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United States Marine Corps
Yuma, AZ 85365
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.
MCAS Yuma does require that you register your vehicle(s) at the Pass and Registration Office. Personnel reporting for duty must register their vehicle within 30 days of their reporting date. In order to register your vehicle you must provide the following:
Active Duty Marines do not need to register their vehicle with the State of AZ. The State of AZ allows active duty military to have a Military Exemption, (You may obtain from the Law Center on base) if their home of record/legal residency is not AZ.
For further information or questions please contact Pass and Registration Office 928-269-2888.
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 State Department of Motor Vehicles website.
The driver and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving. State law requires that all children under 5 years of age be properly restrained in child seats. State law requires children ages 5 through 8 use a child restraint system until they are a minimum of 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Some states also require younger, smaller children to sit in the back seat.
This law does allow a police officer to stop a car if a child is not seat belted in a child safety 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. 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.