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OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

DIVISION 72

TRAFFIC CONTROL

578-072-0010

Responsibility in Traffic Control

(1) Oregon Revised Statute ORS 352.360 authorizes the State Board of Higher Education to "enact such regulations as it shall deem convenient or necessary to provide for the policing, control, and regulation of traffic and parking of vehicles on the property of any institution under the jurisdiction of the Board. Such regulations may provide for the registration of vehicles, the designation of parking areas, and the assessment and collection of reasonable fees and charges for parking."

(2) Strict enforcement for these regulations is necessary to minimize congestion and maintain safety of campus roads and in parking areas. The administration of these regulations lies within the Campus Traffic Commission working in coordination with Campus Safety.

(3) The regulations listed hereinafter, which provide for the policing, control, and regulating of traffic and parking of vehicles on campus, are enforceable whenever a vehicle is on campus. Parking or operation of a vehicle on campus is conclusive evidence of willingness to abide by these regulations.

(4) Administrative and disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon students, faculty, and staff for violation of the regulations. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, a reasonable monetary penalty which may be deducted from student general deposits, and faculty, staff or student salaries or other funds in the possession of the Institute as provided in ORS 352.360(2).

(5) For any emergency or special event, parking and traffic regulations may be waived by the Traffic Commission, Campus Safety Director, or Vice President for Finance and Administration.

(6) Oregon Institute of Technology assumes no responsibility or liability for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while it is parked on University property. OIT also assumes no responsibility or liability for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents during its removal or subsequent storage as a result of violations of these regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-7-00; OIT 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-02; OIT 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-08

578-072-0020

Vehicle Registration

(1) A vehicle is any motor conveyance requiring a state or city license to operate on public highways.

(2) After the first day of classes, vehicles must be registered when brought on the campus the first time. Permits are issued at the Cashier's Office or online via Web for Student.

(3) Vehicles must have either a general area or Residence Hall permit. Double registration of any vehicle is not permitted.

(4) Registration may be rescinded and removal of the permit required:

(a) For failure to comply with traffic regulations or to rulings of the Traffic Commission or Traffic Appeals Board;

(b) For failure to pay fines as prescribed in OAR 578-072-0070 or as assessed by the Traffic Commission;

(c) When the permit is used on an unregistered vehicle or by an unauthorized person;

(d) When registration is found to be false or inaccurate;

(e) When enrollment is terminated;

(f) When the time specified on the permit has expired.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 1-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-07; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0030

Parking Permit and Fees

(1) Faculty and Staff permits for Klamath Falls campus will be issued for a fee of $150.00 per year or $75.00 per term. Vehicles with these permits must park in the parking areas.

(2) Student permits for Klamath Falls campus will be issued for a fee of $95.00 per year or $47.50 per term. Vehicles with these permits must park in the parking areas.

(3) Faculty and Staff permits for Wilsonville Campus will be issued for a fee of $35.00 per year.

(4) Bicycles must be licensed by the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located. A parking permit is not required.

(5) Special permits may be issued at the Cashier's office under the following circumstances:

(a) Application for a Disabled Parking permit must be submitted to the Student Health Service. After approval by Student Health Service, a Disabled Parking permit will be issued.

(b) Persons displaying either permanent or temporary disabled permits are authorized open parking on the campus in addition to parking in the areas designated as disabled parking.

(c) Temporary permits are issued at no charge by Campus Safety, if required. Vehicles displaying temporary permits must park in the area designated by that permit. Students, faculty, and staff members are able to obtain up to 3 days per term of temporary parking permits. Temporary permits are official documents and may not be modified or altered in any way.

(d) Visitor permits are issued at no charge and must be displayed as indicated on the permit. A visitor is any person who is an Oregon Tech guest but is not officially affiliated with Oregon Tech.

(e) Special guest permits: Guest permits will be issued by Campus Safety.

(6) Service Vendor permits are issued by Facilities or Campus Safety for contractors, media personnel, and vendors performing work on campus.

(7) Up to three vehicles registered on a single hanging permit-additional charge $10.00.

(8) Replacement Permits: A replacement permit may be purchased for a substitute vehicle when the original vehicle is sold, damaged beyond repair, or when the permit is lost or damaged. In the event a permit is stolen, a stolen permit report must be filed with Campus Safety before a replacement permit may be issued. A replacement permit may be obtained for a fee of $10.00 upon submission to the cashier of permit number evidence from the original permit.

(9) Possession of a lost or stolen permit may be grounds for criminal charges, and/or University disciplinary action, including revocation of parking privileges.

(10) Parking permits are issued by the academic year or for a term. Refunds will be made only if a parking permit is removed from the vehicle and returned to the Cashier within ten (10) days of the purchase date. No other refunds will be given.

(11) Parking permits are considered University records, and as such, may not be falsified, misused, forged, modified or altered in any way. Vehicles bearing forged or altered permits are subject to a fine, criminal proceeding, and/or discipline by the University.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & ef. 6-6-77; OIT 1-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; OIT 1-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; OIT 6-1980, f. & ef. 6-9-80; OIT 3-1985, f. 8-5-85, ef. 9-1-85; OIT 1-1988(Temp), f. 6-20-88, cert. ef. 7-1-88; OIT 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-91; OIT 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-92; OIT 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-93; OIT 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-94; OIT 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-11-96; OIT 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-97; OIT 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-12-98; OIT 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-99; OIT 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-7-00; OIT 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-01; OIT 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-02; OIT 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-05; OIT 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-2-06; OIT 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-07; OIT 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-08; OIT 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-11; OIT 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-11; OIT 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-16-11; OIT 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-11-12; OIT 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-12; OIT 1-2013, f. 6-12-13, cert. ef. 9-16-13; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0040

Driving on Campus

(1) Any operator of a motor vehicle or bicycle, while driving on campus, must comply with the traffic laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon and the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located, and with the regulations governing motor vehicles and bicycles on campus.

(2) Maximum speeds for operating vehicles on campus are posted.

(3) Vehicles leaving service roads and parking aisles must yield to vehicles operated on access roads; and these vehicles must in turn yield to main roads; and vehicles operated on any road must yield to pedestrian traffic.

(4) Driving any vehicle on sidewalks, lawns, landscape areas, or any area not designated or designed for driving is prohibited.

(5) Cases involving destruction of state property resulting from the use of a motor vehicle or bicycle shall be automatically referred to the Business Office for collection of damages, in addition to the customary fine.

(6) Visitors must abide by all posted regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0050

Parking on Campus

(1) Any operator of a motor vehicle or bicycle, while parking on campus, must comply with the traffic laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon, the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located, and the regulations governing motor vehicles and bicycles on campus. A "parked vehicle" refers to any vehicle which is stopped with or without a driver in attendance.

(2) Areas designated for parking are indicated on the campus traffic map.

(3) Zones designated as special service are restricted to loading/unloading and for maintenance services.

(4) Vehicles shall be parked on campus only in areas designated for parking. Parking of vehicles on any road, driveway, fire lane, entranceway to building, pedestrian lane, and landscaped area is prohibited. Encroachment upon adjacent spaces and parking aisles is prohibited, i.e., all vehicles must be parked between parking space markers.

(5) Parking with the front wheels adjacent to the curb (head in only) is required where angle or right-angle parking spaces are provided. Parallel parking is required where paralleled spaces are provided and is permissible in service zones for purposes of loading and unloading.

(6) When need has been established, a reserved parking space may be authorized by the Traffic Commission within a parking area; no other vehicle may be parked in this space.

(7) Bicycles must be parked in a bike rack. Parking of a bicycle in any building is prohibited.

(8) Open parking is permissible in designated faculty, staff, student, and visitor lots between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., weekends and school holidays except for parking in reserved spaces, service areas, fire lanes, and limited parking zones.

(9) Repair of vehicles in any parking area or zone is prohibited.

(10) Visitors may park in any area designated for parking after obtaining a visitor parking pass.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & ef. 6-6-77; OIT 1-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; OIT 1-1979, f. & ef. 6-8-79; OIT 6-1980, f. & ef. 6-9-80; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-07; OIT 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-08; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0055

Roller Skates and Skateboards

(1) OIT students, faculty, staff and their guests may use skates on campus. "Skates" meaning in-line skates or roller blades. Non-campus persons may be asked to leave the campus for skating. Proof of Oregon Tech identification may be required of skaters.

(2) OIT students, faculty, staff and their guests may skate only between the hours of 3:00 pm and 7:00 am on weekdays and any time on weekends. Skating may be prohibited during any posted scheduled event on campus at any time.

(3) Skaters must abide by all traffic regulations and yield to pedestrians.

(4) Use of "skateboards" on the OIT campus is prohibited.

(5) The use of skates is prohibited inside buildings, structures, patios or facilities.

(6) Because of the extreme safety hazard, skaters may not skate on any stairs on campus. Jumping against buildings or on fixtures is prohibited.

(7) Skaters must wear approved safety equipment including a helmet, kneepads and wrist guards.

(8) Campus Safety, building managers, vice presidents, directors, department chairs and faculty are authorized to enforce these rules.

(9) Oregon Institute of Technology assumes no liability for injuries to any skater while skating on campus.

(10) Any person violating these rules is subject up to a $20.00 fine and/or OIT disciplinary action. He or she will also be asked to remove their skates and leave the premises.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OIT 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-11-96; OIT 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-02

578-072-0060

Application of Motor Vehicle Laws of the State of Oregon

All motor vehicle laws of the State of Oregon and the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located, together with amendments hereafter adopted, are applicable to the campus of Oregon Institute of Technology to the same extent as if said campus and its roads were public highways, and all provisions of said motor vehicle laws are invoked and enforceable except insofar as they are incompatible or inconsistent with these regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & ef. 6-6-77; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0070

Penalties for Offenses

(1) Vehicle not registered — $25.

(2) Permit not properly displayed — $25.

(3) Falsification of information -—$140.

(4) Parking offenses — $25-$35.

(5) Driving a motor vehicle or bicycle in non-designated areas — $30 plus the cost of all repairs.

(6) Bicycles parked in illegal areas — $20.

(7) Parking in designated disabled space — $195/$455 (by authority of ORS 811.625(5)).

(8) Using a hanging permit in an unregistered vehicle — $60.

(9) Moving violations, including such offenses as reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, driving the wrong way, running stop signs, excessive noise, and other offenses not otherwise specified herein, are a violation of the State of Oregon motor vehicle laws and punishable upon conviction, in accordance with Oregon State law, or may be referred to the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located for arrest and/or prosecution. Campus violators will be fined $35. Violations referred to a municipal jurisdiction revert to city bails and fines.

(10) Habitual offenders are fined $60 in addition to the regular fine for the offense for which they are found guilty. Habitual offenders are individuals who have been found guilty of three or more offenses in an academic year. The $60 fine, in addition to the offense fine is imposed for the third conviction and each conviction thereafter during an academic year.

(11) FAILURE TO ANSWER A CITATION AS DIRECTED OR RESPOND TO A LETTER from the Traffic Appeals Board within the time specified thereon may be punishable by a fine of $15. An additional $15 fine is levied for failure to respond to a second letter within the time specified.

(12) Excessive citations may result in revocation of a parking permit by the Traffic Commission. A student violator may be referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs. A faculty or staff member may be referred to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

(13) Payment of fines will be required prior to appeal of citation before the Traffic Appeals Board.

(14) Any student who fails to pay the Cashier's Office for a traffic citation, after written notice, will have the fine added to their account balance, or deducted from their payroll check.

(15) Any faculty or staff member who fails to pay the Cashier's Office for a traffic citation, after written notice, may have the fine deducted from their payroll check.

(16) A vehicle may be towed off campus and impounded and the owner subjected to towing and storage fees in addition to penalties, under the following circumstances.

(a) Any vehicle causing imminent danger to people or college property;

(b) A vehicle having a parking permit and receiving five (5) or more citations within the school year;

(c) A vehicle not having a parking permit and receiving three (3) citations within the school year;

(d) A vehicle left parked or standing in an area not normally used for vehicular traffic including parking on sidewalks or grass;

(e) Vehicles considered abandoned for at least seven (7) days.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & ef. 6-6-77; OIT 1-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; OIT 3-1985, f. 8-5-85, ef. 9-1-85; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-94; OIT 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-97; OIT 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-02; OIT 6-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-07; OIT 5-2008, f. & cert. 6-10-08; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0080

Enforcement of Penalties

Tickets will be issued after the first day of classes. A student, faculty, or staff member who is cited for violation of a traffic regulation shall, within the time provided on the citation:

(1) Pay the amount prescribed on the citation.

(2) Request a hearing in person or in writing before the Traffic Appeals Board and pay the amount prescribed on the citation. The Traffic Appeals Board shall review the matter and its decision will be final. Appeal to the Traffic Appeals Board waives the right to appear before the District Court or Municipal Court of the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located. Failure to appear before the Traffic Appeals Board on the hearing date, unless prior arrangements have been made, shall subject the person to payment of the fine as shown on the citation.

(3) Any person refusing to appear before the Traffic Appeals Board or failing to pay their fine may be cited into Municipal or District Court of the municipal jurisdiction where the campus is located under the Oregon Vehicle Code. Oregon Institute of Technology will transfer the charges through the City Attorney.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & ef. 6-6-77; OIT 1-1978, f. & ef. 6-5-78; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 1-2014, f. 6-18-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14

578-072-0090

Authority of Traffic Commission

The Traffic Commission or Traffic Appeals Board shall have the full authority to:

(1) Dismiss the violation.

(2) Find the individual not guilty of the charges on the traffic citation.

(3) Find the individual guilty of the violation and impose the appropriate fine.

(4) Enter a finding of guilty and, without imposing any fine, issue a reprimand or warning, or impose a fine and suspend its payment during a probationary period.

(5) Recommend to OIT administration a restriction or suspension of driving or parking privileges, or other disciplinary actions. Such actions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & cert. ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & cert. ef. 6-6-77; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91

578-072-0091

Authority of Campus Police Officers

All notices of violations of any of the regulations herein will be signed by campus safety. Enforcement of OIT Parking regulations is the responsibility of the OIT Campus Safety Department. OIT Campus Safety Officers are granted limited powers by the STATE Board of Higher Education to enforce OIT parking and traffic regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.385
Hist.: OIT 2, f. & ef. 9-7-76; OIT 10, f. & ef. 6-6-77; OIT 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; OIT 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-02; OIT 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-07

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