Headquarters
United States Army Europe
United States Army Installation Management Command
    Europe Region
Heidelberg, Germany

Army in Europe
Regulation 190-1*

 

Headquarters
U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/U.S. Sixth Fleet
Naples, Italy

CNE-C6F
Instruction 11240.6X*

 

Headquarters
United States Air Forces in Europe
Ramstein, Germany

USAFE
Instruction 31-202*

13 August 2010

Military Police

Driver and Vehicle Requirements and the Installation Traffic Code for the U.S. Forces in Germany


*This publication supersedes AE Regulation 190-1/CNE-C6F Instruction 11240.6W/USAFE Instruction 31-202, 15 May 2009.



For the Commander:
 
Authenticated:  
ROBERT B. BROWN
Major General, GS
Chief of Staff

 
A. M. KURTA
Rear Admiral, USN
Director for Policy, Resources, and
    Strategy, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
ROGER A. BRADY
General, USAF
Commander
Official:
 
  Official:
DWAYNE J. VIERGUTZ
Chief, Army in Europe
    Document Management
J. E. FINK
Captain, JAGC, USN
Force Judge Advocate
    U.S. Naval Forces Europe
NEIL E. RADER
Colonel, USAF
Chief, Security Forces


Summary. This publication prescribes policy and procedures for licensing drivers of privately owned vehicles (POVs), inspecting and registering POVs, and operating POVs and other wheeled recreational equipment on U.S. Forces installations in Germany. POV license and registration operations are conducted according to the Supplementary Agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement. USEUCOM Directive 45-7 delegates this authority to the CG, USAREUR.

Summary of Change. This revision—

  • Modifies procedures for Army military and civilian personnel and their Family members who want to obtain a motorcycle endorsement to their U.S. Forces certificate of license or be issued a motorcycle certificate of license (para 2-2g(1)).


  • Requires individuals applying for a U.S. Forces certificate of license who have previously been diagnosed or are newly diagnosed with a seizure disorder to obtain a neurologist’s review and recommendation before applying or reapplying for a U.S. Forces certificate of license (para 2-4c).


  • Prohibits personnel from operating a POV or riding a bicycle while wearing headphones, using a cell phone (other than a hands-free device) or other devices for oral communications or text messaging, using a calculator, or taking photographs (table 2-1 and para 5-5i).


  • Modifies POV inspection and registration requirements (paras 3-4e through g).


  • Incorporates administrative changes throughout.
  • Applicability. This publication applies to—

  • Members of the U.S. Forces (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and the civilian component (including Family members) who are assigned to or employed within the geographic boundaries of Germany and who are authorized a U.S. Forces certificate of license and POV registration privileges under AE Regulation 600-700.
  • NOTE: This publication applies to USAFE personnel in Germany only for licensing POV drivers and for registering POVs with the RMV. USAFE personnel will refer to AFI 31-204 for all other aspects of motor vehicle traffic supervision, traffic violations, suspensions, revocations, and point assessments. USAFE agencies will notify the RMV of all suspensions, revocations, and traffic-point assessments.

  • Persons assigned to nonappropriated fund organizations and other authorized organizations (AE Reg 600-700) in Germany, including international military headquarters.


  • Members of the U.S. Forces and civilian component on temporary duty (TDY) in Germany who apply for a U.S. Forces certificate of license. According to AR 190-5/OPNAV 11200.5D/AFI 31-218(I) and AFI 31-204, the policy and procedures in this publication apply in cases of conflict.


  • Heads of U.S. military organizations who want to register nontactical vehicles with U.S. Forces-provided POV license plates. Permission to register nontactical vehicles must be granted in writing from the garrison provost marshal, chief of security forces, or director of logistics, as applicable. Installation Fleet Management Systems-owned nontactical vehicles must have written authorization from the Director, Installation Fleet Management Systems. In all cases where written approval is required, the authorization document must be submitted with the application to register the vehicle.


  • Personnel who drive on U.S. installations, including local national and foreign national employees of the U.S. Government, and other personnel who routinely require access to U.S. installations in Germany.
  • NOTE: Where applicable by branch of Service, personnel found in violation of this publication will be subject to suspension or revocation of their certificate of license, loss of vehicle registration privileges, or both.

    Supplementation. Organizations will not supplement this publication without USAREUR Provost Marshal (PM) (AEAGC-PDP-V) approval.

    Forms. Appendix B lists forms prescribed by this publication. AE and higher level forms are available through the Army in Europe Library and Publishing System at https://aepubs.army.mil/.

    Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this publication is the USAREUR PM (AEAGC-PDP-V, DSN 386-7271). Users may send suggested improvements to this publication to the USAREUR PM (AEAGC-PDP-V) at e-mail: rmvcustsvc@eur.army.mil or by sending DA Form 2028 to the USAREUR PM (AEAGC-PDP-V), Unit 29230, APO AE 09008-9230.

    Distribution. A (AEPUBS); Air Force units: F (AFI 33-360).



    CONTENTS


    CHAPTER 1
    INTRODUCTION


    CHAPTER 2
    ACQUISITION AND LOSS OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES


    CHAPTER 3
    POV REGISTRATION


    CHAPTER 4
    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS


    CHAPTER 5
    U.S. FORCES TRAFFIC CODE FOR INSTALLATIONS IN GERMANY


    CHAPTER 6
    MWR STRIP-LOT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RESALE OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES


    Appendixes
    A. References
    B. Publications and Forms
    C. POV Inspection Stations
    D. Internal Controls, Reviews, and Audits
    E. Procedures for Disposing of Unwanted POVs
    F. Summary of Responsibilities for Commanders and Supervisors
    G. Summary of Suspending, Revoking, and Appellate Authority Responsibilities
    H. Summary of Responsibilities for Garrison Provost Marshals and Chiefs, Security Forces
    I. U.S. Forces Certificate of License and Motor Vehicle Classification Summary
    J. Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents
    K. Reporting Lost, Stolen, or Recovered POVs and License Plates

    Tables
    2-1. Traffic-Point Table
    B-1. Publications and Forms
    C-1. Inspection Items, Methods, and Reasons for Rejection
    C-2. Maximum Allowable Decibels
    F-1. Commander and Supervisor Responsibilities
    G-1. Suspending Authority Responsibilities
    G-2. Revoking Authority Responsibilities
    G-3. Appellate Authority Responsibilities
    H-1. Garrison Provost Marshal and Chief, Security Forces, Responsibilities
    I-1. U.S. Forces Certificate of License Requirements
    J-1. Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents

    Figures
    4-1. German License Plates Agreement Statement
    C-1. Noise-Level Testing for Motor Vehicles With Three or More Wheels
    C-2. Measuring Distances for Motorcycles in Motion
    C-3. Measuring Distances for Stationary Motorcycles
    E-1. POV Disposal Procedures
    E-2. Format for Notification Letter to the Owner of a Found POV

    Glossary



    CHAPTER 1
    INTRODUCTION


    1-1. PURPOSE
    This publication—


    1-2. REFERENCES


    1-3. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS
    The glossary defines abbreviations and terms.


    1-4. RESPONSIBILITIES

    NOTE: Checks from foreign banks payable in dollars will not be accepted for any RMV transaction.


    CHAPTER 2
    ACQUISITION AND LOSS OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES


    SECTION I
    ACQUIRING A U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE


    2-1. LICENSING POLICY


    2-2. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

    NOTE: Persons who have a motorcycle endorsement for one of the licenses listed in a(4)(a)1 or 2 above are exempt from the requirements in 1 and 2 above, but must complete the MSF course.

    NOTE: Individuals who do not have a valid country or U.S. State drivers license for a motorcycle are forbidden from attending an MSF course sponsored by the U.S. Forces in Germany. MSF training is not authorized for individuals to operate a motorcycle with an attached sidecar or a three-wheeled vehicle (trike).


    2-3. SPECIAL ISSUE OF U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATES OF LICENSE


    2-4. DISABLED PERSONS


    2-5. RENEWING A U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE


    2-6. REPLACING A U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE


    2-7. ADDITION OF VEHICLE CLASS
    Additions of vehicle classes on a U.S. Forces certificate of license may be made only if the individual has a valid country license indicating the class to be added. Licensees applying for an addition of a vehicle class to their existing U.S. Forces certificate of license will—


    2-8. PERSONAL INFORMATION CHANGE
    Licensees will report changes to personal information (for example, name, unit address) to obtain a new U.S. Forces certificate of license. Licensees must turn in their existing license and complete the requirements in paragraph 2-2a(1) and (2).


    2-9. ELIGIBILITY FOR GERMAN DRIVERS LICENSE


    2-10. LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY


    2-11. IMPLIED CONSENT PROVISION


    SECTION II
    LOSS OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES


    2-12. GENERAL


    2-13. DECLARATION OF INELIGIBILITY FOR A U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE


    2-14. SUSPENSIONS
    Suspensions will be discretionary or mandatory and for periods specified in subparagraphs a and b below. The period of suspension will begin on the date the U.S. Forces certificate of license is confiscated. Suspending authorities may suspend an individual’s U.S. Forces certificate of license for a longer period (up to 1 year) than prescribed below when appropriate. Examples of when a longer suspension period is appropriate include when other measures have failed to improve a driver’s performance, a driver commits repeated serious moving violations, or an individual repeatedly violates the installation parking policy. Offenses involving alcohol or controlled substances will require the licensee to attend and successfully complete an ASAP or ADAPT Program and remedial driver training.


    2-15. REVOCATIONS
    Revocations are mandatory, take effect immediately, and remain in effect indefinitely. The period of revocation begins on the date the U.S. Forces certificate of license is confiscated. Offenses requiring mandatory revocation are listed in subparagraphs a and b below. Petitions for reinstatement are authorized only after 1 year for offenses in subparagraph a below and only after 5 years for offenses in subparagraph b below.


    2-16. REVOCATION BY CIVIL AUTHORITIES


    2-17. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS, REPRIMANDS, REPORTS, AND DISPOSITION PROCEDURES


    2-18. REBUTTAL PROCEDURES


    2-19. APPEALS
    Adverse actions against a person may be appealed through command channels to the appellate authority, except for actions ordered by German authorities that may be appealed only through the German legal system. Appellate authority is defined in the glossary, and a summary of appellate actions is in appendix G. A copy of actions taken by appellate authorities will be sent to the RMV. If the RMV does not receive the appeal by the suspense date indicated on the RMV notification letter, the notification letter date will be used as the final action date against the offender.


    2-20. PETITIONS FOR REINSTATEMENT OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES (REVOCATIONS AND RESTRICTED DRIVING PRIVILEGES)


    2-21. TRAFFIC-POINT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

    Table 2-1
    Traffic-Point Table
    Violation Points
    Assessed
    Reckless driving (willful and wanton disregard for the safety of people or property (UCMJ, Art 111)).6
    Owner knowingly and willfully permitting a person to operate a motor vehicle when unlicensed or mentally or physically impaired (for example, intoxicated).6
    Fleeing or leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage.6
    Driving a motor vehicle when mentally impaired by alcohol consumption (a BAC 0.5 milligrams to 0.79 milligrams per 1.0 milliliter of whole blood or breath). Appendix J, table J-1, converts German breath-alcohol levels into U.S. blood-alcohol levels.6
    Taking part in speed contests.6
    Exceeding stated speed limits: 
        a. 1 to 10 miles per hour (mph) (1 to 16 kilometers per hour (kph)) over the posted speed limit.3
        b. 11 to 15 mph (17 to 25 kph) over the posted speed limit.4
        c. 16 to 20 mph (26 to 32 kph) over the posted speed limit.5
        d. 20 or more mph (33 or more kph) over the posted speed limit.6
    Driving too fast for conditions.4
    Following too closely.4
    Failing to yield right-of-way to an emergency vehicle.4
    Failing to stop for a schoolbus or at a school crossing signal.4
    Failing to obey traffic signals or traffic instructions of a law-enforcement officer, a traffic warden, or any official regulating traffic device requiring drivers to stop, yield the right-of-way, not enter, or follow a specified direction of travel.4
    Passing improperly.4
    Failing to yield right-of-way (no official sign involved).4
    Failing to require any passenger on a motorcycle to wear required safety devices (for example, protective eye device, helmet, proper protective clothing) on or off military installations.3
    Failing to report involvement in an accident.3
    Turning improperly (no official sign involved).3
    Overtaking improperly.3
    Committing other moving violations (for example, failing to maintain control, inattentive driving, improper backing).3
    Operating a POV while wearing headphones, using a cell phone (other than a hands-free device) or other devices for oral communications or text messaging, using a calculator, or taking photographs.3
    Operating a POV that does not meet the mechanical standards in appendix C.3
    Operating a vehicle that does not meet nonmechanical standards in appendix C (for example, window-tinting, exhaust noise level, chassis or frame alteration, damaged glass, wheel spinners) or any violation capable of endangering the driver, passengers, or other persons on or near the roadway where the vehicle is being operated.3
    Owning or operating an unregistered or uninsured POV.2
    Failing to use available restraint-system devices or not requiring all passengers to use restraint-systems; allowing children 12 years of age or younger to occupy the front seat without authorized safety equipment suitable for the child and permitted for use in front seats (United States Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved or approved in Germany under Economic Commission for Europe Regulation (ECE-R) 44/03)); allowing children 12 years of age or younger, or shorter than 150 centimeters (4 feet, 11 inches), to sit in the back seat without DOT-approved restraint equipment suitable for the child.2
    Driving too slowly for conditions.2
    Displaying license plates or decals in violation of this publication.2
    Making excessive noise while operating a POV (for example, inside: radio or stereo; or outside: producing excessive exhaust noise or squealing tires (“burning rubber”)).2
    Causing an accident (used only as an addition to points assessed for a specific offense).1
    Failing to have U.S. Forces certificate of license and ID card in possession when operating a POV.1
    Operating a POV without corrective lenses when the U.S. Forces certificate of license requires wear of lenses.1
    Parking a POV where prohibited (for example, against the flow of traffic, double-parking).1
    NOTE: If alcohol is involved in any of the above violations, ASAP or ADAPT Program attendance and completion of remedial driver training will be required.



    2-22. REPORTS OF ACTIONS TAKEN


    CHAPTER 3
    POV REGISTRATION


    3-1. POLICY AND ENTITLEMENT


    3-2. LIMITS ON NUMBER OF REGISTERED POVs


    3-3. MECHANICAL STANDARDS


    3-4. INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS


    3-5. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


    3-6. PROOF AND TYPES OF OWNERSHIP

    NOTE: Individuals with suspended or revoked certificates of license are not authorized a co-ownership registration. These individuals must comply with paragraph 2-17c.


    3-7. 30-DAY TEMPORARY AND SPECIAL TEMPORARY REGISTRATION


    3-8. NONOPERATIONAL REGISTRATION


    3-9. TRANSFERRING A POV TO ANOTHER PERSON ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER A POV WITH THE U.S. FORCES


    3-10. TRANSFERRING OR DISPOSING OF A POV TO PERSONS NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER WITH THE U.S. FORCES
    POVs will not be transferred or otherwise disposed of if encumbered by a lien. The only proof of lien-release is a clear title or a letter of release from the lending institution. The letter must specify the vehicle’s year, make, model, and chassis number.


    3-11. RENEWAL REGISTRATION


    3-12. REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE PROOF OF CONTINUING INSURANCE


    3-13. REQUIREMENT TO REPORT CHANGES IN REGISTRATION INFORMATION


    3-14. INLAND MOVEMENT AND COMMERCIALLY SHIPPED POVs


    3-15. REPORTING LOST, STOLEN, OR RECOVERED VEHICLES AND LICENSE PLATES


    3-16. REPLACING LOST, STOLEN, OR MUTILATED LICENSE PLATES, DOCUMENTS, AND DECALS


    3-17. POV REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES
    The two types of POV registration certificates are as follows:


    3-18. DISPLAYING LICENSE PLATES

    NOTE: Improper mounting of license plates may result in cancellation of the vehicle registration and corresponding cancellation of the vehicles fuel cards.


    3-19. REGISTRATION DECALS
    Displaying unauthorized decals, stickers, or banners on U.S. Forces-registered POVs may result in cancellation of the vehicle registration, failure of the mechanical inspection, or both. U.S. installation and DOD decals must be removed before registering the vehicle in Germany. Only the following decals may be displayed:


    3-20. REPOSSESSION OF POVs BY LIENHOLDERS


    3-21. PROCEDURES FOR CLEARING A POV


    3-22. DISPOSITION BY AN AGENT


    3-23. WITHDRAWAL OF REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES


    3-24. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR RACING EVENTS


    3-25. LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY


    3-26. RESTRICTIONS ON DISPLAY OF WRITTEN OR GRAPHIC MATERIAL ON POVs


    CHAPTER 4
    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS


    SECTION I
    TRAFFIC LAWS AND REGULATIONS


    4-1. GENERAL


    4-2. RESERVED POV PARKING
    Reserved POV parking spaces for specific people or activities may be as designated by the USAG or BSG commander. Parking by permit number rather than name, grade, or position is strongly recommended for security reasons.


    4-3. POV SECURITY
    POV owners will secure their vehicles when parked and unattended. Failure to secure a POV may result in a citation from law-enforcement personnel.


    4-4. SAFETY-EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GERMANY
    German law requires the following safety equipment:


    4-5. SCHOOLBUSES
    Drivers must stop when approaching or following schoolbuses that are stopped to allow passengers to get on or off. This rule applies only on U.S. Forces-controlled property.


    4-6. LENDING AND BORROWING POVs


    4-7. ACTION IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT


    SECTION II
    PROVISIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AND PROHIBITIONS ON POV OPERATION AND DISPOSAL


    4-8. USE OF TAX-FREE POL IN RENTED AND LEASED VEHICLES
    People who rent German-registered vehicles may use tax-free POL products in these vehicles when authorized by commanders according to AE Regulation 600-17.


    4-9. PROHIBITIONS ON UNREGISTERED OR UNLICENSED POVs


    4-10. OPERATION OF U.S. FORCES-REGISTERED POVs BY PERSONS NOT LICENSED UNDER THIS PUBLICATION


    4-11. DISPOSING OF POVs


    4-12. LOSS OF LOGISTIC SUPPORT
    Commanders and supervisors of individuals who have registered POVs with the U.S. Forces must notify the RMV in writing when any of those individuals have obtained logistic support to register their POVs through employment or service in their organization and are reassigned to another country, are terminated (voluntary or involuntarily) from their duty position, or lose entitlement to logistic support in any manner and do not properly clear through central clearance. This serves as an additional control to protect the Forces from illegal use of tax- and duty-free privileges and protects the U.S. Government from insurance claims for POVs that are being operated in Germany without entitlement and insurance. These notifications may be sent to the USAREUR PM (AEAGC-PDP-V), Unit 29230, APO AE 09008-9230, or sent by fax to DSN 386-7273.


    4-13. GERMAN LICENSE PLATES


     

    GERMAN LICENSE PLATES AGREEMENT STATEMENT
    (AE Reg 190-1/CNE-C6F Inst 11240-6X/USAFE Inst 31-202)


    German License Plate Number:________________________________________

    1. The German license plates listed above are the property of the U.S. Government. They must be returned if I PCS, transfer outside of Germany or to another location within Germany, separate from the U.S. Forces, or otherwise lose logistic support as a member of the Force. I understand the German license plates being issued to me will remain the property of the U.S. Government and must be returned to the local field registration station (FRS) before disposing of or transferring the privately owned vehicle (POV) to someone without logistics support in Germany or shipping the vehicle out of Germany. I also understand that the license plates must be returned to the U.S. Government through my local FRS, and that failure to do so will require me to reimburse the vehicle registry fund for the plates, will cause me to lose my driving and vehicle registration privileges, and may result in legal actions being taken against me.

    2. These license plates must be attached to the front and rear of the POV so that both plates are clearly visible. (Motorcycles and trailers must display one plate attached to the rear.) Plates must be firmly attached using bolts, screws, or brackets. Drilling or punching of two or more holes for attachment is authorized as long as the numbers and letters are not obstructed. Bending, cutting, or mutilating plates to fit the POV is against German law and U.S. Forces regulations and will result in cancellation of my registration. However, minor bending to conform to the vehicle’s contour is permissible as long as the degree of bend does not crease the license plate or distort its view.

    3. I understand that two long plates will be issued to my POV if the POV is designed to use the long plates. This is not optional; it is required by German law with exceptions only for POVs that by construction cannot accept a long plate and only for the front or back when one or the other position will accept the long plate. In this case, one short plate and one long plate will be issued. This may require removing the front U.S. license plate bracket so the long plate will fit on the front of the POV. Normally the short plate will be mounted in the rear, but in a few cases, the short plate may have to be mounted in the front with the long plate mounted in the rear of the POV. On a very few POVs, short plates will have to be mounted to the front and rear of the POV. This will be strictly controlled as it violates German law and the agreement the U.S. Forces made with the German Government for use of the German license plates.




    Signature: ________________________________Date: _______________

     

    Figure 4-1. German License Plates Agreement Statement


    4-14. EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY
    The USAREUR PM through the Registrar may grant exceptions to policy in this publication unless prevented by international agreements or other directives. Requests for exceptions to policy will be sent through command channels to the USAREUR PM (AEAGC-PDP-V), Unit 29230, APO AE 09008-9230.


    CHAPTER 5
    U.S. FORCES TRAFFIC CODE FOR INSTALLATIONS IN GERMANY


    SECTION I
    GERMAN TRAFFIC ORDINANCE


    5-1. PURPOSE
    This chapter regulates activities of drivers and pedestrians on U.S. Forces installations. In general, the German Traffic Ordinance will apply on all U.S. Forces installations in Germany. Exceptions to the German Traffic Ordinance on U.S. Forces-controlled installations are explained in paragraphs 5-5 through 5-7 and in AE Miscellaneous Publication 190-1A. AE Miscellaneous Publication 190-1A will be given to drivers of vehicles that are not registered by the U.S. Forces when the operators are given their installation pass to enter a U.S. Forces installation.


    5-2. RESPONSIBILITIES
    Commanders will ensure that personnel subject to this publication follow German Traffic Ordinance requirements and prohibitions, which are listed in AE Pamphlet 550-19, appendix E.


    5-3. RULES OF THE ROAD AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
    The following are explained in the order listed in AE Pamphlet 550-19, appendix E, part I:


    5-4. SIGNS AND TRAFFIC DEVICES
    AE Pamphlet 550-19, appendix E, part II, explains the following:


    SECTION II
    INSTALLATION RULES


    5-5. MISCELLANEOUS RULES


    5-6. MOTORCYCLES AND SIMILAR VEHICLES


    5-7. BICYCLES AND SKATEBOARDS

    NOTE: As an exception, local national personnel are not required to wear a safety helmet when riding a bicycle on U.S. military installations in Germany. It is, however, highly recommended that they do so.


    5-8. EMERGENCY VEHICLES


    CHAPTER 6
    MWR STRIP-LOT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RESALE OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES


    6-1. PURPOSE
    This chapter prescribes procedures that MWR strip-lots must follow when reselling whole POVs. The sale of a POV engine and chassis together is considered the sale of a whole POV.


    6-2. APPLICABILITY
    This chapter applies to Army and Air Force MWR strip-lots in Germany.


    6-3. PROCEDURES FOR RESALE

     

    APPENDIX A
    REFERENCES


    SECTION I
    PUBLICATIONS

    United Nation Economic Commission for Europe Regulation (ECE-R) 13, Braking on Vehicles of Categories M, N and O
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs1-20.html)

    ECE-R 41, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Motor Cycles With Regard to Noise
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs41-60.html)

    ECE-R 44, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-Driven Vehicles (“Child Restraint System”)
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs41-60.html)

    ECE-R 48, Installation of Lighting and Light-Signaling Devices on Motor Vehicles
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs41-60.html)

    ECE-R 69, Rear Marking Plates for Slow-Moving Vehicles
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs61-80.html)

    ECE-R 70, Rear Marking Plates for Long Vehicles
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs61-80.html)

    ECE-R 104, Retro-Reflective Markings for Heavy and Long Vehicles and Their Trailers
    (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs101-120.html)

    Uniform Code of Military Justice

    Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, volume 16, part 205, Transportation Equipment Noise Emission Controls

    DOD Instruction 6055.04, DOD Traffic Safety Program

    DOD 4160.21-M, Defense Materiel Disposition Manual

    AR 25-400-2, The Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS)

    AR 190-5/OPNAV 11200.5D/AFI 31-218(I), Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision

    AR 215-1, Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities

    AR 600-8-19, Enlisted Promotions and Reductions

    AR 600-37, Unfavorable Information

    AR 601-280, Army Retention Program

    AR 635-200, Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations

    AFI 31-204, Air Force Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision

    AFI 33-360, Publications and Forms Management

    AFI 91-207, The US Air Force Traffic Safety Program

    Air Force Manual 33-363, Management of Records

    Air Force Policy Directive 31-1, Integrated Defense

    USEUCOM Directive 45-7, Country Regulations

    AE Regulation 210-70, On-Post Commercial Solicitation

    AE Regulation 550-175/USNAVEUR Instruction 5840.1E/USAFE Instruction 51-702, U.S. Forces Customs Controls in Germany

    AE Regulation 600-1, Regulated Activities in Europe

    AE Regulation 600-17, Retail Sales of Motor Fuel to Individuals in Germany

    AE Regulation 600-55, Driver- and Operator-Standardization Program

    AE Regulation 600-700, Identification Cards and Individual Logistic Support

    AE Pamphlet 190-34/USAFE Pamphlet 31-206, Drivers Handbook and Examination Manual for Germany

    AE Pamphlet 190-34-1/USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V1, Drivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 1)

    AE Pamphlet 190-34-2/USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V2, Drivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 2)

    AE Pamphlet 190-34-3/USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V3, Drivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 3)

    AE Pamphlet 190-34-4/USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V4, Drivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 4)

    AE Pamphlet 190-34-5, Motorcycle Examination for Privately Owned Motorcycle Operators in Germany (Version 1)

    AE Pamphlet 190-34-6, Motorcycle Examination for Privately Owned Motorcycle Operators in Germany (Version 2)

    AE Pamphlet 550-19, Compilation of Selected German Laws

    AE Miscellaneous Publication 190-1A, Für US-Liegenschaften in Deutschland geltende Verkehrsregeln/ Traffic Rules for U.S. Forces Installations in Germany

    USAFE Instruction 36-3001, Issue and Control of USAFE Identification (ID) Cards
    (http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/shared/media/epubs/USAFEI36-3001.pdf)


    SECTION II
    FORMS

    OF 346, U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s Identification Card

    DD Form 788, Private Vehicle Shipping Document for Automobile

    DD Form 1173, Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card

    DD Form 1408, Armed Forces Traffic Ticket

    DD Form 2504, Abandoned Vehicle Notice

    DD Form 2764, United States DOD/Uniformed Services Civilian Geneva Convention Identification Card

    DA Form 2062, Hand Receipt/Annex Number

    DA Form 2028, Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms

    DA Form 3626, Vehicle Registration/Driver Record

    DA Form 3946, Military Police Traffic Accident Report

    DA Form 3975, Military Police Report

    DA Form 4833, Commander’s Report of Disciplinary or Administrative Action

    Air Force Form 2293, US Air Force Motor Vehicle Operator Identification Card

    AE Form 550-175A, Application for Import/Export Certificate/Purchase Permit

     

    APPENDIX B
    PUBLICATIONS AND FORMS


    Table B-1 lists publications and forms prescribed by this publication. Source codes are explained at the end of this appendix.


    Table B-1
    Publications and Forms
    Item *Source
    Code
    Title
    AE Form 190-1AVU.S. Forces POV Registration/Title Certificate/Zulassung Besitzurkunde für Privatekraftfahrzeuge
    AE Form 190-1FVU.S. Forces Certificate of License/The United States Forces in Germany
    AE Form 190-1GYTemporary U.S. Forces Certificate of License/Provisorischer Führerschein
    AE Form 190-1HRVehicle Mechanical Safety Inspection Record/Inspektionbericht für mechanische Sicherheit des Fahrzeuges
    AE Form 190-1IRVehicle Mechanical Safety Inspection Record (Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle)/Inspektionsbericht für mechanische Sicherheit des Fahrzeuges (Zweiräderiges Motorfahrzeug)
    AE Form 190-1KRReport of Administrative Action
    AE Form 190-1LVCommander’s Notice
    AE Form 190-1STRequest for POV Registration/Insurance Cancellation
    AE Form 190-1TRApplication for U.S. Forces POV Certificate of License and Allied Transactions
    AE Form 190-1XDAnswer Sheet—Driver Examination for Germany for Privately Owned Motor Vehicle Operators
    AE Form 190-1YD/TWhat To Do If You Have an Accident
    AE Form 190-1ZRCertification of Release/Donation of POV
    AE Form 190-1AARApplication for Motor Vehicle Registration or Renewal and Allied Transactions
    AE Form 190-1ABRCommunity Daily Activity Report (CDAR)
    AE Form 190-1ACRCertificate of Nondelivery of Vehicle
    AE Form 190-1ADRSpecial Power of Attorney To Operate, Register, Sell, or Otherwise Dispose of a Privately Owned Vehicle (POV)
    AE Form 190-1AFRAgent’s Responsibilities
    AE Form 190-1AGRRequest for Waiver to the Limit of POVs Authorized to Register
    AE Form 190-1AHRVehicle Disposal Cost Report
    AE Form 190-1AJRSuspense/Clearance Form
    AE Form 190-1APRRequest for Exception to Policy (Authority to Operate POV)
    AE Form 190-1AQVAuthority to Operate a POV (Non-Command-Sponsored Spouse)
    AE Form 190-1ARDAnswer Sheet—Driver Examination for Germany for Privately Owned Vehicle Motorcycle Operators
    AE Form 190-1ASRWarning Notice of Possible Abandonment
    AE Form 190-1ATRApplication for U.S. Forces Installation Registration/Antrag für eine Zufahrtsberechtigung für US Einrichtungen
    AE Form 190-1AURReport of Stolen/Lost/Recovered Vehicle/License Plates
    AE Pamphlet 190-34/
    USAFE Pamphlet 31-206
    DDrivers Handbook and Examination Manual for Germany
    AE Pamphlet 190-34-1/
    USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V1
    DDrivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 1)
    AE Pamphlet 190-34-2/
    USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V2
    DDrivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 2)
    AE Pamphlet 190-34-3/
    USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V3
    DDrivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 3)
    AE Pamphlet 190-34-4/
    USAFE Pamphlet 31-206V4
    DDrivers Examination for Privately Owned Vehicle Operators of the U.S. Forces in Germany (Version 4)
    AE Pamphlet 190-34-5DMotorcycle Examination for Privately Owned Motorcycle Operators in Germany (Version 1)
    AE Pamphlet 190-34-6DMotorcycle Examination for Privately Owned Motorcycle Operators in Germany (Version 2)
    AE Pamphlet 550-160/
    USAFE Pamphlet 31-205
    RInsuring Your Car in Germany
    AE Label 190-1AIPOV Inspection Reject Label
    AE MISC PUB 190-1ARTraffic Rules for U.S. Forces Installations in Germany/Für US-Liegenschaften in Deutschland geltende Verkehrsregeln
    *Source Code Explanation
    Code Supply Source
    AFor Army units: Director, United States Army Publications Distribution Center, Europe, Unit 25310, APO AE 09090-9997
    For Air Force units: HQ USAFE/DAP-RPDC, APO AE 09012
    DOnly for driver testing stations: Director, United States Army Publications Distribution Center, Europe, Unit 25310, APO AE 09090-9997
    IOnly for POV inspection stations: Director, United States Army Publications Distribution Center, Europe, Unit 25310, APO AE 09090-9997
    VAvailable only from the Registry of Motor Vehicles
    TOnly for field registration stations: Director, United States Army Publications Distribution Center, Europe, Unit 25310, APO AE 09090-9997
    RAvailable at https://aepubs.army.mil
    YAccountable forms procured from Registry Motor Vehicles

     

    APPENDIX C
    POV INSPECTION STATIONS


    SECTION I
    REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    C-1. GENERAL


    C-2. INSPECTION FACILITIES REQUIREMENTS


    C-3. RESPONSIBILITY WHEN A POV FAILS INSPECTION


    C-4. PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING SAFETY STAMPS


    SECTION II
    POV MECHANICAL STANDARDS


    C-5. DEFINITIONS

    1958 Geneva Agreement
    The Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts Which Can Be Fitted and/or Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of These Prescriptions (available at http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29fdocstts.html).

    1997 Vienna Agreement
    The 1997 Vienna Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of Such Inspections.

    Economic Commission for Europe regulation (ECE-R)
    A regulation annexed to the 1958 Geneva Agreement.

    inappropriate repair or modification
    A repair or modification that adversely affects the road safety of the vehicle.

    international technical inspection certificate
    A certificate about the first registration after manufacture and the periodical technical inspections of wheeled vehicles in compliance with Article 1 and appendix 2 of the 1997 Vienna Agreement (above).

    periodical technical inspection
    A procedure by which authorized technical inspection centers responsible for conducting inspection tests declare, after carrying out required verifications, that wheeled vehicles conform to established requirements.

    verification
    Proof of compliance with established requirements through tests and checks carried out using techniques and equipment currently available, and without the use of tools to dismantle or remove any part of the vehicle.

    wheeled vehicle
    Motor vehicles of categories M2, M3, N2, and N3, and trailers of categories O3 and O4, as specified in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) (http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29fdoc/78r1a2e.pdf), used in international transport whose permissible maximum mass exceeds 3,500 kilogram, except those used to carry passengers and having not more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat.


    C-6. GENERAL


    C-7. BODY


    C-8. ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION


    C-9. PAINTING AND MARKING


    C-10. LIGHTS


    C-11. MIRRORS


    C-12. SEATBELTS


    C-13. STEERING SYSTEMS


    C-14. BRAKES

    NOTE: Tire inflation pressure should be within the limits recommended by the tire manufacturer before either the brake-machine test or road test is conducted.


    C-15. TIRES AND RIMS


    C-16. EXHAUST SYSTEM


    C-17. AIRBAGS
    Vehicles equipped with airbags must have the airbags operational. A vehicle will be rejected if the light that indicates the airbag has been activated stays illuminated or is missing.


    C-18. MOTORCYCLES


    C-19. QUADS AND TRIKES (LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE)


    C-20. TRAILER-TOWING VEHICLES


    C-21. TRAILERS


    C-22. WINDOW TINTING
    Only window tinting manufactured within the glass by the manufacturer of the vehicle is authorized. After-market clear or tinted film is prohibited. Vehicles found with after-market tinting during inspection will be rejected.


    SECTION III
    PERIODICITY OF TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS


    C-23. INSPECTION PROCEDURES AND REASONS FOR REJECTION
    The inspection must cover at least the items shown in table C-1.


    Table C-1
    Inspection Items, Methods, and Reasons for Rejection
    ITEM METHOD REASONS TO REJECT
    0. GENERAL
    0.1. Applies to all test items and vehicle partsThe described methods should be applied but may be replaced or supplemented by equally effective methods if respective inspection regulations already exist in Germany.Not in accordance with regulations.

    Poor repair or modification.

    Installation of improper vehicle parts.
    1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE VEHICLE
    1.1. Registration number platesVisual inspection.Vehicle registration plates mounted on the vehicle in a location other than the one specified by the manufacturer.

    Registration plates mounted using incorrect mounting bracket or not mounted directly to the bumper or vehicle body.

    Plates mounted in areas that do not meet manufacturer or legal requirements.
    1.2. Vehicle identification or serial numberVisual inspection.Missing or cannot be found.

    Incomplete or illegible.

    Not in accordance with vehicle documents or records.
    2. BRAKING EQUIPMENT
    2.1. Mechanical condition and operation
    NOTE: Brake components will not be removed during inspection.
    2.1.1. Service brake pedal pivotVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.

    Vehicles with power-assisted braking systems should be inspected with the engine switched off.
    Pivot too tight.

    Bearing worn.

    Excessive wear or play.
    2.1.2. Pedal condition and travel of the brake operating deviceVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.

    Vehicles with power-assisted braking systems should be inspected with the engine switched off.
    Excessive or insufficient reserve travel.

    Brake control not releasing correctly.

    Antislip provision on brake pedal missing, loose, or worn smooth.
    2.1.3. Power source or reservoirVisual inspection of the components at normal working pressure. Check time required for vacuum or air pressure to reach safe working value and function of warning device, multi-circuit-protection valve, and pressure-relief valve.Insufficient pressure or vacuum to give assistance for at least two brake applications after the warning device has operated, or gauge shows an unsafe reading.

    The time taken to build up air pressure or vacuum to safe working value is not in accordance with regulations.

    Multi-circuit-protection valve or pressure-relief valve not working.

    Air leak causing a noticeable drop in pressure or audible air leaks.

    External damage likely to affect the function of the braking system.
    2.1.4. Low-pressure warning gauge or indicatorFunctional check.Malfunctioning or defective gauge or indicator.
    2.1.5. Hand-operated brake control valveVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Control cracked, damaged, or excessively worn.

    Malfunction of control valve.

    Control insecure on valve or valve insecure.

    Loose connections or leaks in system.

    Unsatisfactory operation.
    2.1.6. Parking-brake lever control, parking-brake ratchetVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Ratchet not holding correctly.

    Excessive wear at lever pivot or in ratchet mechanism.

    Excessive movement of lever indicating incorrect adjustment.
    2.1.7. Braking valves (foot valves, un-loaders, governors)Visual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Valve damaged or excessive air leak.

    Excessive oil discharge from compressor.

    Valve insecure or inadequately mounted.

    Hydraulic fluid discharge or leak.
    2.1.8. Couplings for trailer brakesDisconnect braking system coupling between towing vehicle and trailer.Tap or self-sealing valve defective.

    Tap or valve insecure or inadequately mounted.

    Excessive leaks.
    2.1.9. Energy storage reservoir pressure tankVisual inspection.Tank damaged, corroded, or leaking.

    Drain device inoperative.

    Tank insecure or inadequately mounted.
    2.1.10. Brake servo units, master cylinder, and hydraulic systemsVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Defective or ineffective servo unit.

    Master cylinder defective or leaking.

    Master cylinder insecure.

    Insufficient brake fluid.

    Master cylinder reservoir cap missing.

    Brake fluid warning light illuminated or defective.

    Incorrect functioning of brake fluid level warning device.
    2.1.11. Rigid brake pipesVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Risk of failure or fracture.

    Pipes or connections leaking.

    Pipes damaged or excessively corroded.

    Pipes misplaced.
    2.1.12. Flexible brake hosesVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Risk of failure or fracture.

    Hoses damaged, chafing, twisted, or too short.

    Hoses or connections leaking.

    Hoses bulging under pressure.

    Hoses porous.
    2.1.13. Brake linings and padsVisual inspection.Lining or pad excessively worn.

    Lining or pad contaminated with oil, grease, or other substance.
    2.1.14. Brake drums, brake discsVisual inspection.Drum or disk excessively worn, excessively scored, cracked, insecure, or fractured.

    Drum or disk contaminated with oil, grease, or other substance.

    Back plate insecure.
    2.1.15. Brake cables, rods, levers, linkagesVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Cable damaged or knotted.

    Component excessively worn or corroded.

    Cable, rod, or joint insecure.

    Cable guide defective.

    Restriction to free movement of the braking system.

    Abnormal movement of the levers/linkage indicating maladjustment or excessive wear.
    2.1.16. Brake actuators including spring brakes, or hydraulic cylinders.Visual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Actuator cracked or damaged.

    Actuator leaking.

    Actuator insecure or inadequately mounted.

    Actuator excessively corroded.

    Insufficient or excessive travel of operating piston or diaphragm mechanism.

    Dust covers missing or excessively damaged.
    2.1.17. Load-sensing valveVisual inspection of the components while the braking system is operated.Defective linkage.

    Linkage incorrectly adjusted.

    Valve seized or inoperative.

    Valve missing.

    Inappropriate repair or modification.

    Missing data plate.

    Data illegible or not in accordance with regulations.
    2.1.18. Automatic slack adjusters and indicatorsVisual inspection.Adjuster damaged, seized or having abnormal movement, excessive wear, or incorrect adjustment.

    Adjuster defective.

    Incorrectly installed.
    2.1.19. Endurance braking system (where fitted or required)Visual inspection.Insecure connectors or mountings.

    System obviously defective.
    2.1.20. Automatic operation of trailer brakesDisconnect brake coupling between towing vehicle and trailer.Trailer brake does not automatically apply when coupling disconnected
    2.1.21. Complete braking systemVisual inspection.Other system devices such as brake-fluid pump or air dryer show external damage or are excessively corroded in a way that adversely affects the braking system.

    Leakage of air or brake fluid.

    Any component unsecured or improperly mounted.
    2.1.22. Test connections where fitted or requiredVisual inspection.Missing.

    Damaged, unusable, or leaking.
    2.2. Service braking performance and efficiency
    2.2.1. PerformanceDuring a road test or a test on a static brake-testing machine, apply the brakes progressively up to maximum effort.Inadequate braking effort on one or more wheel.

    Braking effort from any wheel is less than 70 percent of maximum effort recorded from the other wheel on the same axle; or in the case of testing on the road, the vehicle deviates excessively from a straight line.

    No gradual variation in brake effort such as grabbing.

    Abnormal lag in brake operation of any wheel.

    Excessive fluctuation of brake force during each complete wheel revolution.
    2.2.2. EfficiencyTest with a static brake-testing machine if operational and available. If not, a road test indicating proper brake function using a decelerometer. For goods vehicles, the laden braking system performance should be assessed by testing the vehicle laden, by evaluation using a method based on extrapolation, or by some other acceptable means.Does not give at least the minimum figure as follows:

    Category M2 and M3: 50%
    Category N2 and N3: 43%
    Category O3 and O4: 40%
    2.3. Secondary emergency braking system performance
    2.3.1. PerformanceIf the secondary braking system is separate from the service braking system, use the method specified in 2.2.2.Brake inoperative on one side.

    Braking effort from any wheel is less than 70 percent of maximum effort recorded from another wheel on the same axle specified; or in the case of testing on the road, the vehicle deviates excessively from a straight line.

    No gradual variation in brake effort (grabbing).
    2.3.2. EfficiencyIf the secondary braking system is separate from the service braking system, use the method specified in 2.2.2.Braking effort less than 50 percent of the service brake performance defined in 2.2.2 in relation to the maximum authorized mass or, in the case of semi-trailers, to the sum of the authorized axel loads.
    2.4. Parking brake performance and efficiency
    2.4.1. PerformanceApply the brake during a road test with a decelerometer or test on a static brake-testing machine.Brake inoperative on one side or, in the case of road-testing, the vehicle deviates excessively from a straight line.
    2.4.2. EfficiencyTest with a static brake-testing machine or by a road test using either an indicating or recording decelerometer or with the vehicle on a slope of known gradient. Goods vehicles should, if possible, be tested while laden.For all vehicles, does not give at least a braking ratio of 16 percent in relation to the maximum authorized mass; or for motor vehicles, 12 percent in relation to the maximum authorized combination mass of the vehicle—whichever is the greater.
    2.5. Endurance braking system performanceVisual inspection and, where possible, testing whether the system functions.No gradual variation of efficiency (not applicable to exhaust brake systems).

    System not functioning.
    2.6. Antilock braking systemVisual inspection of warning device.Warning device malfunctioning.

    Warning device shows system malfunction.
    3. STEERING
    3.1. Mechanical condition
    3.1.1. Steering-gear conditionWith the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist and with the road wheels off the ground, rotate the steering wheel from lock to lock. Visually inspect the operation of the steering gear.Roughness in operation of gear.

    Sector shaft twisted or worn spline.

    Excessive wear in sector shaft.

    Excessive “end float” of sector shaft.

    Leaking.
    3.1.2. Steering-gear casing attachmentWith the vehicle on a pit or hoist and the weight of the vehicle road wheels on the ground, rotate the steering wheel clockwise and anticlockwise or use a specially adapted wheel-play detector. Visually inspect the attachment of gear casing to chassis.Steering gear casing not properly attached.

    Elongated fixing holes in chassis.

    Missing or fractured fixing bolts.

    Steering-gear casing fractured.
    3.1.3. Steering-linkage conditionWith the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist and with the road wheel on the ground, rock the steering wheel clockwise and anticlockwise or use a specially adapted wheel-play detector. Visually inspect steering components for wear, fractures, and security.Relative movement between components that should be fixed.

    Excessive wear at joints.

    Fractures or deformation of any component.

    Absence of locking devices.

    Misalignment of components (for example, track rod, drag link).

    Dust cover missing, damaged, or severely deteriorated.
    3.1.4. Steering-linkage operationWith the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist and with the road wheels on the ground and the engine running, rotate the steering wheel from lock to lock. Visually inspect movement of linkages.Moving steering linkage is fouling a fixed part of the chassis.

    Steering stops not operating.
    3.1.5. Power steeringCheck steering system for leaks and hydraulic fluid reservoir level (if visible). With the road wheels on the ground and with the engine running, check that the power-steering system is operating.Fluid leak.

    Insufficient fluid.

    Mechanism not working.

    Mechanism fractured or insecure.

    Misalignment or fouling of components.

    Cables or hoses damaged or excessively corroded.
    3.2. Steering wheel and column
    3.2.1. Steering-wheel conditionWith the road wheels on the ground, rock the steering wheel from side to side at right angles to the column and apply slight downward and upward pressure. Visually inspect play.Relative movement between steering wheel and column indicating looseness.

    Absence of retaining device on steering-wheel hub.

    Fracture or looseness of steering wheel hub, rim, or spokes.
    3.2.2. Steering columnWith the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist and the mass of the vehicle on the ground, push and pull the steering wheel in line with column, push the steering wheel in various directions at right angles to the column. Visually inspect steering-wheel play and the condition of flexible couplings or universal joints.Excessive movement of center of steering wheel up or down.

    Excessive movement of top of column radially from axis of column.

    Deteriorated flexible coupling.

    Attachment defective.
    3.3. Steering playWith the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist, the mass of the vehicle on the road wheels, the engine running for vehicles with power steering, and with the road wheels in the straight-ahead position, lightly turn the steering wheel clockwise and counterclockwise as far as possible without moving the road wheel. Visually inspection for free movement.Free play in steering excessive (for example movement of a point on the rim exceeding one-fifth of the diameter of the steering wheel) or not in accordance with regulations.
    3.4. Wheel alignmentCheck alignment of steered wheels.Alignment not in accordance with vehicle manufacturer’s data or regulations.
    3.5. Trailer steered axle turntableVisual inspection or using a specially adapted wheel-play detector.Component damaged or cracked.

    Excessive play.

    Attachment defective.
    4. VISIBILITY
    4.1. Field of visionVisual inspection from driving seat.After-market transparent or tinted material attached to windshield or front side windows directly to the left and right of the driver on the passenger side window.

    Obstruction (including reflecting or tinted film) within driver’s field of view that materially affects his or her view in front or to the sides.
    4.2. Condition of glassVisual inspection.

    NOTE: Repair of minor chips in the windshield area in front of the driver is not authorized by this publication or German law.
    Glass in front, rear, or side windows directly to the right or left of the driver with cracks that impair or distort the driver’s vision.

    Windshield with cracks or fracture damage (except for scratches and chips) in that part of the windshield located in the driver’s windshield-wiping area.

    Cracks outside the driver’s windshield-wiping area that are over 2.5 cm (1 in), star-shaped fractures over 12.5 mm (½ in), or any condition concerning glass breaks or cracks that obstruct the driver’s visibility.
    4.3. Rear-view mirrors and other parts for viewing the vicinity of the vehicleVisual inspection.Mirror missing or not fitted according to regulations.

    One or both exterior mirrors missing on a vehicle with tinted rear windows.

    A mirror not giving an adequate view to the rear.

    Mirror damaged, loose, or insecure.
    4.4. Windshield wipersVisual inspection and by operation.Wipers not operating.

    Wiper blade missing or obviously defective.
    4.5. Windshield washersVisual inspection and by operation.Washers not operating adequately.
    5. LAMPS, REFLECTORS, AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    5.1. Headlights
    5.1.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Defective bulb.

    Defective lens.

    Lamp not in accordance with regulations.

    Lamp not securely attached.

    Products on lens or bulb that reduce light intensity or change color.
    5.1.2. AlignmentDetermine the horizontal and vertical aim of each headlight on both main and dipped beam using a headlight-aiming device.Aim of a headlight not within limits prescribed in regulations.
    5.1.3. SwitchingVisual inspection and by operation.Number of headlights illuminated at the same time not according to regulations.

    Function of control device impaired.
    5.1.4. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.Lamp color, position, or intensity not in accordance with regulations.

    Headlight height less than 56 cm or higher than 137 cm.
    5.1.5. Leveling devices (where mandatory)Visual inspection and by operation.Device not operating.

    Manual device cannot be operated from driver’s seat.
    5.2. Front and rear position (side) lights, side-marker lights, end outline marker, and daytime running lights
    5.2.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Defective bulb or defective lens.

    Lamp not securely attached.
    5.2.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.Lamp color, position, or intensity not in accordance with regulations.

    Products on lens or bulb that reduce light intensity or changes color.

    Switch does not operate according to regulations.
    5.3. Stop lights
    5.3.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Defective bulb or defective lens.

    Light not securely attached.
    5.3.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.Light color, position, or intensity not according to regulations.

    Switch does not operate according to regulations.
    5.4. Direction indicator and hazard-warning lights
    NOTE: Vehicles not equipped with manufacturer-installed lights are exempt if the vehicle was manufactured before 1967 and not equipped with hazard lights. These vehicles must carry an amber warning light.
    5.4.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Defective bulb or defective lens.

    Light not securely attached.
    5.4.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.Light color, position, or intensity not according to regulations.
    5.4.3. SwitchingVisual inspection and by operation.Switch does not operate according to regulations.
    5.4.4. Flashing frequencyVisual inspection and by operation.Rate of flashing not according to regulations.
    5.5. Front and rear fog lights
    5.5.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Defective bulb or defective lens.

    Lamp not securely attached.

    Front fog lamp out of alignment.
    5.5.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.Light color, position, or intensity not according to regulations.

    System does not operate according to regulations.

    Must be mounted on the left rear of the POV, separated by at least 4 inches (100 mm) from the taillights.

    Must be mounted so that the upper edge of the light-emission surface is no more than 32 inches (800 mm) above the road surface.
    5.6. Reversing lights
    5.6.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Defective bulb.

    Defective lens.

    Light not securely attached.
    5.6.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.

    NOTE: Reverse lights must be activated by placing the vehicle in reverse only.
    Light color, position, or intensity not according to regulations.

    System does not operate according to regulations.
    5.7. Rear registration-plate light
    5.7.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Light not illuminating the license plate.

    Defective bulb.

    Light not securely attached.
    5.7.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.System does not operate according to regulations.
    5.8. Retroreflectors, side reflectors, and rear-marker plates; plates and markings (ECE-Rs 69, 70, and 104)
    5.8.1. ConditionVisual inspection.Reflecting equipment defective or damaged.

    Reflector or plates not securely attached.
    5.8.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection.Not according to regulations.
    5.9. Telltales
    5.9.1. Condition and operationVisual inspection and by operation.Not operating.
    5.9.2. Compliance with regulationsVisual inspection and by operation.Not according to regulations.
    5.10. Electrical connections between towing vehicle and trailer or semi-trailerVisual inspection. If possible, examine the electrical continuity between the vehicles. In the case of ISO connectors, make sure the contacts are properly assigned.Fixed components not securely attached.

    Damaged or deteriorated insulation.

    Trailer or towing vehicle electrical connections not functioning correctly.
    5.11. Electrical wiringVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist, including the engine compartment in some cases.Wiring insecure or not adequately secured.

    Damaged or deteriorated insulation.
    5.12. Nonobligatory lightsVisual inspection and by operation.A light not fitted according to regulations.

    Light operation not according to regulations.

    Total intensity (including headlights) not according to regulations.

    Light not securely attached.
    5.13. BatteryVisual inspection.Not secure (bracket missing).

    Leaking.

    Defective switch (if required).

    Defective fuses (if required).
    6. AXLES, WHEELS, TIRES, AND SUSPENSION
    6.1. Axles
    6.1.1. AxlesVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist. Wheel-play detectors may be used and are recommended for vehicles over 3.5 tons GVM.Axle fractured, cracked, or deformed.

    Not-secure fixing to vehicle.
    6.1.2. Stub axlesVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist. Wheel-play detectors may be used and are recommended for vehicles over 3.5 tons GVM. Apply a vertical or lateral force to each wheel and note the amount of movement between the axle beam and stub axle.Stub axle fractured or cracked.

    Excessive wear in the swivel pin or bushes.

    Excessive movement between stub axle and axle beam.

    Stub axle pin loose in axle.
    6.1.3. Wheel bearingsVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist. Wheel-play detectors may be used and are recommended for vehicles over 3.5 tons GVM. Rock the wheel or apply a lateral force to each wheel and note the amount of upward movement of the wheel relative to the stub axle.Excessive play in a wheel bearing.

    Wheel bearing too tight or jammed.
    6.2. Wheels and tires
    6.2.1. Road wheel hubVisual inspection.Any wheel nuts or studs missing or loose.
    6.2.2. WheelsVisual inspection of both sides of each wheel with vehicle over a pit or on a hoist.Any fracture or welding defect.

    Tire-retaining rings not properly fitted.

    Wheel badly distorted.

    Wheel size or type not according to regulations.
    6.2.3. TiresVisual inspection of the whole tire by either rotating the road wheel with it off the ground and the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist or by rolling the vehicle backwards and forwards over a pit.Tire size, load capacity, or speed rating not according to the manufacturer’s specification.

    Tires on same axle or on twin wheels of different sizes.

    Tires on same axle of different construction (radial or cross-ply).

    Any serious damage or cuts on the tire.

    Tire’s tread depth not according to regulations.

    Tire rubbing against other components.

    Regrooved tires not according to regulations.
    6.3. Suspension
    6.3.1. SpringsVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist. Wheel-play detectors may be used and are recommended for vehicles over 3.5 tons GVM.Insecure attachment of springs to chassis or axle.

    A damaged or fractured spring component.
    6.3.2. Shock absorbersVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist or using special equipment if available.Insecure attachment of shock absorbers to chassis or axle.

    Damaged or leaking shock absorber.
    6.3.3. Torque tubes, radius arms, wishbones, and suspension armsVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist. Wheel-play detectors may be used and are recommended for vehicles over 3.5 tons GVM.Insecure attachment of component to chassis or axle.

    A damaged, fractured, or excessively corroded component.
    6.3.4. Suspension jointsVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist. Wheel-play detectors may be used and are recommended for vehicles over 3.5 tons GVM.Excessive wear in swivel pin or bushes or at suspension joints.

    Dust covers missing or severely deteriorated.
    6.3.5. Air suspensionVisual inspection.System inoperable.

    Any component damaged, modified, or deteriorated in a way that would adversely affect the functioning of the system
    7. CHASSIS AND CHASSIS ATTACHMENTS
    7.1. Chassis or frame and attachments
    7.1.1. General conditionVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist.Fracture or deformation of any side or cross member.

    Insecurity of strengthening plates or fastenings.

    Excessive corrosion that affects the rigidity of the assembly.
    7.1.2. Exhaust pipes and silencersVisual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist.Insecure or leaking exhaust system.

    Fumes entering cab or passenger compartment.
    7.1.3. Fuel tank and pipes (including heating fuel tank and pipes)Visual inspection with the vehicle over a pit or on a hoist.Insecure tank or pipes.

    Leaking fuel or missing or ineffective filler cap.

    Damaged or chafed pipes.

    Fuel stopcock (if required) not operating correctly.

    Fire risk caused by any of the following:
        Leaking fuel.
        Fuel tank or exhaust improperly shielded.
        Engine compartment condition.

    LPG/CNG system not according to regulations.
    7.1.4. Bumpers, lateral protection and rear under-run devicesVisual inspection.Looseness or damage likely to cause injury.

    Device obviously not in accordance with regulations.

    Bumper missing.
    7.1.5. Spare wheel carrier (if fitted)Visual inspection.Carrier fractured or insecure.

    A spare wheel not securely fixed in carrier.
    7.1.6. Coupling mechanisms and towing equipmentVisual inspection for wear and correct operation with special attention to any safety device fitted or use of measuring gauge.Component damaged, defective, or cracked.

    Excessive wear in a component.

    Attachment defective.

    Any safety device missing or not operating correctly.

    Any indicator not working.
    7.1.7. TransmissionVisual inspection.Loose or missing securing bolts.

    Excessive wear in transmission-shaft bearings.

    Excessive wear in universal joints.

    Deteriorated flexible couplings.

    A damaged or bent shaft.

    Bearing housing fractured or insecure.

    Dust covers missing or severely deteriorated.
    7.1.8. Engine mountingsVisual inspection (not necessarily on a pit or hoist).Deteriorated, loose, or fractured mountings.
    7.2. Cab and bodywork
    7.2.1. ConditionVisual inspection.A loose or damaged panel or part likely to cause injury.

    Body pillar not secure.

    Leaks permitting entry of engine or exhaust fumes.
    7.2.2. MountingVisual inspection over a pit or on a hoist.Body or cab insecure.

    Body or cab obviously not located squarely on chassis.

    Unsecured or missing fixing of body or cab to chassis or cross members.

    Excessive corrosion at fixing points on integral bodies.
    7.2.3. Doors and door catchesVisual inspection.A door will not open or close properly.

    A door is likely to open inadvertently or will not remain closed.

    Door, hinges, catches, or pillar missing, loose, or deteriorated.
    7.2.4. FloorVisual inspection over a pit or on a hoist.Floor insecure or badly deteriorated.
    7.2.5. Driver’s seatVisual inspection.A loose seat or seat with defective structure.

    Adjustment mechanism not functioning correctly.
    7.2.6. Other seatsVisual inspection.Seats in defective condition or not secure.

    Seats not fitted according to regulations.
    7.2.7. Driving controlsVisual inspection and by operation.Any control necessary for the safe operation of the vehicle not in good working order.

    Any control necessary for the safe operation of the vehicle that does not carry out the function for which it is provided (for example, automatic transmission neutral safety switch).
    7.2.8. Cab stepsVisual inspection.Step or step-ring not secure.

    Step or ring in a condition likely to cause injury to users.
    7.2.9. Other interior and exterior fittings and equipmentVisual inspection.Attachment of other fitting or equipment defective.

    Other fitting or equipment not according to regulations.

    Leaking hydraulic equipment.
    7.2.10. Mudguards (wings), spray-suppression devicesVisual inspection.Missing, loose, or badly corroded.

    Insufficient clearance for road wheel.

    Not according to regulations.
    8. OTHER EQUIPMENT
    8.1. Safety belts and buckles
    8.1.1. Security of mountingVisual inspection.Anchorage point badly deteriorated.
    8.1.2. ConditionVisual inspection. Function test in case of irregularities.Mandatory safety-belt missing or not fitted.

    Safety-belt damaged.

    Safety-belt not according to regulations.

    Safety-belt buckle damaged or not functioning correctly.

    Safety-belt retractor damaged or not functioning correctly.
    8.2. Fire extinguisher (if mandatory)Visual inspection.Missing.

    Not according to regulations.
    8.3. Locks and antitheft deviceVisual inspection and by operation.Device not functioning to prevent vehicle being driven.
    8.4. Warning triangleVisual inspection.Missing or not according to regulations.
    8.5. First-aid kit (if mandatory)Visual inspection.Missing or not according to regulations.
    8.6. Wheel chocks (if mandatory)Visual inspection.Missing or not in good condition.
    8.7. Audible warning device (signal horn)Visual inspection and by operation.Not working.

    Control insecure.
    8.8. SpeedometerVisual inspection or by operation during road test.Not fitted according to regulations.

    Not operational.

    Not capable of being illuminated.
    9. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPATIBILITY
    9.1. NoiseSee this publication, this appendix, section IV.


    SECTION IV
    NOISE LEVELS

    C-24. NOISE LEVELS OF MUFFLERS AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
    All exhaust systems (manufacturer installed, or after-market) of motorcycles and automobiles will be inspected for noise levels according to the procedures in paragraph C-25. Motor vehicles exceeding the noise level of 95 decibels will be rejected.

    NOTE: Many after-market exhaust systems do not conform to German noise-level standards. When a vehicle is rejected because the after-market system does not meet German standards, the owner must remove the nonconforming exhaust system and replace it with the original factory equipment or a TÜV-approved after-market system. If neither of these options is possible, the vehicle must be registered nonoperational.


    C-25. NOISE-LEVEL TESTING
    A stationary test will be conducted as prescribed in ECE R 41, annex 3, paragraph 4, (available at http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs/r041r1e.pdf) or the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, volume 16, part 259 (available at http://www.nonoise.org/lawlib/cfr/40/40cfr205.htm), figures C-1 through C-3 and table C-2.


     

    Noise-Level Testing for Motor Vehicles With Three or More Wheels

     

    Figure C-1. Noise-Level Testing for Motor Vehicles With Three or More Wheels


     

    Measuring Distances for Motorcycles in Motion

     

    Figure C-2. Measuring Distances for Motorcycles in Motion


     

    Measuring Distances for Stationary Motorcycles

     

    Figure C-3. Measuring Distances for Stationary Motorcycles


    Table C-2
    Maximum Allowable Decibels
    Vehicle Categories Limit Values
    (dB(A))
    6.2.2.1.1.Passenger vehicles capable of having not more than nine seats, including the driver’s seat.95
    6.2.2.1.2.

    6.2.2.1.2.1.

    6.2.2.1.2.2.
    Passenger vehicles having more than nine seats, including the driver’s seat, and a maximum authorized mass of more than 3.5 tons—

        With an engine power less than 150 kW (ECE).

        With an engine power of 150 kW (ECE) or above.


    95

    95
    6.2.2.1.3.

    6.2.2.1.3.1.

    6.2.2.1.3.2.
    Passenger vehicles with more than nine seats, including the driver’s seat; vehicles used for the carriage of goods—

        With a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 2 tons.

        With a maximum authorized mass greater than 2 tons but not exceeding 3.5 tons.


    95

    95
    6.2.2.1.4.

    6.2.2.1.4.1.

    6.2.2.1.4.2.

    6.2.2.1.4.3.
    Vehicles used to transport goods with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 3.5 tons—

        With an engine power less than 75 kW (ECE).

        With an engine power of 75 kW (ECE) or above but less than 150 kW (ECE).

        With an engine power of 150 kW (ECE) or above.


    95

    95

    95
    Category of
    Motorcycle
    Engine Cylinder Capacity Values
    (in dB(A))
    First category
    Second category
    Third category
    ≤ 80 cm3
    > 80 cm3 to 175 cm3
    > 175 cm3
    95
    95
    95


    C-26. ENVIRONMENTAL EMISSIONS RESTRICTIONS ON CITY ACCESS

     

    APPENDIX D
    INTERNAL CONTROLS, REVIEWS, AND AUDITS


    D-1. PURPOSE
    This appendix prescribes the essential elements of internal controls for driver testing stations (DTSs) and field registration stations (FRSs).


    D-2. APPLICABILITY
    This appendix applies to all Army and Air Force DTSs and FRSs.


    D-3. RESPONSIBILITIES
    United States Army garrison (USAG) and base support group (BSG) commanders will—


    D-4. OBJECTIVES


    D-5. FRSs


    D-6. INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS
    USAG and BSG commanders will ensure—

     

    APPENDIX E
    PROCEDURES FOR DISPOSING OF UNWANTED POVs


    E-1. APPLICABILITY
    The policy and procedures in this appendix apply only to U.S. Army units in Germany. While Air Force Instruction 31-204 provides policy and procedures for Air Force units, the customs policy and procedures established for the disposal of abandoned and donated vehicles in Germany apply to both Services.


    E-2. POLICY


    E-3. GERMAN CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS


    E-4. ABANDONED VEHICLES


    E-5. DONATED VEHICLES


    E-6. OTHER DISPOSITION METHODS
    To sell a POV to a person who does not have SOFA status (AE Reg 600-700), the owner must submit AE Form 190-1S to the FRS and process the transaction through the German customs office. The German customs office will provide a customs-clearance certificate, which must be provided to the FRS. If the transaction occurred outside of Germany (for example, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland), customs clearance must be effected in the respective country involved with an official bill of sale documenting the location of the sale and purchase information (vehicle and parties effecting the transaction) having to be submitted to the FRS.


    E-7. FAILURE TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF A POV
    If a registrant fails to dispose of a POV properly before departing, USAG commanders will process the vehicle as explained in figure E-1; and BSG commanders will use the procedures in figure E-1 and the instructions in AFI 31-204.


    E-8. RESPONSIBILITIES


    E-9. CLEARANCE PROCEDURES
    Departing personnel will—


    E-10. PROCEDURES FOR POV DISPOSAL
    Figure E-1 shows POV disposal procedures.


     
     

    Figure E-1. POV Disposal Procedures


     

    (Name and address)


    1. Our records show that you are the owner of a (describe vehicle, including serial number, motor number, year, make, and any other details considered necessary). This vehicle has been found at (location) and is now in the custody of (name, address, and telephone number of disposal officer).

    2. In accordance with AE Regulation 190-1/CNE-C6F Instruction 11240.6X/USAFE Instruction 31-202 and your instructions on AE Form 190-1AA, the vehicle described above will be given to the (name of community) morale, welfare, and recreation fund strip-lot on (date, not less than 45 days after mailing date of letter).

    3. If you desire an alternative disposition, you must notify me no later than (the date specified in the preceding sentence). Only disposition instructions permitted by AE Regulation 190-1/CNE-C6F Instruction 11240.6X/USAFE Instruction 31-202 will be honored. Notification received after the date specified above will be honored only if disposition has not already been made.

    4. If there is a lien on this vehicle, it is your responsibility to inform the lienholder of the intended disposition of the vehicle. Requests from lienholders to hold disposal procedures pending repossession will be honored.




      (Signature block of disposal officer)


    CF:
    (lienholder, if appropriate)

     

    Figure E-2. Format for Notification Letter to the Owner of a Found POV


    E-11. REPOSSESSION BY LIENHOLDER

     

    APPENDIX F
    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES FOR COMMANDERS AND SUPERVISORS


    Table F-1 summarizes responsibilities for commanders and supervisors. This summary does not relieve commanders and supervisors of the need to establish specific administrative procedures to ensure actions are carried out properly. The glossary explains abbreviations used in the table.


    Table F-1
    Commander and Supervisor Responsibilities
    Responsibility Paragraph/
    Appendix
    Confiscate the U.S. Forces certificate of license and send it through the local PM or CSF to the RMV when a subordinate’s driving privileges are revoked by the RMV. Commanders will hold suspended licenses until the end of the suspension period and return the license to the operator at the end of the suspension period. 2-17b and c
    Take appropriate corrective action when a subordinate fails to comply with this publication. 1-4f, 2-12b
    Ensure that a subordinate does not operate a POV when his or her POV registration has been canceled. Contact the MP or SF station for them to remove canceled license plates from the POV and return them to the RMV. 3-12c
    Advise the suspending authority when a subordinate has accumulated 12 or more traffic points in 1 year or 18 points in 2 years. 2-14b(4)(b)
    Be the approval authority for applications for racing vehicles (AE Form 190-1AA) regardless of an applicant’s grade. 3-24a(1)
    Notify the PM or CSF when a subordinate’s U.S. Forces POV driving privileges have been suspended or revoked. 2-17b
    Ensure that first-line supervisors or platoon sergeants visually inspect the POVs of subordinates at least every 180 days and that identified deficiencies are corrected. 3-3c
    Maintain DA Form 3626 for each subordinate holding a valid U.S. Forces certificate of license and POV registration. 2-22
    Counsel and provide a written statement for a subordinate who has been declared ineligible for a U.S. Forces certificate of license or whose driving privileges have been suspended or revoked. 2-12b
    Ensure subordinates—
        a. Have proof of ownership and valid insurance when applying for POV registration. 3-5
    b. Maintain proper registration and insurance on POVs. 3-5
    c. Have a valid U.S. Forces certificate of license for the class of POV registered (except nonoperational). 2-1a
    d. Notify the FRS when personal or vehicle information changes. 2-8, 3-13
    e. Provide satisfactory evidence of proper clearance for their POVs. 3-21
    f. Properly display U.S. Forces-provided POV license plates. 3-18
    g. Have their POVs inspected at least once every 2 years if the POVs are less than 6 years old, and once a year if their POVs are over 6 years old. POVs should also be inspected when there is doubt that they still meet mechanical standards. 3-4, app C
    h. Promptly and properly dispose of unwanted POVs. app E

     

    APPENDIX G
    SUMMARY OF SUSPENDING, REVOKING, AND APPELLATE AUTHORITY RESPONSIBILITIES


    G-1. GENERAL


    G-2. SUSPENDING AUTHORITY
    Table G-1 lists actions to be taken by suspending authorities.


    G-3. REVOKING AUTHORITY
    Table G-2 lists actions to be taken by revoking authorities.


    G-4. APPELLATE AUTHORITY
    Table G-3 lists actions to be taken by appellate authorities.


    Table G-1
    Suspending Authority Responsibilities
    Responsibility Paragraph
    Investigate accidents or incidents of misconduct and suspend driving privileges when appropriate. 2-14
    The following are the two categories of suspensions:    
        a. Discretionary.    
        (1) Suspend for appropriate period of time. 2-14a
    (2) Suspend for periods not to exceed 180 days or 1 year. 2-14a(4)
    b. Mandatory. Suspend for periods of 7, 30, 90, or 180 days. 2-14b
    Review rebuttals and notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles when appropriate. 2-18
    Review licensee appeals to adverse actions and send rebuttals to the revoking authority. 2-18, 2-19
    Assess traffic points. 2-21
    Withdraw registration privileges. 3-23


    Table G-2
    Revoking Authority Responsibilities
    Responsibility Paragraph
    Declare a person ineligible for AE Form 190-1F for the period of time noted for offenses. 2-13a and c
    Revoke driving privileges indefinitely, with petition to reinstate authorized only after—  
      a. 1 year. 2-15a
    b. 5 years. 2-15b
    Review adverse actions against personnel in the revoking authority’s chain of command. If adverse action is taken, DD Form 1408, DA Form 4833, or AE Form 190-1K must be completed, signed, and sent through the local provost marshal or chief, security forces, to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 2-17
    Review petitions for reinstatement of revoked U.S. Forces certificates of license. 2-20

    Table G-3
    Appellate Authority Responsibilities
    Responsibility Paragraph/
    Appendix
    Establish, with the revoking and suspending authorities, administrative procedures for ensuring appropriate action is taken against violators of this publication. G-1
    Rule on appeals of adverse actions taken by revoking authorities. 2-19
    Advise licensees whose driving privileges have been either suspended or revoked, based on the action or request of civil authorities, that such decisions are final. 2-16
    Rule on appeals of actions to withdraw registration privileges. 3-23c

     

    APPENDIX H
    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES FOR GARRISON PROVOST MARSHALS AND CHIEFS, SECURITY FORCES


    Table H-1 summarizes responsibilities of garrison provost marshals and chiefs, security forces.


    Table H-1
    Garrison Provost Marshal and Chief, Security Forces, Responsibilities
    Responsibility Paragraph/
    Appendix
    Assess traffic points when a response is not received from a commander or supervisor within 60 calendar days after receipt of DD Form 1408, DA Form 3946, or DA Form 3975. 2-17b, 2-22b
    Confiscate an individual’s AE Form 190-1F at the time of detention or apprehension for operating a privately owned vehicle (POV) with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) over .05 grams of alcohol to 100 milliliters of whole blood or for refusing to submit to a chemical test. Confiscated licenses will be turned over immediately to the person’s commander pending resolution. Appendix J, table J-1, converts German breath-alcohol levels into U.S. blood-alcohol levels. 2-14, 2-15
    Review DD Form 1408, DA Form 4833, or AE Form 190-1K for appropriateness and send completed forms to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). 2-17b
    Monitor hours of operation for people with restricted driving privileges. 2-20d
    Deny operational registration privileges up to 60 days when temporary plates are not returned on the specified date. 3-7e
    Confiscate license plates on notification that the POV registration has been canceled because of lack of insurance or when notified by the RMV to pick up the license plates. 3-12c
    Act on reports of lost, stolen, or recovered POVs or license plates. app K
    Remove license plates that are defaced, altered, or forged. 3-18

     

    APPENDIX I
    U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE AND MOTOR VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY


    I-1. GENERAL
    This appendix lists requirements for the different classes of privately owned vehicles (POVs). Persons with a suspended or revoked certificate of license (AE Form 190-1F) will not operate any class of vehicle until their suspended or revoked license is reinstated.


    I-2. CLASSES OF VEHICLES
    Vehicle classes are defined as follows:


    I-3. REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE
    Table I-1 lists classes of vehicles and requirements for obtaining a U.S. Forces certificate of license.


    Table I-1
    U.S. Forces Certificate of License Requirements
      Class 1
    (note 1)
    Class 1a
    (note 1)
    Class 1b
    (notes 1, 2, & 8)
    Class 2
    (note 1)
    Class 3
    (note 1)
    Class 4
    (note 2)
    Class 5
    (note 2)
    Minimum age to operate (note 3)18 years18 years16 years21 years17 years16 years15 years
    U.S. Forces certificate of license requiredYes
    (note 4)
    Yes
    (note 4)
    Yes
    (note 4)
    YesYesYes
    (note 4)
    Yes
    U.S. Forces registration required (AE Form 190-1A)YesYesYesYesYesNo
    (note 5)
    No
    (note 5)
    U.S. Forces-issued license plates requiredYesYesYesYesYesNo
    (note 6)
    No
    (note 6)
    Insurance plates requiredNANANANANAYes
    (note 5)
    Yes
    (note 5)
    Protective helmets/eye protection required (note 7)YesYesYesNANAYesYes
    NOTES:
    1. Family members may register class 1, 1a, 1b, 2, and 3 vehicles with German or U.S. Forces authorities. Family members who choose to register a POV with German authorities may obtain a German drivers license if they desire.

    2. Mopeds may be classified as class 1b, 4, or 5, depending on the motor size or speed capacity.

    3. The minimum age to obtain a U.S. Forces certificate of license is—

          15 years for class 5.
          16 years for classes 1b and 4.
          17 years for class 3 (The applicant must have a valid country or State drivers license for class 3.)
          18 years for class 1 and 1a.
          21 years for class 2.

    4. People with a class 1, 1a, or lb license may operate class 4 and 5 vehicles. People with class 4 licenses may operate class 5 vehicles. Proof of having attended the 4-hour motorcycle orientation course and, if required, German certification for Army military and civilian personnel and their Family members, is a prerequisite to obtaining a U.S. Forces certificate of license for this class.

    5. Registration documents are prepared and provided by German insurance companies.

    6. People with class 4 and 5 vehicles will have them mechanically inspected at a U.S. Forces POV inspection station and have AE Form 190-1I in their possession when operating the vehicle.

    7. Approved motorcycle protective equipment is defined in the glossary.

    8. Individuals under 25 years old applying for a German class 1a license must wait 2 years before they can progress to a class 1 license. Individuals must show proof of having operated a class 1b motorcycle for 4,000 kilometers.

     

    APPENDIX J
    BREATH- AND BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL EQUIVALENTS


    The German police breathalyzer measures breath-alcohol concentration in milligrams per liter (mg/l). The United States measures blood-alcohol levels in grams per 100 milliliters (g/100ml). Table J-1 converts German breath-alcohol levels into U.S. blood-alcohol levels.


    Table J-1
    Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents
    Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
    0.010.0021  0.300.0630  0.590.1239
    0.020.0042  0.310.0651  0.600.1260
    0.030.0063  0.320.0672  0.610.1281
    0.040.0084  0.330.0693  0.620.1302
    0.050.0105  0.340.0714  0.630.1323
    0.060.0126  0.350.0735  0.640.1344
    0.070.0147  0.360.0756  0.650.1365
    0.080.0168  0.370.0777  0.660.1386
    0.090.0189  0.380.0798  0.670.1407
    0.100.0210  0.390.0819  0.680.1428
    0.110.0231  0.400.0840  0.690.1449
    0.120.0252  0.410.0861  0.700.1470
    0.130.0273  0.420.0882  0.710.1491
    0.140.0294  0.430.0903  0.720.1512
    0.150.0315  0.440.0924  0.730.1533
    0.160.0336  0.450.0945  0.740.1554
    0.170.0357  0.460.0966  0.750.1575
    0.180.0378  0.470.0987  0.760.1596
    0.190.0399  0.480.1008  0.770.1617
    0.200.0420  0.490.1029  0.780.1638
    0.210.0441  0.500.1050  0.790.1659
    0.220.0462  0.510.1071  0.800.1680
    0.230.0483  0.520.1092  0.810.1701
    0.240.0504  0.530.1113  0.820.1722
    0.250.0525  0.540.1134  0.830.1743
    0.260.0546  0.550.1155  0.840.1764
    0.270.0567  0.560.1176  0.850.1785
    0.280.0588  0.570.1197  0.860.1806
    0.290.0609  0.580.1218  0.870.1827
    Table J-1
    Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents (Continued)
    Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
    0.890.1869  1.240.2604  1.590.3339
    0.900.1890  1.250.2625  1.600.3360
    0.910.1911  1.260.2646  1.610.3381
    0.920.1932  1.270.2667  1.620.3402
    0.930.1953  1.280.2688  1.630.3423
    0.940.1974  1.290.2709  1.640.3444
    0.950.1995  1.300.2730  1.650.3465
    0.960.2016  1.310.2751  1.660.3486
    0.970.2037  1.320.2772  1.670.3507
    0.980.2058  1.330.2793  1.680.3528
    0.990.2079  1.340.2814  1.690.3549
    1.000.2100  1.350.2835  1.700.3570
    1.010.2121  1.360.2856  1.710.3591
    1.020.2142  1.370.2877  1.720.3612
    1.030.2163  1.380.2898  1.730.3633
    1.040.2184  1.390.2919  1.740.3654
    1.050.2205  1.400.2940  1.750.3675
    1.060.2226  1.410.2961  1.760.3696
    1.070.2247  1.420.2982  1.770.3717
    1.080.2268  1.430.3003  1.780.3738
    1.090.2289  1.440.3024  1.790.3759
    1.100.2310  1.450.3045  1.800.3780
    1.110.2331  1.460.3066  1.810.3801
    1.120.2352  1.470.3087  1.820.3822
    1.130.2373  1.480.3108  1.830.3843
    1.140.2394  1.490.3129  1.840.3864
    1.150.2415  1.500.3150  1.850.3885
    1.160.2436  1.510.3171  1.860.3906
    1.170.2457  1.520.3192  1.870.3927
    1.180.2478  1.530.3213  1.880.3948
    1.190.2499  1.540.3234  1.890.3969
    1.200.2520  1.550.3255  1.900.3990
    1.210.2541  1.560.3276  1.910.4011
    1.220.2562  1.570.3297  1.920.4032
    Table J-1
    Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents (Continued)
    Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
    1.930.4053  2.280.4788  2.630.5523
    1.940.4074  2.290.4809  2.640.5544
    1.950.4095  2.300.4830  2.650.5565
    1.960.4116  2.310.4851  2.660.5586
    1.970.4137  2.320.4872  2.670.5607
    1.980.4158  2.330.4893  2.680.5628
    1.990.4179  2.340.4914  2.690.5649
    2.000.4200  2.350.4935  2.700.5670
    2.010.4221  2.360.4956  2.710.5691
    2.020.4242  2.370.4977  2.720.5712
    2.030.4263  2.380.4998  2.730.5733
    2.040.4284  2.390.5019  2.740.5754
    2.050.4305  2.400.5040  2.750.5775
    2.060.4326  2.410.5061  2.760.5796
    2.070.4347  2.420.5082  2.770.5817
    2.080.4368  2.430.5103  2.780.5838
    2.090.4389  2.440.5124  2.790.5859
    2.100.4410  2.450.5145  2.800.5880
    2.110.4431  2.460.5166  2.810.5901
    2.120.4452  2.470.5187  2.820.5922
    2.120.4452  2.480.5208  2.830.5943
    2.140.4494  2.490.5229  2.840.5964
    2.150.4515  2.500.5250  2.850.5985
    2.160.4536  2.510.5271  2.860.6006
    2.170.4557  2.520.5292  2.870.6027
    2.180.4578  2.530.5313  2.880.6048
    2.190.4599  2.540.5334  2.890.6069
    2.200.4620  2.550.5355  2.900.6090
    2.210.4641  2.560.5376  2.910.6111
    2.220.4662  2.570.5397  2.920.6132
    2.230.4683  2.580.5418  2.930.6153
    2.240.4704  2.590.5439  2.940.6174
    2.250.4725  2.600.5460  2.950.6195
    2.260.4746  2.610.5481  2.960.6216
    2.270.4767  2.620.5502  2.970.6237
    Table J-1
    Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents (Continued)
    Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
    2.980.6258  3.330.6993  3.680.7728
    2.990.6279  3.340.7014  3.690.7749
    3.000.6300  3.350.7035  3.700.7770
    3.010.6321  3.360.7056  3.710.7791
    3.020.6342  3.370.7077  3.720.7812
    3.030.6363  3.380.7098  3.730.7833
    3.040.6384  3.390.7119  3.740.7854
    3.050.6405  3.400.7140  3.750.7875
    3.060.6426  3.410.7161  3.760.7896
    3.070.6447  3.420.7182  3.770.7917
    3.080.6468  3.430.7203  3.780.7938
    3.090.6489  3.440.7224  3.790.7959
    3.100.6510  3.450.7245  3.800.7980
    3.110.6531  3.460.7266  3.810.8001
    3.120.6552  3.470.7287  3.820.8022
    3.130.6573  3.480.7308  3.830.8043
    3.140.6594  3.490.7329  3.840.8064
    3.150.6615  3.500.7350  3.850.8085
    3.160.6636  3.510.7371  3.860.8106
    3.170.6657  3.520.7392  3.870.8127
    3.180.6678  3.530.7413  3.880.8148
    3.190.6699  3.540.7434  3.890.8169
    3.200.6720  3.550.7455  3.900.8190
    3.210.6741  3.560.7476  3.910.8211
    3.220.6762  3.570.7497  3.920.8232
    3.230.6783  3.580.7518  3.930.8253
    3.240.6804  3.590.7539  3.940.8274
    3.250.6825  3.600.7560  3.950.8295
    3.260.6846  3.610.7581  3.960.8316
    3.270.6867  3.620.7602  3.970.8337
    3.280.6888  3.630.7623  3.980.8358
    3.290.6909  3.640.7644  3.990.8379
    3.300.6930  3.650.7665  4.000.8400
    3.310.6951  3.660.7686  4.010.8421
    3.320.6972  3.670.7707  4.020.8442
    Table J-1
    Breath- and Blood-Alcohol Level Equivalents (Continued)
    Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
      Breath-
    Alcohol
    Level
    Blood-
    Alcohol
    Level
    4.030.8463  4.360.9156  4.690.9849
    4.040.8484  4.370.9177  4.700.9870
    4.050.8505  4.380.9198  4.710.9891
    4.060.8526  4.390.9219  4.720.9912
    4.070.8547  4.400.9240  4.730.9933
    4.080.8568  4.410.9261  4.740.9954
    4.090.8589  4.420.9282  4.750.9975
    4.100.8610  4.430.9303  4.760.9996
    4.110.8631  4.440.9324  4.771.0017
    4.120.8652  4.450.9345  4.781.0038
    4.130.8673  4.460.9366  4.791.0059
    4.140.8694  4.470.9387  4.801.0080
    4.150.8715  4.480.9408  4.811.0101
    4.160.8736  4.490.9429  4.821.0122
    4.170.8757  4.500.9450  4.831.0143
    4.180.8778  4.510.9471  4.841.0164
    4.190.8799  4.520.9492  4.851.0185
    4.200.8820  4.530.9513  4.861.0206
    4.210.8841  4.540.9534  4.871.0227
    4.220.8862  4.550.9555  4.881.0248
    4.230.8883  4.560.9576  4.891.0269
    4.240.8904  4.570.9597  4.901.0290
    4.250.8925  4.580.9618  4.911.0311
    4.260.8946  4.590.9639  4.921.0332
    4.270.8967  4.600.9660  4.931.0353
    4.280.8988  4.610.9681  4.941.0374
    4.290.9009  4.620.9702  4.951.0395
    4.300.9030  4.630.9723  4.961.0416
    4.310.9051  4.640.9744  4.971.0437
    4.320.9072  4.650.9765  4.981.0458
    4.330.9093  4.660.9786  4.991.0479
    4.340.9114  4.670.9807  5.001.0500
    4.350.9135  4.680.9828     

     

    APPENDIX K
    REPORTING LOST, STOLEN, OR RECOVERED POVs AND LICENSE PLATES


    K-1. GENERAL
    This appendix prescribes procedures for—


    K-2. PROCEDURES


    K-3. RECOVERED VEHICLES AND LICENSE PLATES

     

    GLOSSARY


    SECTION I
    ABBREVIATIONS

    AAFESArmy and Air Force Exchange Service
    ADAC Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (General German Automobile Club)
    ADAPTalcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment
    AEArmy in Europe
    AFIAir Force instruction
    AICassistant installation coordinator
    APOArmy post office
    ARArmy regulation
    ASAPArmy Substance Abuse Program
    BACblood-alcohol content
    BRCBasic Rider Course
    BSGbase support group [USAFE]
    cccubic centimeter
    CG, USAREURCommanding General, United States Army Europe
    CNE-C6FCommander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet
    CSFchief, security forces
    dB(A)decibel (A-weighting)
    DESdirector of emergency services
    DIN Deutsche Industrienorm (German industrial standard)
    DODDepartment of Defense
    DOLdirector of logistics
    DOTUnited States Department of Transportation
    DRMR-EDefense Reutilization and Marketing Region - Europe
    DTSdriver testing station
    DWIdriving while intoxicated
    ECE-R[United Nations] Economic Commission for Europe regulation
    ERCExperienced Rider Course
    ERMCUnited States Army Europe Regional Medical Command
    ETSexpiration of term of service
    EUEuropean Union
    FRSfield registration station
    GCMCAgeneral court-martial convening authority
    GVMgross vehicle mass
    GVWRgross vehicle weight rating
    HQ USAREURHeadquarters, United States Army Europe
    ICCinsurance confirmation card
    IDidentification
    IMCOM-Europe   United States Army Installation Management Command, Europe Region
    KFB Kraftfahrzeugbrief (vehicle registration certificate)
    kphkilometers per hour
    kWkilowatt
    LPG/CNGliquefied petroleum gas/converted natural gas
    MIPRmilitary interdepartmental purchase request
    MOSmilitary occupational specialty
    MPmilitary police
    mphmiles per hour
    MSFMotorcycle Safety Foundation
    MWRmorale, welfare, and recreation
    NAnot applicable
    NAFnonappropriated fund
    NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
    OFoptional form
    PCSpermanent change of station
    PMprovost marshal
    POCpoint of contact
    POLpetroleum, oils, and lubricants
    POVprivately owned vehicle
    PPEpersonal protective equipment
    PS Pferdestärke (horsepower)
    RMVRegistry of Motor Vehicles
    SFsecurity forces
    SOFAStatus of Forces Agreement
    StVZO Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (Road Traffic Licensing Regulation)
    TDYtemporary duty
    TÜV Technischer Überwachungsverein (Technical Control Association)
    UCMJUniform Code of Military Justice
    U.S.United States
    USAFEUnited States Air Forces in Europe
    USAGUnited States Army garrison
    USAREURUnited States Army Europe
    USEUCOMUnited States European Command
    VERINETVehicle Registry Information Network
    VESC-8Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission Regulation, standard 8
    VINvehicle identification number


    SECTION II
    TERMS


    abandoned vehicle
    A vehicle that has gone through the procedures in section 2575, Title 10, United States Code (basic pub, app E). Vehicles that have been stationary for an extended period (except vehicles in authorized deployment holding lots) and vehicles missing license plates or other evidence of ownership are vehicles that will become officially “abandoned vehicles.”

    accompanied personnel
    Sponsors in the command with Family members (with or without spouse) accompanying them.

    appellate authority
    An officer (O6 or above) or civilian supervisor of equivalent grade next above the revoking authority in the chain of command of the licensee. A civilian appellate authority takes no action relating to military personnel and their Family members. Such cases are referred to the military chain of command.

    authorized emergency vehicle
    An ambulance; a motor vehicle belonging to a fire department; or a motor vehicle belonging to a Federal, State, or host-nation law-enforcement agency authorized to be used as an emergency vehicle.

    authorized insurance company
    Companies licensed and regulated or otherwise authorized by German authorities to sell the mandatory third-party liability insurance in Germany.

    Begleitetes Fahren ab 17 (B17) driving authorization
    A temporary authorization issued by a competent German drivers-license authority (Fahrerlaubnisbehörde) after a person (who is at least 17 years old) has completed the regular drivers-license test. It is valid only in Germany. The B17 driving authorization must list all individuals authorized to accompany the holder of the B17 driving authorization. The authorized individuals must be at least 30 years old, have had a drivers license for at least 5 years, and be a reliable driver (not received more than 3 points under the German drivers license system).

    commander
    A commissioned or noncommissioned officer in command of a unit or other organization.

    country license
    A valid license from any sovereign country or any State or territory of the United States.

    deployment
    When an individual assigned to a unit in Germany leaves on assignment to an ongoing military mission outside Germany (for example, in Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo) for an extended period.

    driver
    The person driving or in physical control of a motor vehicle.

    driving privilege
    The privilege extended to a person permitting the operation of a privately owned vehicle in Germany. This privilege, once extended, is subject to administrative suspension or revocation by appropriate authorities.

    highway
    A public thoroughfare for vehicular traffic; a main direct road.

    immediate safety hazard
    A mechanical deficiency that could cause harm to the operator, occupants, other traffic users, or the environment.

    indecent and obscene material
    Written or graphic material that describes or depicts sexual or excretory activities or organs in terms or in a way that is offensive, as measured by contemporary community standards. Such material is obscene if, taken as a whole, the material is intended to arouse interest in sex; is offensive because it affronts contemporary community standards relating to the description or representation of sexual matters; and is completely without redeeming social value.

    ineligible
    A status that indicates loss of driving privileges when the offender does not have a valid license to suspend. The sanction will be the same as that for suspendable and revocable offenses.

    motorcycle
    A vehicle designed to travel with no more than two wheels in contact with the ground. Included in this category are electric scooters, mokicks, mopeds, motor-powered skateboards, motor scooters, motorbikes with or without a sidecar attached that are propelled by an engine (fuel or electric) and require the operator to have a class 1, 1a, 1b, 4, or 5 U.S. Forces certificate of license.

    motorcycle eye protection
    An eye protective device that meets Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission Regulation standard 8.

    motorcycle helmet
    A helmet that meets American National Standards Institute standard Z90-1 or Economic Commission for Europe Norm 22-02 for foreign-made helmets.

    motor vehicle
    A self-propelled, wheeled conveyance that does not run on rails, but is manufactured primarily for use on public roads.

    operation of privately owned vehicle
    Driving or otherwise being in physical control of a motor vehicle. A person is in physical control when in a position to regulate or restrain the vehicle’s operation or movement.

    pocket bike
    Also know as pocket rocket and mini-moto. These bikes are tiny, gas-powered motorcycles that can travel up to 55 miles per hour. They are about 2 feet high and 40 inches long and weigh about 40 pounds. They can hold adults up to 550 pounds. These vehicles cannot be registered or operated on public roads or U.S. installation in Germany unless certified by the manufacturer for operation on public roads and which must be inspected and registered like any other vehicle (including insurance requirements).

    privately owned vehicle (POV)
    As used in this publication, the term POV refers to vehicles owned by private individuals for their personal use, to include any class of vehicle used exclusively in racing events. Vehicles used periodically and primarily for recreation such as motorcycles, trikes, quads, and motor homes are recreational vehicles. Antique and classic vehicles that are 25 years old or older are also considered recreation vehicles.

    quad
    A vehicle with four wheels, no protective body structure, and designed for on-road and off-road use. These vehicles must be registered as automobiles for use on public highways and roads only when passing a mechanical inspection to ensure that they are in compliance with all standards applicable to regular automobiles.

    racing
    Competition of speed between motor vehicles on a public highway.

    reinstating authority
    For other than Navy and Air Force personnel, the authority to reinstate revoked driving privileges for driving while intoxicated will be the United States Army garrison or authority designated in writing by the United States Army garrison commander. For Navy and Air Force personnel, the authority to reinstate revoked driving privileges will be according to OPNAV 11200.5C and Air Force Instruction 31-204, respectively. For a person whose license was revoked for causes other than driving while intoxicated, the authority to reinstate revoked driving privileges is limited to the base support group commander.

    restraining device
    A device designed to hold a person steady in a seat (for example, seatbelt, lap belt, shoulder belt, child-restraining device).

    revocation
    Loss of driving privileges for an indefinite period of up to 5 years.

    revoking authority
    An officer (O4 or above) or GS-12 (or equivalent) civilian supervisor, next above the suspending authority in the chain of command of the licensee. If a commander has designated an O4 or GS-12 (or equivalent) to act as suspending authority for a unit, organization, or group of people, the commander will be the revoking authority. With the exception of the USAREUR Registrar and Deputy USAREUR Registrar, a civilian revoking authority will not revoke driving privileges of military personnel or their Family members. Such cases will be referred to the military chain of command.

    right-of-way
    A precedence in passing accorded to one vehicle over another by custom, decision, or statute; the legal right of traffic to take precedence; the legal right to take precedence over others.

    sponsor
    A person entitled to logistic support in the European theater because of assignment to or employment by the U.S. Forces or by a civilian component of the U.S. Forces. Dual-status persons entitled to have two identification cards, because they or their spouses are employed and considered overseas sponsors while they rely on another sponsor for uniformed-service benefits. Persons employed by DOD on Family-member appointments do not have dual status and are entitled to privileges only because they have an overseas sponsor.

    supervisor
    A commissioned officer or civilian employee of equivalent grade exercising supervisory responsibilities over military or civilian personnel. This authority may be delegated to a noncommissioned officer.

    suspending authority
    An officer or civilian equivalent immediately senior to the licensee in the chain of command or an officer who has been designated by a commander (O4 or above, but normally the company commander) to act as suspending authority for a unit or organization.

    suspension
    Loss of driving privileges for a specific period from 7 days to 1 year.

    theaterwide ban
    A form of personal status in which an individual loses logistic support, including Government employment in Germany and entrance privileges to U.S. Forces installations.

    trike
    A three-wheeled vehicle that uses a motorcycle-type engine or an automobile engine. A motorcycle with sidecar is not a trike. Trikes must be registered as automobiles; they will not, however, be required to have two registration plates. Registration plates for these vehicles will be mounted on the rear of the vehicle. Trikes will be required to pass a mechanical inspections under the same standards as regular automobiles. The only exception will be that a trike does not require seatbelts.

    truck
    A motor vehicle designed, used, and maintained primarily to transport cargo.

    unclaimed privately owned vehicle
    A vehicle that has not been properly disposed of, and for which the owner can be identified.

    U.S. Forces certificate of license
    AE Form 190-1F or AE Form 190-1G that U.S. Forces military and civilian personnel and their Family members must have to drive in Germany. This does not include the operation of Government vehicles, which can be operated using OF 346 or Air Force Form 2293.

    verifying authority
    The local community driver testing or registration clerk who examines applications for correctness and verifies logistic support.