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The materials below consist of regulations of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. However, it is not the Official Compilation of the Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York. Readers are advised to refer to the Official Compilation ( 8 NYCRR Part et seq )in case of questions.

PART 564



564.1 Preamble

564.2 General

564.3 Vehicle registration and parking fees

564.4 Traffic and parking regulations

564.5 Accidents

564.6 Towing

564.7 Citations

564.8 Appeals

564.9 Penalties

564.10 Special events and emergencies

564.11 Enforcement

§ 564.1 Preamble.

(a) A traffic commission has been established for the purpose of recommending to the college president traffic and parking regulations to maintain an orderly pattern of motor vehicle regulation and control.

(b) The regulations so recommended by the commission and established by the college apply to students, faculty, staff and all visitors. Students are those persons registered for the purpose of attending classes for which college credits are received and who are eligible to operate a motor vehicle in accordance with the rules herein stated. Faculty includes those persons listed or eligible for listing in the official college directory and visiting faculty as designated. Staff includes those other persons listed or eligible for listing in the official college directory.

(c) Permission to operate and park a motor vehicle on the campus is a privilege granted by the college. The college will grant this privilege upon the payment of the appropriate parking fee when the motor vehicle is registered as per section 564.3 of this Part.

§ 564.2 General.

(a) The motor vehicle laws of the State of New York are applicable and enforceable on property maintained by the State University. All drivers are expected to know and observe State motor vehicle laws and campus parking regulations.

(b) All regulations pertaining to motor vehicle registration, parking and operation are enforceable 24 hours a day throughout the entire year, except as otherwise announced by the college upon recommendation of the traffic commission or the director of public safety.

(c) All provisions of the campus parking regulations that apply to motor cars also apply to motor scooters and motorcycles.

(d) Snowmobiles are prohibited from campus.

(e) The operator of a vehicle on campus is presumed to be affiliated with the university. The student is held responsible for parking citations issued to guests' or family member's vehicle(s).

(f) Limited use vehicles (such as gators, golf carts, or other vehicles approved by director of university police) owned, maintained, and operated by the college may operate on university owned roadways and sidewalks.

§ 564.3 Vehicle registration and parking fees.

(a) Parking fees as approved by the college president, 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 College at Oneonta. Vehicle registration fees are approved by the college president and in conjunction with applicable collective bargaining agreements based upon the costs associated with maintaining a system of registering motor vehicles operated on campus.

(b) All students, eligible by college standards, who drive to the campus and park must register their vehicles and apply for parking decals on or before the first day of classes. Graduate students and assistants will be registered as resident or commuter students. Parking decals must be obtained from the public safety office in person or by mail.

(c) All faculty and staff must register their vehicles annually. Faculty and staff decals may be issued on a multi-year basis at the discretion of the college president.

(d) The identification decal shall be permanently affixed as determined by the director of public safety. It is the responsibility of the owner to insure that the decal remains affixed at all times, and is legible. Taping or clipping on of decals is not considered as being permanently affixed, and registration will not be considered complete unless decal is properly affixed.

(e) Under no circumstances may an eligible student register a motor vehicle owned or controlled by another student, except by special permission of the traffic commission, nor may an eligible student register a vehicle on behalf of another.

(f) Any changes in license or registration must be reported to the office of public safety J within 96 hours.

(g) College parking decals must be removed from any vehicle sold or transferred. Decal is the property of the college and may be removed for cause.

(h) The person who registers a vehicle will be responsible for all violations incurred against that vehicle.

(i) The college assumes no responsibility for the care or protection to student, faculty, staff or visitor vehicles or the contents at any time while on college property.

(j) When there is a dual registration in the family, it is expected that the operator of the vehicle will park in the area for his or her category.

(k) Failing to register a vehicle as required, filing false information or failure to comply with these regulations will result in loss of parking privileges, fines or possible disciplinary action.

(I) Visitor's passes may be obtained at any time at the public safety office, at the administration reception desk, or other campus locations as designated by the director of public safety. The college may charge a daily or hourly fee for visitor passes consistent with subdivision (a) of this section.

(m) Resident freshmen and resident sophomores may not register a vehicle for use on campus.

(n) Exceptions to registration rules for freshmen and sophomores will be considered for the following reasons:

§ 564.4 Traffic and parking regulations.

(a) 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 when existing, but in no event shall a person drive a vehicle in excess of 25 miles per hour unless a different speed is authorized and indicated by the University

(b) In addition to the maximum speed of 25 miles per hour established under subdivision (a) of this section, the following additional regulations are established for this campus: