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Thousand Oaks Police Department Advises Citizens of Traffic Safety Around Schools
8/14/2014 7:35:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Reminds Drivers of Traffic Safety in School Zones


Various Locations in Thousand Oaks, Ca

Date & Time:

August 14, 2014

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit





As we embark upon the school season, the Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind parents, students, and motorists to follow basic traffic and pedestrian safety rules when traveling throughout the City, especially in school zones.

By adhering to the following traffic safety tips, the number of accidents in and around school zones can be reduced:

Motorists should be aware of children on sidewalks and crossing streets before and after school since many do not pay attention to vehicular traffic.

Motorists need to be extra alert for sudden movements into the roadway by young people riding bicycles or walking to and from neighborhood schools.

Parents/drivers are encouraged to allow sufficient time to drive their children to school and not to double park to allow passengers to exit the vehicle.

Drivers should avoid any activity that distracts them while driving, e.g., adjusting the radio, talking on a cell phone, or texting.

Parents are urged to talk with their children and discuss the importance of crossing the roadway at marked intersections or within crosswalks. Parents are also reminded to be aware of Crossing Guards in crosswalks and yield to their direction. Vehicles are not permitted to turn into the crosswalk while the guard is still in the crosswalk, and drivers may be cited for doing so if observed by the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

Parents are reminded that bicycle riders under the age of 18 are required by law to wear helmets.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is committed to traffic safety through education and enforcement. For further information on traffic safety, please contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Unit at (805) 494-8245.


Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Edward Beauvais, Crime Prevention Bureau

Media Release Date:

August 14, 2014

Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Matthew Volpe, Traffic Bureau.

Approved by: 

Captain James Fryhoff