Add this to the list of costs of Milwaukee’s reckless driving problem.
The city yesterday said it is spending about two-and-a-half million-dollars a-year to replace traffic lights. Milwaukee’s city engineer says many of those traffic lights are knocked-down or taken-out by reckless drivers. City leaders say Milwaukee cannot afford to continue to pay that much, each year. DPW numbers show that since 2017, between 14 hundred and 16 hundred traffic lights have been knocked-down in the city each year.