(Via Ho’okele News)
In order to improve customer service and reduce wait times, effective Feb. 5, the traffic court location at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will change from police headquarters to the Navy College building, JBPHH, building 679, first floor, in the USS Utah room. Building 679 is located at 1260 Pierce St.
“Due to the heavy volume of traffic violations, traffic court will be relocated to the Navy College building in order to better serve our military, civilian and contractors with their citations,” said JBPHH traffic clerk Sandra Harris.
Traffic court will continue to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays with a check-in time of 12:45 p.m.
“Traffic laws are designed to protect you and other drivers on the road. If we do not follow them, we are not only putting ourselves at risk but also innocent bystanders and drivers,” said Lt. Robert Liberato, a traffic judge for JBPHH.
The base security department stated that commands are encouraged to remind personnel that JBPHH continues to be committed to improving safety of the base population and that the following traffic offenses will result in suspension of base driving privileges.
• Failure of operator or occupant to use restraint devices in a motor vehicle.
• Failure to properly restrain children in a child restraint system in a motor vehicle.
• Excessive speeding (eight mph or greater above the posted speed limit).
• Failure to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) while operating or riding a motorcycle.
• Permitting an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle.
• Utilizing a cell phone or other portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.
• Reckless driving.
Sanctions imposed are as follows:
• First offense — 30 day suspension of base driving privileges.
• Second offense — one year suspension of base driving privileges.
• Third offense — permanent suspension of base driving privileges.