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Department of the Air Force
Military Personnel Flight (MPF)
660 Macon Street
Robins AFB, GA 31098
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.
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. Your vehicle must be properly registered and it is mandatory while on base to have a paper copy. 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.
Warner Robins Driver License Office Of Warner Robins, Georgia 198 Carl Vinson Pkwy., Warner Robins, Georgia, 31088 Commercial: (478) 929-6774
Registration & Title Office Of Warner Robins, Georgia 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia, 31088 Commercial: (478) 542-2135
Seat Belts It is an on-base requirement for all passengers in automobiles manufactured after 1964, to use seat belts.
Hands Free Cell Phone In order for a driver of a motor vehicle to utilize their cellular device the driver must have hands free capabilities, may it be through the car audio system, blue tooth, or any form of hands free devices.
Car Seats Children under the age of six will be secured in a child safety seat approved by the Department of Public Safety.
Motorcycles All motorcycle riders must complete the Motorcycle Safety Course.
Parking Do not park in a reserved space (Example: "RES 0210" painted on the pavement). Do not park in a visitor space within two blocks of your work area. Do park in spaces defined by white lines or bumper blocks. Do park your motorcycle in designated parking spaces. Visitor spaces are for two hours unless otherwise marked.
Speed Limit The speed limit on base is 35 MPH unless otherwise posted. Security Forces are responsible for enforcing the speed limits and all other traffic laws. For parking lot areas, regardless if speed limit sign is not posted, the maximum allowed speed is 10 MPH.
Vehicle Checks Vehicles may be stopped and inspected at any of the base entrances. Military Working Dogs are periodically used to detect illicit drugs and firearms being transported onto and off of the base.
If you purchase a car and wish to have a courtesy check conducted by the Drug Detector Dogs, you may contact the Security Kennel Master at Commercial: 478-222-1990 DSN: 312-472-1990. You must have the check conducted within 15 days of the purchase of the vehicle.
Restricted Areas There are several restricted areas on base that are clearly marked with painted lines and restricted area signs. Entry to these areas is strictly limited to those personnel who have a re-occurring need to enter.
Photography Restricted areas are marked and there is to be no photographing in these areas.
Weapons All privately-owned weapons, whether kept in base housing or the Armory, must be registered with Pass and Registration. No weapons will be kept in the dormitories.
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.
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 57" in height 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. Be sure while operating a motorcycle on base that all PPE is worn i.e. (ankle high boots, eye protections, gloves, and approved DOT helmet, pants and long sleeve shirts). 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.