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Thousand Oaks Police Department Offers ''Start Smart'' Program 8/13/14 for Newly Licensed and Future Drivers
7/29/2014 7:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Start Smart Program


Thousand Oaks Police Station ' East County Community Room

2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


Date & Time:

August 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau



The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future licensed drivers.  Start Smart is a cooperative effort between the California Highway Patrol, Thousand Oaks Police Department, teenage drivers, and their parents.


In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, the Start Smart Program is designed to help young drivers and their parents/guardians understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. Start Smart will show how a poor choice behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone involved. Our goal is to raise awareness and reduce the number of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions.


Interested parents are asked to call the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau at 805-494-8271 for more information and to make a reservation. Space is limited to 20 students and their parents. There is no charge to attend the program.



Prepared by:

Deputy Marcos Moreno   


Media Release Date:

July 28, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau / Deputy Moreno   


Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff