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Motorcycle Regulations
Provost Marshall's Office


MCAS Cherry Point Motorcycle Regulations

All personnel entering the installation must attend a safety briefing before driving a motorcycle and must wear a helmet and a reflectorized vest. North Carolina has a helmet law but all active duty is required to wear a helmet regardless of being on or off post anyway.

All persons operating a vehicle at MCAS Cherry Point are responsible for carrying and producing proof of current motor vehicle insurance. Motorcycles are no exception.

A motorcycle is any "vehicle (both street and off-road versions) having a seat or saddle for the use of its operator and designed to travel on not more than three wheels" and includes "vehicles with less than 50cc engines such as mopeds, motor scooters, and motorized bicycles." [par 4g]

We encourage riders to complete a refresher course "before each riding season, after long periods of inactivity, purchase of a new motorcycle, transfer to a new geographical area or in those areas with high concentrations of motorcycle mishaps or hazardous traffic conditions."


It is required:
  • That all training be entered into the member's service record.

  • That a MSF card signed by a COMNAVSAFECEN-recognized instructor be presented for parking decal.

  • That mirrors be installed on both sides of the vehicle as where the previous instruction required both mirrors while on installation.

  • Operate the motorcycle with headlights turned on at all times (except where prohibited by state, local or Status of Forces Agreements [SOFA] laws). Operate the motorcycle while wearing the following equipment:

  • A properly fastened protective helmet that meets Department of Transportation standards.

  • Properly worn eye protective devices that are defined as impact or shatter resistant eyeglasses, goggles or faceshield attached to the helmet. A windshield or fairing is not considered proper eye protection.

  • Properly worn long sleeved shirt or jacket, long-legged trousers and full-finger leather or equivalent gloves.

  • Properly worn hard sole shoes with heels.


  • Fake or novelty helmets

  • To wear portable headphones while operating "any" motor vehicle aboard MCAS Cherry Point.


In North Carolina Motorcyclists:
  • Must have a full provisional license with a motorcycle learners permit or have a valid drivers license with an "M" endorsement to ride.

  • Driver and passenger must wear helmets at all times motorcycle is being operated.

  • Must burn headlight both day and night.

  • May ride only two abreast in a lane of traffic.



Contact Us

All Other Inquires: (252) 466-5123 / 4366
Fax: (252) 466-2995 or DSN# 582-2995

Pass & ID - Website
Welcome Center (Bldg 251)
MCAS Cherry Point, NC 28533
Comm: (252) 466-5921 / 3066
Fax: (252) 466-2626

Desk Sergeant
Comm: (252) 466-5123

PMO Admin
Comm: (252) 466-3445
Fax: (252) 466-2995




Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point