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Department of the Air Force
Military Personnel Flight
1255 Vandenberg Blvd.
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
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. Visit the USA.gov Motor Vehicle Services page for links to state-specific websites.
Registration & Licensing Requirements
Arkansas 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.
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 and under 60 pounds 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.
Registering Vehicles on Base
There is no longer a requirement to register your vehicles with Little Rock AFB Pass and Registration; nor is there a requirement for base decals.
All privately owned vehicles operated on base must be insured. A current license plate is required.
For more information regarding on-base vehicle requirements, call Pass and Registration at 501-987-6338.
Your state driver's license is valid in Arkansas providing it is current or if your state has an extension. Family members are not exempt, they are required to obtain an Arkansas driver's license within 30 days after arrival.
Seat Belts/Child Restraints
Arkansas state traffic laws apply on LRAFB. Seat belts are mandatory. State, local, and base officials can stop vehicles for suspected nonuse of seatbelts. Child seats/restraints are mandatory for children under 40 lbs.
New motorcycle operators will immediately contact wing safety office to be scheduled for the next motorcycle training class and obtain a pass to operate your cycle. Mandatory wear of seat belts is required in Arkansas and on Little Rock AFB.
Headlights must be on when windshield wipers are used during inclement weather.
Vehicle Checks -- All vehicles entering or leaving LRAFB are subject to search.
Cell Phones-- Hands-free cell phone devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide.
Accidents -- Vehicle accidents should be reported to the Security Police Desk Sergeant at 501-987-3221.
Criminal Offenses -- Criminal offenses should be reported to the Security Police Desk Sergeant at 501-987-3221.
Crime Stop - 501-987-6600
State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:
Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the Distraction.gov State Laws page.