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2020-21 Student Handbook & Calendar

Traffic & Parking Regulations

A shot through the water fountains at Maynard

These regulations are subject to change. Please refer to the parking website for the most up to date parking information at www.apsu.edu/parking.

  1. The purpose of these regulations is to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of Austin Peay State University (“The University”) business and to provide parking facilities for this operation within the limits of available space.
  2. The Office of Public Safety is responsible for implementation and enforcement of these regulations.
  3. Any person operating a motor vehicle on the University campus is required to obey these regulations as a condition to parking or operating the vehicle on the campus.
  4. The responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the motor vehicle. Lack of space will not be considered a valid excuse for violating any parking regulations.
  5. The University shall have no responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents operated or parked on the APSU or on lots leased by APSU.
  1. All motor vehicles parked on APSU property between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on lots leased by APSU must be registered with APSU. Housing lots are enforced twenty- four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
  2. All vehicles must be registered in the parking portal which can be found at www.apsu.t2hosted.com.
  3. Parking registration must be renewed at the beginning of each fall semester so long as the registrant remains a student or APSU employee.
  4. Persons are entitled to one (1) category of parking registration at a time. Persons will be identified by their primary affiliation with APSU. Graduate assistants and part-time student workers are eligible for student registration only.
  5. Only persons who are neither students, nor faculty/staff are entitled to register for visitor parking.

The Parking Zones section includes the following:

  1. Parking is permitted only in marked areas with painted control lines. Parking is not permitted in seeded areas or gravel service areas utilized by Physical Plant.

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  2. Faculty or Staff: Zone Color Red – Full-time faculty, staff, contract service employees, and adjunct instructors are authorized for this zone. 

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  3. Resident Student: Zone Color Silver – Students who reside in the on-campus residence halls are authorized for this zone. 
     
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  4. Commuter Student and Married Housing: Zone Color Green – Students who reside off campus and students who reside in married housing are authorized for this zone. 

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  5. Overflow: Zone Color Black – Any valid APSU parking registration is authorized for this zone. 

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  6. ADA Accessible Parking: Persons utilizing ADA spaces on campus must have a
    placard issued by any state. Students, faculty, and staff who have a state-issued placard must be registered with APSU Parking Services. APSU Parking checks to ensure the state-issued placard is issued to the registrant. Registered vehicles or holders are authorized to park in any parking space on campus, except those spaces specifically reserved with a sign (example: Electric Vehicle Charging). Valid state-issued placards for ADA Accessible parking spaces must be displayed twenty- four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

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  7. Visitor Parking Spaces: Visitor parking passes are issued from apsu.t2hosted.com. Information regarding visitor login is presented on the parking page. Step by step directions for requesting visitor passes is also found on the parking page.

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  8. Yellow curbs, yellow or white striped areas, and yellow bumper blocks. No parking is permitted in these areas. These areas are enforced twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

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  9. Motorcycle Parking
    1. All motorcycles are to be parked in a parking space in their designated zone or in motorcycle-only parking spaces.
    2. Motorcycles are not to block stairways, sidewalks, or pedestrian access.

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  1. All persons operating a motor vehicle on APSU property or in the campus area, which includes City streets running through APSU property, must be properly licensed operators.
  2. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at established pedestrian crossings, except where regulated by traffic control lights or police officers.
  3. The maximum speed limit on the APSU campus and city streets are clearly marked. Streets interior to APSU campus are limited to twenty (20) mph. However, motor vehicles may not be operated at any speed which is excessive for the conditions which may exist as a result of weather, traffic congestion, pedestrians, etc.
  4. Traffic control signs, devices, and directions of police officers must be obeyed.
  5. All persons operating motor vehicles are responsible for maintaining control of the vehicle, safe operation, and observance of traffic control signs, barriers and devices.
  6. Operating a motor vehicle in any area other than a street or a roadway intended for motor vehicles is prohibited.
  7. All accidents must be reported to APSU Police immediately (931-221-7786). All motor vehicle break-ins or incidents should also be reported immediately.
 

The Violations section includes the following:

The following non-exhaustive examples constitute classifications for violations of these regulations:

  1. Parking Violations
    1. Out of Zone;
    2. Not a Parking Space;
    3. Loading Zone;
    4. Parking on Yellow Curb/No Parking Zone;
    5. Blocking Traffic;
    6. Parked Facing Traffic;
    7. Occupying Two (2) (or more) Spaces;
    8. Outside of Designated Space;
    9. Within Fifteen (15) feet of Fire Hydrant;
    10. Within Twenty (20) feet of entrance/exit/intersection;
    11. On Seeded Areas;
    12. Failure to Register Vehicle;
    13. Reserved – Visitor;
    14. Reserved – Electric Vehicle Charging Only;
    15. Reserved – ADA Accessible Parking Only; and
    16. Warning Only.

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  2. Moving Violations
    1. Failure to obey stop sign or traffic signal;
    2. Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk;
    3. Traveling wrong way on one-way street;
    4. Operating a motor vehicle off a marked roadway;
    5. Speeding;
    6. Failure to yield right of way;
    7. Failure to obey lawful directions of a police officer;
    8. Failure of motorcycle operator or rider to wear required headgear; and
    9. Failure to yield to emergency vehicle.

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  3. Impounded Vehicle/Towed Vehicle
    1. APSU may tow without advance notice those motor vehicles parked in a fire lane, designated ADA accessible parking space, spaces reserved for designated vehicles or in such a manner as to impede the flow of traffic or to disrupt the orderly affairs of APSU.
    2. If a motor vehicle has unpaid parking citations APSU may impound/tow the vehicle, if advance
      notice and opportunity to contest have been given. Windshield notices and/or other methods of notification will be used to provide the operator of the vehicle with advance notice of APSU’s intent to tow and the operator’s right to a hearing.

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  4. Enforcement
    1. The Office of Public Safety and Campus Police are tasked with enforcement of the parking regulations. The Director/Chief of Police is authorized to selectively enforce or not enforce certain regulations and parking categories based on special events and circumstances that require special accommodations.
    2. A motor vehicle parked in a manner which blocks a fire zone, emergency exit, flow of traffic, designated ADA accessible parking space, spaces reserved for designated vehicles, or otherwise poses a danger or disrupts the orderly affairs of APSU may be impounded, immobilized, or towed.
    3. A motor vehicle which has accumulated one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more in unpaid citations may be immobilized or towed.

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  5. Penalties
    1. Parked in Visitor, maintenance, or emergency vehicle space: $35.00
    2. Parked in ADA Accessible Space: $200.00 – The fine for this parking violation is set by State law, T.C.A. §55-21-108. As of July 1, 2008, the fine was set at $200.00. The fine imposed under these regulations will increase or decrease automatically when increased or decreased by State law.
    3. Boot Removal Fee: $75.00 for first boot in an academic year. $125.00 for subsequent boots in an academic year.
    4. All other parking violations: $25.00
    5. All moving violations when written as an APSU citation: $35.00
    6. Other Penalties
      1. Students who fail to pay violation fines or penalties will not be permitted to register for course work, to continue as a student, to receive credit, to receive a degree, or to obtain a transcript until the fines or penalties are paid.
      2. Repeated violations of parking regulations will be grounds for towing away, impoundment or immobilization in accordance with regulations under enforcement.
      3. Students who persist in violating these regulations or commit a single violation under extreme circumstances will be referred to the Dean of Students’ office for disciplinary action which may lead to suspension or dismissal from APSU.
      4. Once a motor vehicle or owner has accumulated one hundred dollars ($100) of unpaid fines, his or her motor vehicle, if found parked upon APSU property or lots leased by APSU, will be immobilized or towed in accordance with regulations under 0240-05-01-.06  Enforcement.
      5. Any individual (student, faculty or staff) with outstanding citations will not be allowed to register a motor vehicle or purchase a parking permit until indebtedness is cleared. 
      6. Repeated violations may result in the loss of parking privileges.

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  6. Appeals
    1. Upon receipt of a citation, persons have three (3) class days to submit an appeal.
    2. Appeal forms are completed and submitted electronically through the parking management software.
    3. Issuing officers will be afforded the opportunity to comment on appeals before they are presented to the appeal authority.
    4. The Student Tribunal shall hear and decide all student appeals.
    5. Students may further appeal the Tribunal’s decision to the Vice President of Student Affairs, or designee, within three (3) class days of the finding by Student Tribunal.
    6. When APSU is not in session, the Dean of Students will hear and decide appeals.
    7. Staff and visitors’ appeals shall be heard by a committee consisting of the Faculty Senate Chair or designee, Staff Council Chair or designee, and the Dean of Students.
    8. Anyone failing to appeal within three (3) class days of issuance of citation loses the right to appeal.

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  7. Restrictions

    APSU streets or grounds may not be used by any firm, corporation or person for advertising or commercial purposes.

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  8. Special Occasion and Emergencies

    On special occasions, for example: athletic events, concerts, graduation exercises, etc., and in emergencies, parking and traffic limitation may be imposed by the Office of Public Safety and Campus Police as required by the conditions which prevail.

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  9. Pedestrian Regulations
    1. Students and staff members must not endanger their safety or constitute an unreasonable impediment to lawful vehicular traffic by crossing streets at other than authorized lanes or by willfully walking or congregating in the streets.
    2. Violations of these regulations will be cited through appropriate channels for disciplinary action.

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