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Nearly 20 police officers writing traffic tickets on Wednesday

Up to 20 police officers from various area agencies will flood Manteca’s streets on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in a crackdown on moving traffic violations’

The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) is aimed at reducing vehicle collisions and unsafe driving. Manteca Police Department will partner with local traffic enforcement units from Tracy, Ripon, Lathrop, San Joaquin County and Lodi to enforce California vehicle code violations and promote responsible driving.

The operation will include nearly 20 traffic officers from participating agencies will hit Manteca’s streets from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enforcement is focused on ticketing vehicle code violations that frequently cause traffic collisions along Manteca’s roadways. These violations often include: unsafe speed, right-of-way violations, unsafe turning movements, stop sign violations and hands-on cell phone use. 

Manteca Police urge everyone one to help in making Manteca’s streets safer by slowing down, scanning ahead, not drinking and driving, putting your cell phone down, being aware of your surroundings, and by reporting reckless driving.

  Manteca is averaging nearly 1,000 traffic collisions a year. There have been 26 fatalities on city streets during the last decade.