TRAFFIC & PARKING REGULATIONS POLICY
This part governs vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking upon the highways, streets, roads, and sidewalks owned, controlled or maintained by the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, New York, and shall apply to students, faculty, staff, and visitors and ll other persons upon such premises. Faculty includes those persons listed or eligible for listing in the official faculty directory and visiting faculty as designated by the president of the college. Staff includes those persons listed or eligible for listing in the official staff directory. A visitor is other than faculty, staff, or student.
(a) The Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York is applicable and enforceable on property maintained by the State University. All drivers are expected to know and observe campus traffic and parking regulations and traffic ordinances of the City of Plattsburgh where they apply.
(b) A violation of any applicable section of the Vehicle and Traffic Law shall be a misdemeanor or traffic infraction as designated in such law, and shall be punishable as thereinprovided.
(c) Such laws adopted above shall be enforced in any court having jurisdiction.
(d) A complaint regarding any violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, or any traffic ordinance applicable on such premises, shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of applicable law.
(e) No person shall drive a vehicle on University streets, roads or highways at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, but in no event shall a person drive a vehicle in excess of 30 miles per hour unless a different speed is authorized and indicated by the University.
(f) No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the University in such manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone, create any other hazard or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way.
(g) Parking fees as approved by the chancellor, or designee, shall be charged for motor vehicles parked within designated lots, consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements and in accordance with guidelines established by the chancellor or designee. Such guidelines shall provide that the determination of the amount of the fee be substantially based on an analysis of the costs attributable to the operation and maintenance of the parking facilities owned and operated by the University.
h) All regulations pertaining to motor vehicle registration and operation are enforceable 24 hours a day throughout the entire year, except as otherwise prescribed by the University Police Department.
(i) Until rescinded, any individual who is a member of the faculty, staff or student body is required to register motorized vehicles for use on campus.
(j) No parking is permitted in areas not paved, striped, and designated as parking (i.e. on the grass or along roadsides). Parking is prohibited in those areas designated as no parking by posted signs.
(k) The driving of a motor vehicle is permitted only on established campus roadways. Campus service vehicles are exempt from this regulation.
(a) All faculty, staff and students who drive on campus must register their vehicles at the University Police Department at a fee as approved by the Chancellor or designee. Official college parking permits will be issued there for the current academic year or summer session. The University Police Department is located in the Health Services Building, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(b) Permits must be displayed no later than 48 hours after the first day of classes of that session. Persons joining the college after the opening of the session must display such a permit 48 hours after reporting to the college.
(c) One hang-tag parking permit will be issued to each campus registrant, to be used in any vehicle while parked on campus. A replacement permit will only be issued whereupon the original issued permit is reported as lost or stolen to University Police. Anytime the vehicle is parked on campus, the permit must be hung on the interior rear-view mirror, prominently displayed in view through the front windshield. Any parking violation charged to the permit number will be the responsibility of the campus registrant to whom the permit was issued, regardless of vehicle ownership. Note that New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law prohibits any object that obstructs the operators view when the vehicle is moving. Permits should be displayed only when parked on campus.
(d) Motorcycles and motor scooters parked on campus must be registered. Parking permit decals for motorcycles and motor scooters must be displayed on the left fork above or below the inspection sticker.
(e) Any change of vehicle license or registration shall be reported to the University Police Department within 48 hours.
(f) Faculty, staff and students who are forced to use a vehicle without a permit in an emergency must apply to the University Police Department for a temporary pass. Temporary use of a motor vehicle on campus requires that a temporary permit be issued by the University Police Department. Failure to display a pass could lead to a violation penalty as an unregistered vehicle.
For more information about Administrative Policies, please contact:
Associate Vice President for Administration
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2539
Fax: (518) 564-2540