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GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Parking and Traffic Regulations

 

FAILURE TO READ REGULATIONS DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM THE REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN.

 

Any student registered at Gadsden State, part/full-time faculty/staff, or person enrolled in special/regular courses is subject to the following parking and traffic regulations: 

 

1.          The campus parking, traffic, and safety regulations in effect at Gadsden State

College, as well as all applicable state laws and city ordinances, will be enforced            

by the Campus Security at all times.  These regulations, laws, and ordinances

apply to ALL persons while they are on a Gadsden State Community College campus.  If a vehicle is properly registered with the College, a student may park in any designated parking place except those having a blue, yellow, or white curbing.  Parking spaces with white curbs are reserved for faculty and other staff members only.

 

2.          Motor Vehicle Registration:  All students, faculty and staff, using a motor vehicle on any Gadsden State Community College campus must register it with the Safety and Security Office.  The student vehicle registration fee is included in the tuition fee.  The driver will be issued a hangtag, which is to be hung from the inside rearview mirror of the vehicle.  One free hangtag will be issued to each person.  It is the driver’s responsibility to keep this hangtag available for use in the vehicle that is driven on campus.  However, the hangtag may be moved from one vehicle to another vehicle if necessary.  If a hangtag is lost or stolen, the driver must purchase a new hangtag.  The fee for an additional hangtag is $10.00. 

 

3.     Types of Hangtags:  Two types of hangtags are issued by Safety and Security

           on all campuses: (1) a Faculty/Staff hangtag and (2) a Student hangtag.  If the

           driver is disabled or if the driver is driving for a disabled person, the vehicle

           may be parked in a space reserved for the disabled (blue curb) so long as the

           vehicle bears both the student hangtag and a decal for the disabled.  This decal

 may be obtained through the Office of the Revenue Commissioner, Etowah County Court House.  All student hangtags expire on August 31 of year indicated on the decal

 

4.      General Regulations:  When issued a hangtag, the person who was issued the hangtag will be held  responsible for any violation in which the vehicle bearing this hangtag is involved. in the event of mechanical failure of a vehicle, the owner/driver should inform the Information

         Office of the vehicle’s location; the owner/driver will be responsible for its

         removal as soon as available services will permit.  The Security Office may cancel

         the registration of any vehicle.

 

5.          Regulations of Moving Vehicles and Fees Assessed:  The following are

          violations of the College’s traffic regulations, with the fee assessed for each

          violation noted:

 

A.                Exceeding 15 mph on campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……..$25.00

B.                 Failing to stop at a STOP sign ….... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00

C.                 Failing to YIELD . . ………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00

D.                Going the WRONG WAY on a one-way street .... . . . . 10.00

E.                 Making an illegal U-turn …... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.00

F.                  Reckless driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……... . . . . . . . .100.00

6.          Parking Violations and Fees Assessed:  The following are violations of the

          parking and safety regulations, with the fee assessed for each violation noted:

                       

A.                No Hangtag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………...$10.00

B.                 Parking in inappropriate space:   

(1) White Curbs-Reserved for Faculty/Staff Only .  ..15.00
(2) Blue-Curbs-Handicapped Only with Permit . . . . …. 50.00  

(3) Yellow Curbs-No Parking any time . . . . . . . . . . …... .25.00       

                                    (4) Loading Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………... .10.00

                        C.        Backing into a parking space . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . ……. . . . .10.00

                        D.        Improper parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………. 10.00

                        E.         Improper display of hangtag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……. . 10.00

                        F.         Giving false information on application . . . . … . . . . . . 10.00

                        G.        Removal of vehicle boot immobilizer ….. . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00

                        H.        No Parking on grass ……... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.00 

                        I.          Parking in fire hydrant restricted area . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00

                        J.          Visitor only………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.00

                        K.        Allowing other students to use your decal . . . . . . . . . .10.00

                                   (Plus any fine they may incur)

NOTE:  All assessed fees listed on items 5 and 6 above will be doubled if they are

not paid within one week of the assessment.  Also see item 8 below.

 

   7.      Vehicle Boot Immobilizer:  Violation of these regulations may result in the                                                          

            vehicle being immobilized with an auto boot.  In case of vehicle immobilization,

            do not attempt to move the vehicle.  Contact campus security.

 

 8.     Additional Penalties:  After a person receives three (3) $10.00 citations, the fine

         per citation will increase on the fourth (4th) and succeeding citations to $25.00 per

         citation thereafter.

 

NOTE:  All assessed fees listed will be doubled if they are not paid within 7 calendar days.

 

   9.     Appeal Procedures:  Anyone desiring to appeal traffic and parking citations may   

           appeal to the Campus Security (256) 549-8200 within seven (7) days after receiving  

           the citation.  The decision of the Campus Security Department may be appealed in

           writing within five (5) days to a Traffic and Parking Committee appointed by the

           College President.  Then the decision of the Traffic and Parking Committee is

           final.

 

10.  Gadsden State Community College assumes no responsibility for damage to any     

           vehicle brought to campus.