|Signage for the no cell phone/texting and speed limit
policies at Fort McCoy is in place at installation entrances and other
strategic locations to remind motorists about McCoy regulations.
A sign near the road intersecting
at the Post Exchange and McCoy’s reminds motorists of the cell
phone/texting prohibitions at Fort McCoy.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Randy Eddy, Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office (ISO) Safety
manager, said the policies are included in the installation’s Regulation
190-5 (Traffic) and Regulation 385-10 (Safety).
Speed limits on the installation are 30 mph unless otherwise posted.
Cell phones cannot be used by motorists in a moving vehicle unless they
are operated hands-free. Motorists who wish to use non hands-free cell
phones must pull over to the shoulder of a road or drive into a parking
lot, he said.
Texting is not allowed while driving.
The cell phone/texting regulation signs are posted near or in
high-traffic customer locations, (Post Exchange/McCoy’s or the
Ammunition Supply Point), and are printed on the back of visitor vehicle
“It was believed that by putting signs in other prominent public places,
it would serve as a visual announcement to new people coming to the
installation that this policy is in effect,” Eddy said. “It also will
serve as a reminder to other people that this is a requirement on Fort
McCoy and other federal facilities.”
In other safety-related news, Eddy said a number of crosswalks have been
The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) provided manpower to make the
The crosswalks were painted by Joint Service Public Works personnel and
Eddy said the ISO is working with the DPW to get additional crosswalks
For more information about traffic regulations at Fort McCoy, see the
Fort McCoy public website at
http://www.mccoy.army.mil and click on visiting Fort McCoy and on
Information also is available in the regulations, which are accessible
at the Fort McCoy Corporate Network or by calling the Directorate of
Emergency Services Traffic Safety Section at 608-388-2044 or the ISO at