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United States Army
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307 Chamberlain Avenue
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Figuring out the best way to get around is important when you’re in a new installation. It’s useful to understand the various regulations, local laws as well as license and registration requirements. Whether you need a driver’s license, transport a car overseas or want help buying a car, there are people to assist you at your new installation. Check out the topics below to find information and regulations on vehicles and registration at your base.
State laws vary when it comes to motor vehicle insurance requirements, licensing and registration. The term vehicle generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Service members and their families will want to understand their state’s laws on registration and licensing before moving to a new state.
Georgia State law requires you to have sufficient liability insurance and a valid driver’s license in order to operate a vehicle. The term “vehicle” generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Further, your vehicle must be properly registered. Even though you are in the Military, you may be required to register your vehicle in-state and obtain an in-state license within a few months of moving. Access complete information on insurance, driver’s licensing, and where and how to register your vehicle by visiting the State Department of Motor Vehicles website.
Residents of Richmond County, including Fort Gordon, can register vehicles and obtain a Georgia license plate at Darling Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1000-1400.
Vehicles are no longer registered on the installation. However, newly arrived personnel are still required to inprocess through the provost marshall in Darling Hall.
Speed limits are well posted and are strictly enforced. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks. Exercise caution in the area around Chamberlain Avenue and Barnes Avenue due to formations and individuals crossing streets.
Entrance to the installation is restricted. ID card, driver's license, proof of POV insurance, and state POV registration are required for entrance.
Safety Seats -- The installation enforces Georgia laws concerning motor vehicle safety. Child safety seats are required for children who have not reached their eighth birthday. Seat belt use is mandatory.
Georgia law forbids the use of electronic devices such as cell phones while driving unless being used hands-free.
State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:
You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 8 years of age be properly restrained in child seats.
Motorcycles and their operators are subject to special laws. If you own and operate a motorcycle, you must comply with those laws. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.
Many States and local jurisdictions have strict laws about the use of cell phones and other digital devices while driving. Research these laws on the State Department of Motor Vehicles website. Tickets will be issued and fines assessed for violating these laws. Play it safe and always use a hands free device if you must use a cell phone or other PDA while driving. Hands-free devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide.
Text messaging or using any other device such as a PDA or computer while driving a motor vehicle is illegal in Georgia. Drivers under the age of eighteen may not use a cell phone, unless fully parked or in an emergency.