The 15th Annual Safe Driving Day took place in Milwaukee and other cities throughout the country.
The 15th Annual Safe Driving Day was a public awareness program meant to reduce traffic accidents throughout the country. The day was proclaimed throughout the United States by governors, mayors, and county officials in cooperation with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his President’s Action Committee for Traffic Safety. The committee, made up of volunteers, worked to reduce fatalities and accidents on local streets and highways throughout the country.
Safe Driving Day was emphasized in the City of Milwaukee with a formation of police motorcycles, all Harley-Davidson models, touring the city with their sirens on and their red lights flashing. An additional police vehicle traveled along with the motorcycle formation and broadcast safety messages for all to hear. The image here shows the formation on Wisconsin Avenue.