“Are you the parent of a young driver? Ventura County Start Smart is for you!”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has developed statewide free classes to raise awareness and diminish the number of teen-related accidents. Ventura County Start Smart classes, taught by a local police department, aim to help young teen drivers and their parents fully comprehend the responsibilities of being a licensed driver.

Driver and parent responsibilities
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Pedestrian Safety: How to Avoid Being Another Statistic

School is about to start, the sun is shining bright, and pedestrians are crawling the streets of Ventura County. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (2014), on average a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes . Pedestrian safety is important knowledge for both drivers and pedestrians.


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Motorcyclist Creates Smart Helmet

The first time Ryan Shearman was scared for his life was when he was waiting longer than an hour for an ambulance to arrive to the scene of his motorcycle accident. Ryan was hit by a car and had to wait due to a delay caused by heavy traffic and incorrect directions given from the driver who […]

June 15th, 2016|Traffic Safety|0 Comments

Thousand Oaks Community Road Safety Program

Car crashes are the number one killer amongst teens. According to the police department, teens are significantly more likely to be reckless drivers, including driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

As a parent, I understand how the teenage years of our children’s life can be very stressful, especially when they start driving. We worry about […]

June 3rd, 2016|Teen Safety, Thousand Oaks, Traffic Safety|0 Comments

Is Snapchat to Blame for Car Accidents?

In 2016 Snapchat is expected to break 200 million users. Many active users from the ages of 13 to 34 use this app in place of text messaging or phone calls. Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled […]

May 11th, 2016|Teen Safety, Traffic Safety|0 Comments

Thousand Oaks to get Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signals

Starting in the Spring and Summer of 2016, the City of Thousand Oaks will be installing flashing yellow arrow signals at five intersection locations, a move that the City is hopeful will ease traffic delays.

The city will spend $80,000 on the new signals which are to be installed at the following locations:

Thousand Oaks Boulevard at […]

May 3rd, 2016|Traffic Safety|0 Comments