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United States Marine Corps
1555 SOUTHGATE RD
Arlington, VA 22214-5000
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.
To register an automobile in Washington, D.C., you can visit the Washington DC DMV homepage or call 202-727-5000.
To register an automobile in Virginia, you can visit the Virginia DMV homepage or call 703-761-4655.
To register an automobile in Maryland, you can visit the Maryland DMV homepage or call 301-729-4550.
There is no need for vehicle registration aboard Henderson Hall and Ft Myer. No base decals are issued or needed any longer.
Vehicle Checks -- All vehicles entering or leaving Henderson Hall are subject to search.
Speed Limit -- The speed limit on Henderson Hall is 15 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted, and is enforced by Military Police.
Seat Belts -- Seat belts are required at all times while driving on base.
Parking -- Parking of motor vehicles is authorized only in those areas designated for parking. Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way.
Accidents -- The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident or collision, shall immediately, by the quickest means available, notify the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO) at (703) 696-8968 or (703) 696-3525 of the circumstances, location, number and extent of injuries, and other such information which will assist Military Police and emergency services in reaching the scene.
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 5 years of age be properly restrained in child seats. Some states also require younger, smaller children to sit in the back seat.
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.