STTOP is an intervention program developed by the Lost Hills/Malibu Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to educate young drivers and their parents.
The goal of STTOP is to correct reckless behavior and other bad driving practices. The program is designed to intervene when a young driver displays poor judgment or dangerous driving behavior. Aside from following up on collision reports and citations issued, STTOP encourages citizens to call in and report dangerous teen driver (or report them online at www.sttop.net/report_a_driver.htm.
Too many times, patrol officers are not present to see dangerous driving. The inability to catch an offender in the act ties the hands of law enforcement, which cannot act on a vehicle code infraction they do not witness. After an incident is reported to STTOP, a designated deputy sheriff will make personal contact with the offender and his or her parents in effort to correct the dangerous behavior. The goal of STTOP is not to prosecute offenders, but to make teens better, safer drivers, which in turns benefits our community.
If you see dangerous driving or reckless behavior by young drivers, report it to STTOP at 877.310.STOP (7867) or 818.880.5420. The call may save lives. STTOP is currently in use throughout the Conejo Valley, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Malibu, Calabasas, Ojai, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Camarillo, Oak Park and other locations.
For more information, visit www.sttop.net.
Cities and corporate sponsors have made STTOP possible. Additional donations can be made to The Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff's Booster Club (STTOP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.