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Registration & licensing requirements

Kansas 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.

 

State laws

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 under7 years of age, 80 pound or 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. 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

Vehicle registration is required on Fort Leavenworth. Bring your vehicle registration and proof of insurance to the Provost Marshal Office on McPherson Avenue. Every vehicle must have liability insurance coverage not lower than the minimum prescribed by Kansas law. Keep your car registration and proof of insurance in vehicle at all times.

 

Base regulations

Seat Belts — Seat belts are mandatory for all vehicle occupants. Children under 4 years of age or 40 pounds must be in a car seat.

Cell phone use — Hand held cell phones are prohibited while driving on Post. You may use “Hands Free” devices.

Motorcycles — Motorcyclists and moped operators are required to complete an Army-approved motorcycle safety course prior to riding on Army installations. Motorcyclists without a Motorcycle Safety Course Card are subject to ticketing and/or being refused entry to post. Motorcyclists and moped operators are required to wear helmets, eye protection, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, over-the-ankle shoes and reflective vests or clothing.

Bicycles — Bicycles are not permitted on Grant Avenue. Bicycles can be registered by the Military Police upon request.

Joggers — Reflective clothing is required for running/jogging during hours of limited visibility. The use of headphones while running/jogging on-post is permitted only when on sidewalks and must be removed when crossing streets. Walkers must also remove headphones when crossing streets. Runners and joggers should use sidewalks whenever possible. Running or jogging is never allowed on Grant Avenue. Bicycles, runners, joggers and pets are not allowed in the National Cemetery.

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