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Traffic Court is held every Thursday between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Drivers who receive a traffic citation and wish to contest it have 14 days from the date of the citation to schedule a Traffic Court hearing.  Appearance at Traffic Court is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Drivers who decide not
to contest a citation or fail to appear to their scheduled Traffic Court hearing will receive the appropriate point assessment or suspension/revocation of their license, in accordance with CFAY instruction.

To schedule a Traffic Court date, call 243-9052.

Traffic Court is presided over by an Officer or Warrant Officer who is not affiliated with CFAY Security to ensure unbiased proceedings.  There are no fines for traffic violations onboard Fleet Activities, Yokosuka.  A point system is utilized, with infractions resulting in points against your driver’s license. Infractions vary in how many points are deducted with the decision resting with the Traffic Court judge.  

If 12 points are received within a 12-month period or 18 points within a 24-month period, the driver's SOFA license (USFJ Form 4EJ) will be revoked for a minimum of one (1) year.

For specific guidance on Traffic Court rules and regulations, refer to COMFLEACT INST 5800.2H.  For specific guidance on driving in Japan, rules of the road and point assessments, refer to CNFJINST 5800.9Q.

Drinking and Driving Facts:

Violation BAC % License Suspension
DWDI (Driving While Drinking Indicated) .03 - .049 60 Days
DUI (Driving Under The Influence) .05 - .079 1 Year
DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) .08 - above 2 Years

Rules of the Road (General Instructions)


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