Welcome to New Orleans
When transitioning into the New Orleans area, remember: The more you plan in advance, the easier the move. The next few pages of this publication offer suggestions and information geared to make the transition smoother. The Fleet and Family Support Center, 504-678-7569; the Navy Family Housing Office, 504-678-3280; and the Household Goods Office, 504-678-9820; are all available to assist you.
All vehicles on board Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans must be properly registered with the security department in the Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center (CLEOC) database. All vehicles must have a valid state vehicle registration and proof of automobile insurance to access the installation. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license in their possession while operating a motor vehicle on board the base.
BASE DRIVING REGULATIONS
The speed limit on board NAS JRB New Orleans is 25 mph; any exceptions are posted. The speed limit in all family housing is 10 mph, and the speed limit through alleyways between housing units and cul-de-sacs is 5 mph. All speed limits are strictly enforced.
Seat Belts/Child Restraints — All Louisiana state traffic laws, Title 32, are enforced on board NAS JRB New Orleans. Louisiana state law and the Department of the Navy require the use of seat belts at all times while operating or riding in a vehicle. State law mandates that children younger than 1 year or who weigh less than 20 pounds must be in a rear-facing child safety seat; 1 through 4 years or 20 to 39 pounds in a forward-facing child safety seat; and 4 through 6 years or 40 to 60 pounds in a child booster seat. Children 6 and older who weigh more than 60 pounds may use adult restraints.
Traffic Violations — The base operates on a traffic points system for issuing Armed Forces Traffic Tickets 1408s and monetary fines for U.S. Magistrate Citations 1805s. Persons whose driving privileges are suspended or revoked (for one violation or an accumulation of 12 traffic points within 12 consecutive months or 18 traffic points within 24 consecutive months) will be notified in writing through official channels, as per OPNAVINST 11200.5D. Magistrate Tickets 1805s are also issued incorporating monetary fines for traffic violations and mandatory appearances in Federal Magistrate Court in the city of New Orleans.
Motorcycle Operators — Motorcycle operators must have proof of completing a Motorcycle Safety Foundation-approved course within the past three years before being permitted to operate a motorcycle on base. Motorcycles and motorcycle operators must meet the requirements of OPNAVINST 5100.12J (JUNE 26, 2012) as it pertains to required safety equipment and attire. Proper attire includes the following: a helmet meeting Department of Transportation requirements, Snell Memorial Foundation certification, worn and properly fastened under the chin (fake or novelty helmets are prohibited); protective eye devices designed for motorcycle riders or a full-face shield covering the eyes; sturdy over-the-ankle footwear that affords protection for the feet and ankles; a long-sleeved shirt or jacket; long trousers; and full-fingered gloves or mittens designed for use on a motorcycle. Motorcycle jackets constructed of abrasion-resistant materials such as leather, Kevlar or Cordura and containing impact-absorbing padding are highly recommended. Outer garments constructed of brightly colored and reflective materials are highly recommended during daylight hours. Reflective outer garments or vests must be worn during hours of darkness.
An outline of all traffic laws and vehicle requirements can be obtained by calling the security department at 504-678-3518.
All privately owned weapons introduced into the installation must be registered with the security department. Failure to register may result in the loss of the weapon. Base housing residents may keep their privately owned weapons in their quarters, but the weapons must first be registered with base security. Concealed weapon permits issued by civil authorities are not valid on NAS JRB New Orleans. Transportation of weapons and ammunition is not authorized on base unless the weapon is already registered and you are taking it to your residence. All weapons must be under the control of a person 21 or older and must not be left unattended at any time. For full guidance on firearms refer to OPNAVINST 5530.14E CH-1 (Sept. 23, 2014), paragraph 0306, Personal Firearm Safety, Control and Accountability.