JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. –
The 633rd and 733rd Security Forces Squadrons at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia have seen a rise in speeding and illegal parking violations directly correlating to the rise in vehicle accidents on base.
Vehicle accidents are harmful to service members’ lives, but also harm the critical missions on JBLE.
The 633rd SFS plan to increase their patrols in parking lots and cite more traffic violations.
“With the increase of individuals breaking traffic laws you have an increase in vehicle accidents. This takes one of our brothers and sisters out of workplace,” U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel Day, 633rd SFS Police Services noncommissioned officer in charge. “This increases the work load on others within the base units or makes a unit ineffective or detracting from the mission goals, because of someone deciding to not obey the law or regulations.”
In order to comply and reduce the hazards brought on by these increasing numbers, members are encouraged to obey all posted speed limits, yield to all emergency vehicles and only park in authorized spots.
“The 633 SFS identifies accident trends and traffic patterns utilizing mobile speed carts and implements selective enforcement in the identified areas,” Day said. “Security Forces members also utilize speed measuring devices, RADAR and LIDAR, to reduce speeders in those identified areas.”
Speeding and illegal parking take attention away from more vital base security. Service members are encouraged to keep with the core value of integrity first. That means always doing the right thing even when nobody is watching.
Violators of traffic laws on base are subject to base driving privilege suspensions or revocations and court fines.
According to Day, when an individual has accumulated a total of 12 or more points within a 12-month period or 18 points within a 24-month period, 633 SFS Reports & Analysis section will notify the individual's commander or first sergeant that the individual's on base driving privileges are being revoked for a period of one year.
For any questions about traffic laws on JBLE-Langley, call the 633rd SFS/Police Services Section at 764-5091 or contact the JBLE-Fort Eustis 733rd Security Force Squadron at 878-4555.
Please help keep JBLE safe!