Q: Is there a way to get someone to monitor the housing areas for speeding? I hear people flying by my house every day and it makes me more nervous now that school is out and there will be more kids running around and playing at the park.
A: This is probably a good reminder for all of us. Now that school is out, we need to be more vigilant in watching for children as we drive not only aboard Naval Base Ventura County’s facilities but also out in town. We can help keep them safe all summer long by exercising a little more caution while we drive.
I’ve asked our force protection team to maintain a visible presence and remind drivers to slow down. Now I’m asking all of you to do your part.
Parents, please teach your children how to stay safe playing outdoors this summer. Show them how to safely cross the street, to look both ways and be mindful of cars both on the streets and in parking areas. Be watchful, be conscious, and above all, be careful! Together we can ensure our children have a safe and happy summer.
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