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The Banning Police Department's Traffic Division is currently staffed with two
motor officers. Traffic officers have the responsibility of investigating
traffic collisions, enforcing traffic laws and conducting follow-up
investigations on traffic related crimes such as hit & runs, etc. Traffic
Officers are also tasked with community education through various activities
including bicycle safety courses, child safety fairs and traffic safety classes
taught in the schools.
Our Traffic Officers currently ride BMW motorcycles, which are equipped with
the latest technological equipment, such as an on-board radar system and a
hand-held Lidar-Radar (Laser). Having this equipment allows our officers to
conduct speed enforcement while stationary and/or while moving. Motor Officers
are specially trained and are selected based on their experience, expertise and
must complete an intense training program in a state certified motor officer
Common Traffic Questions
What do I do if my car gets towed?
The Banning Police Department strictly enforces all laws pertaining to
unlicensed and suspended license drivers. Banning Police has a "zero tolerance"
policy when considering whether or not to impound your vehicle. Therefore, if
you are caught driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license,
the vehicle you are driving will be impounded.
What do I do if I get into a Traffic
The first priority at the scene of an
accident is the preservation of life and safety of the persons around an
accident. If you are in a vehicle, stay in your vehicle, unless it is not safe
to do so (e.g. fire or submerged vehicle). Several
people are injured at the scene of an accident as they exit or re-enter their
own vehicles. If you are not involved in the accident, get help in a safe manner
by calling 9-1-1 at the nearest pay phone or by using a cellular phone.
If a cellular phone is used, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher will answer.
If the accident occurred on surface streets in Banning, ask the dispatcher to be
transferred to the Banning Police Department dispatch center to report an
accident. If the accident did not occur in Banning, let the operator know what
city you are in and they will transfer you appropriately.
When connected to the dispatcher, report the following information:
· Location of the accident.
· How many injured persons (if any).
· The locations of the vehicles, property or pedestrians involved,
· If you are a witness or an involved driver/passenger
· Descriptions and directions of travel of fleeing vehicles (hit and run
If you are able, administer first aid to yourself first and then others. Stay at
the scene of the accident and wait for help to arrive
For questions regarding the Traffic Division of the Banning
Police Department, call (951) 922-3170.