illustrate to teenagers the importance of driving carefully and attentively. The activities are being coordinated by Cynthia Williams of the Christopher Allen Williams Foundation and Parents Against Distracted Driving, and Aldermen Wade and Stamper will speak to participants as a part of the day’s lineup.
“Though they might think they’re invincible, young drivers are among the most vulnerable to the dangers of driving while distracted,” Alderman Wade said. “We welcome the opportunity to highlight these dangers in a way that will grab their attention.”
“It’s dangerous enough to get behind the wheel of a car as a young person without all the distractions today’s youth face,” Alderman Stamper said. “I hope this event opens some eyes about how quickly something can go wrong and how deeply it can change your life.”
What: “Coming Together to Save Lives” events
When: Saturday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Washington High School 2525 Sherman Blvd.