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Military Personnel Flight
540 Airlift Drive
Bldg 381 Room D-100
Travis AFB, CA 94535
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
TRAVIS AFB VEHICLE SMOG CHECK REQUIREMENTS
PCS’ing to California and your vehicle requires a Smog Check? Read below for details on your next steps once you arrive to Travis AFB.
IAW the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments Section 118(d), vehicles operated on federal installations (Travis AFB) located within smog test area shall be tested regardless of where the vehicles are registered in the state. Therefore, out-of-state registered vehicles are required to be tested to meet the Solano County, smog test requirements. Travis AFB employees (civilians and military) are required to complete the AF online self-certification to demonstrate compliance with the CAA. Employees will be notified through an automated email from email@example.com. It is a requirement that each employee follows the email instruction and complete the self-certification within the time frame provided. Below are most common scenarios that may apply to you:
For information regarding the AF self-certification requirements, please contact the base Air Quality Program Manager at, 707-424-5103.
Registration & Licensing Requirements
California 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 6 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.
Car Insurance in California will depend on a number of rating factors--age, marital status, location of car, driving record, coverage needs, etc. See the car insurance section of the Department of Motor Vehicles website to obtain an estimate based on your personal rating factors.
If married, your spouse (if not active duty) must obtain a California driver's license within ten days of employment within the state. Spouse will need to schedule an appointment at one of the local DMV's to take test.
Registering Vehicles on Base
Register your vehicle on base through your unit orderly room. In order to register your vehicle, you will need to provide the following:
Motorcycle registration is processed through the 60 Security Forces Squadron's Pass and ID desk in Bldg 381, down the hall from MPF Customer Service. Required items include:
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.