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    Traffic violations lead to stiff penalties on Fort Knox

    If a Department of the Army civilian is pulled over on Fort Knox, they may have “points” added to their record.

    Army Regulation 190-5 covers motor vehicle traffic supervision which includes a “point system.” The regulation captures traffic violations and assesses points for each cited offense. When added up, these points can lead to consequences including revocation of on-post driving privileges.

    Lt. Col. Edgar Otalora, director of Fort Knox’s Directorate of Emergency Services, said though the system has always been part of regulatory guidance, it has not previously been actively enforced on the installation.

    “This program highlights those individual drivers who are unsafe and habitual offenders,” Otalora said.  Read More...

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