News Story


Back to School Safety Camarillo
8/20/2015 8:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Back to School Safety


City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

August 20, 2015

Unit(s) Responsible:

Community Resource Unit



The Camarillo Police Department is reminding motorists to take extra precaution when travelling in school zones. When schools are in session, children will be walking or riding their bicycles to and from school ' many of them during the busiest times of the day for motorists.

Reminders for Motorists:

Slow down. Observe the speed limit in school zones at all times. Camarillo Police Officers will be assigned to these areas to observe for traffic violations.

Be especially careful when driving on neighborhood streets and around school zones. Always expect the unexpected. Observe all traffic laws.

Be alert for children walking and biking as you back out of your driveway or leave your garage.

Watch for children on bicycles, especially at intersections.

Stop your car when you see lights flashing on a school bus. Flashing red lights indicate that the bus is stopped and students are getting on or off. Vehicles in every lane need to stop. Don't start driving until the red lights stop flashing. Be aware that a child may dash across the street.

Lastly children will be cited for helmet violations. Any child under 18 years of age needs to properly wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Fines for citations range over $ 100.00.


Prepared by:

Deputy Mario Molina


News Release Date:

August 20, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Mario Molina

3701 E. Las Posas

Camarillo, Ca. 93010

(805) 388-5130



Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).