Thousand Oaks Traffic Unit Conducts Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
6/1/2012 4:13:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation
Thousand Oaks Boulevard At Live Oak Street
Date & Time:
May 30, 2012 11:00 am until 1:30 pm
Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau conducted a pedestrian safety enforcement operation at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Live Oak Street. At this intersection, there is a clearly marked crosswalk designed to allow pedestrians to safely cross Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
Two Traffic Bureau employees dressed in civilian clothes were used to walk back and forth in the crosswalk during a two and a half hour time period. Deputies assigned to the Traffic Bureau monitored the crosswalk for motorists failing to yield to a pedestrian and for other traffic violations. During this time period (41) traffic violations were observed. Seventeen (17) of the violations were for drivers failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk and (18) of the violations were for drivers talking on their cell phone while driving. The other (6) violations were for right of way violations, seatbelts, insurance and unlicensed driver. All of the drivers who committed violations were stopped and issued citations. One driver was arrested for a warrant for a prior unlicensed driver conviction. This driver's car was impounded for 30 days.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to pay attention while driving near crosswalks and to actively look for pedestrians crossing the street. Additionally, pedestrians are urged to always use crosswalks and to continuously scan the roadway in both directions for cars that are approaching and not slowing down or stopping.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant R. Harwood
Media Release Date:
May 30, 2012
Sergeant R. Harwood
Captain J. Hernandez