Traffic enforcement in Manteca is receiving a $133,000 infusion from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long traffic enforcement upgrade within the community.
Increased motorcycle enforcement on city streets is being made possible through the OTS grant. The city’s five motorcycles working the roadways were slashed to two due to the sagging economy in recent years.
It has been apparent that motorists have been aware of the lacking traffic enforcement with increased visible violations on the streets of distracted driving on cell phones, speed and running traffic lights.
There are currently only two police motorcycles working the streets under the supervision of motor Sgt. Paul Carmona.
The grant will also provide such things as distracted driving enforcement, DUI check points, speed, traffic signal and stop sign enforcement. The grant will also provide court sting operations where motorists driving away from the courthouse after having their licenses suspended will be pursued and cited by traffic officers, police said.