Information, Referral, & Follow-up Program
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
Phone 301-619-6364 / 301-619-2197
Phone (DSN) 312-343-6364
Fax (DSN) 312-343-6288
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Speed Limits -- Maximum speed for the installation is 25 MPH, 15 MPH for housing areas, and 10 MPH when passing Physical Training or troop formations.
Cell Phones -- Cell phones are not allowed while driving without a "hands free" device. Blackberries or similar items, such as personal data assistants are prohibited as well. In addition, base regulation prohibits vehicle operator from viewing DVDs while driving on post. This code is now in effect and applies to all motorists operating a vehicle on Fort Detrick, to include visitors.
Drivers may use hands-free accessories that allow them to keep both hands free to control the vehicle and do not interfere with their ability to hear sirens or similar alarms. An earphone is authorized as long as it only covers one ear, leaving the other ear free to hear alarms and surrounding traffic.
Violators will receive a ticket that will include a $25 fine and a $25 administration fee. The maximum punishment for violations includes a fine and up to 30 days in jail. Any offense that involves the potential of time in jail may also include probation or community service.
Seat Belts -- Mandatory usage of seat belts for all passengers to include back seat passengers.
Child Safety Seat/Booster Seats -- All children younger than six years of age, regardless of weight, or who weigh 40 pounds or less, regardless of age, must be secured in a federally approved child safety seat.
Speed Detectors -- Prohibited use of radar or laser speed detectors on post, except by law-enforcement personnel.
Accidents/Point System -- All traffic accidents must be reported to the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO)immediately. Vehicles involved in accidents should not be moved until the arrival of PMO. When PMO assesses points, a report is sent to Maryland DMV and then to the state the license was issued and points are assessed on your license.
Motorcycle Riders -- Motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets and protective clothing. All motorcycle riders must complete a motorcycle safety course to ride a motorcycle on post.
Registering Vehicles on Base
Vehicle registration decals are no longer issued. Federal ID's are used for access to the installation.
Vehicle Operation -- Valid state of domicile licenses for military members and dependents are honored and are required to operate a vehicle on post.
Vehicle Checks -- State Requirement: (1) Active duty personnel arriving from overseas assignments must have their vehicles properly registered within 30 days of the arrival of their vehicles. (2) No need to pre-register active duty bearing current tags of member's state of domicile. (3) Vehicles registered in name of dependent must be registered within 30 days.
Out-Processing -- When out-processing, selling, or changing vehicles, the Fort Detrick decal must be turned in to the Provost Marshal Office. The decal is for the designated vehicle only. The registrant is legally liable for the decal.