Cell phone usage, seat belt non-usage punishment outlined

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE -- Driving a government owned vehicle or privately owned vehicle on an Air Force installation is a privilege granted by the installation commander.
   Those who accept that privilege must comply with the laws and instructions governing motor vehicle operation and registration on the installation.
   As part of the Department of Defense Joint Traffic Guidance, the directive states vehicle operators on a DOD installation and operators of government owned vehicles shall not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device.
   On Tinker, using a cell phone while driving without a hands-free device is considered a "primary offense" meaning violators including dependents will be stopped and ticketed solely for this offense.
   Drivers who violate this restriction will be given three assessment points against their driving records. Drivers should be aware that if two or more violations are committed, even on a single occasion, a ticket may be given to the driver for each violation.
   If a driver receives 12 points in a year or 18 points within two years or for moving violations, this will result in a one-year driving revocation. 
   In addition, drivers can be stopped and cited for vehicle occupants' failure to use seat belts. Drivers who violate this restriction will be given four assessment points. 
   Refer to Air Force Instruction 31-204, Air Force Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, (table 5.2) for more information.