Vehicle Registration, Traffic, Parking Regulations & Procedures

Resolved that the amendments to the Regulations for Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic and Parking adopted by the Council at the State University of New York at Oswego, Part 583 of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York be, and hereby are, approved in accordance with resolution 72-186 adopted August 17, 1972, as last amended by Resolution 81-194 adopted September 23, 1981 (Part 560 of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York).


PART 583


Section 583.1 Mission Statement of Purpose

This Part is intended to safeguard the general welfare of the college community members and guests and to promote order and ease of movement on the campus by supplementing the New York Motor Vehicle and Traffic Law, which is in full force and effect on the campus.


Section 583.2 Application of Part and Jurisdiction


   a. This Part shall govern the operation and parking of vehicles by students, faculty and other staff, licensees, invitees, and all other persons, whether or not presence is authorized, upon the campus of the State University of New York at Oswego, and also upon or with respect to any other premises or property under the control of said College. Any violation of any section of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any applicable order of the Department of Transportation shall be punishable as provided by such law. Such laws may be enforced in any courts having jurisdiction. A complaint regarding any violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any county or municipal traffic ordinance law, order, rule or regulation applicable on the campus shall be processed in accordance with applicable law.
 
   b. While supplementing the jurisdictional application of this part to parking lots on the subject premises, the laws regulating use of vehicles promulgated by the State of New York shall apply exclusively on campus roadways.

Section 583.3 Definitions


   a."College Community Member"--every person who is officially affiliated with the State University of New York at Oswego, in a full-time or part-time capacity, as student and/or faculty or staff member and every employee, board member or officer of any organization over which the State University of New York at Oswego has direct or indirect control.
 
   b."Student"--any person registered as a student at the State University of New York at Oswego for the purpose of attending classes. This definition includes persons registered as undergraduate, graduate, extension, non-matriculated and special students. Full time students are those registered for 12 or more credit hours. Part time students are those registered for 11 hours or less.
 
   c."Subject Premises"--the campus of the State University of New York at Oswego and any other premises or property under such college's control.
 
   d."Vehicle"--every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power.

Section 583.4 Vehicular Regulations and Procedures


   a.Registration of Vehicles

     1. Every employee, student and visitor shall register each vehicle which he or she may operate or park on the subject premises. Vehicle must be legally owned by registrant or family member.

        Registrants must display their state vehicle registration card to the staff at the parking division prior to registering the vehicle. This is to affirm ownership, validity and campus affiliation.

          i.Each vehicle to be operated or parked on said premises by a member of the college community shall display current, legible college vehicle identification stickers permanently affixed on the INTERIOR of the vehicle's lower right  (passenger side) front windshield in a manner that will make them visible and legible from the front of the vehicle (not upside down). Parking stickers are not transferrable. Taping or clipping such stickers is not considered as being permanently affixed. Motorcycles and motor scooters shall display sticker on front forks next to inspection sticker.
         ii.Registration stickers shall be obtained by filing a vehicle registration application for each vehicle with  payment of a registration fee as approved by the chancellor or his designee for each application which fee shall be subject to the provisions of any collective bargaining agreement covering State employees. Such application may be filed and such fee may be paid at the office of the University Police Department, or such other place as may be designated, on or before the fifth day after college community membership status is acquired. Such registration(s) shall be effective for the academic year in which issued. Registration(s) shall be renewable annually during the month of August by reapplication and payment as provided therein.
        iii.All changes in the State license or registration of a motor vehicle registered as provided herein shall be reported immediately to the University Police Department and registration(s) shall be revised upon payment of a fee as approved by the chancellor or his designee.
 
      2. Licensees and invitees (including all other persons whose presence on the subject premises is authorized). Every such person shall register each vehicle which he or she may park on the subject premises by obtaining a visitors' parking permit from the University Police Department. Such permit shall be obtained prior to parking on the subject premises, and shall be effective for a period designated in writing by the issuing officer on said permit.
 
      3. Handicapped parking is reserved throughout the campus in numbered lots. We honor state handicapped hang tags which must be displayed.
           University Police will criminally prosecute any person(s) who forge parking permits or provide false information on registration cards or business records.

   b.Vehicular Parking
      1.General Prohibitions. No motor vehicle shall be parked in or on any of the following areas: (Vehicles parked in these areas are subject to tow at the owner's expense.)
           i.Campus roadways;
          ii.Fire lanes, within 20 feet of any fire hydrant, any outside standpipe, or any emergency zone so as to interfere with the use of the foregoing;
         iii.Service areas or loading docks
          iv.Sidewalks and pedestrian walkways;
           v.Any area in which the parking of any motor vehicle may impede ingress to or egress from any building by any pedestrian or authorized vehicle;
          vi.Crosswalks;
         vii.Any area in which parking may be restricted by the college as provided herein;
        viii.Employee or commuter lots, or 45-minute areas, between 12 midnight and 6:00 a.m., and
          ix.On subject premises outside the boundary of parking lots.
 
      2.Parking in lots
           i.Every vehicle parked in a parking lot shall be so parked as to be located within the confines of the parking space as may be designated by stripes painted on the lot surface.
          ii.Authorized parking
             a.Vehicles for which an effective visitor's parking permit has been issued shall be parked only in a lot for which special authorization has been granted in writing on the visitors' parking permit.
             b.Any vehicle for which a campus community member has obtained registration shall be parked in the appropriate lot according to such member's status at the college and as may be specified on such member's registration  sticker. Students may park in employee lots from 3:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight weekdays and from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight on weekends.  Resident parking is designated only for resident students on a 24 hour basis.
             c.No college community member shall park in any area posted as reserved without first having been issued a reserved area parking sticker or other authorization from the University Police Department.
             d.The parking lots are designated on parking map and legend. Excepting however, that the college reserves the right to restrict or otherwise control the use of authorized spaces in all parking areas.
         iii. 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 State University of New York at Oswego.
 
      3.The parking of any vehicle in any way other than as specified herein or the parking of any vehicle for which a college registration or visitors' parking permit has not been issued shall constitute a violation of this Part by the person in whose name said college registration or permit has been issued, except that vehicles owned by the State of New York or the Auxiliary Services Association of this college need not be registered by the college.
 
   c. Vehicular Operation. No vehicle shall be operated:
      1.at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour, or where otherwise posted at a speed in excess of such posted speed limit; and/or
      2.in a reckless or careless manner or at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, and/or
      3.with disregard to any traffic sign, signal, and/or pavement markings; and/or
      4.on any sidewalk, pedestrian walkway or lawn.


Section 583.5 Miscellaneous Regulatory Provisions and Rules


   a.No person shall:
     1.operate a motor powered snow sled or snowmobile on the subject premises without prior approval of the chief administrative officer or his/her duly authorized designee;
     2.provide any false or misleading information, whether by act or omission, when applying for any registration or permit pursuant to this Part or when otherwise required or requested by a college official to provide information concerning the operation or parking of a vehicle on the subject premise or grounds;
     3.abandon a vehicle on the subject premises or grounds;
     4.operate or park a vehicle on the subject premises or grounds if the registration or permit for any vehicle under such person's control, by reason of ownership or otherwise, has been revoked or a registration application or permit request made by such person has been denied.
   b.All vehicular accidents occurring on the subject premises or grounds shall immediately be reported to the University Police Department by the involved person(s).
   c.Every registrant or permittee in whose name a vehicular registration or permit has been issued as provided herein, shall be primarily responsible for the operation and/or parking of the vehicle on the premises or grounds by any person using or operating the vehicle with the permission, express or implied, of such registrant or permittee.
   d.Regulations related to snow removal:
     1.Resident students must move their vehicles from resident lots for snow removal following posting of this requirement in residence halls. Posting will be completed no less than six hours prior to commencement of snow removal operations.  Vehicles not removed may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
   e.1.Vehicles left on the subject premises through Thanksgiving recess, winter recess and spring recess must be parked in lots designated by University Police Department for that purpose.
     2.No vehicles are to be left on the subject premise through the summer recess (from date of spring graduation until the beginning of the next fall semester).

Section 583.6 Lack of Space and/or Intent: No Defense

The lack of space in which to park a vehicle in compliance with this Part and/or the lack of intent to commit a violation of any section hereof shall be no defense in any action concerning any such alleged violation.


Section 583.7 Adjudicatory Procedures

Violation of this Part shall be determined in accord with the following procedure:
   a.A complaint regarding any violation of this Part shall be in writing reciting the time and place of the violation and the title, number or substance of the applicable regulation.
     1.The citation shall be subscribed by the officer witnessing the violation and shall be served upon the alleged violator or attached to the vehicle involved.
     2.The citation shall indicate the amount of the time assessable for the violation, and shall state that if the person charged does not request a hearing on the violation prescribed herein, the fine shall be paid at the University Police Department within five calendar days after the service of the citation.
     3.The citation shall recite that if the fine has not been paid, a hearing may be requested within 48 hours after service of the charges by such alleged violator's appearing in person or responding by mail at the University Police Department or such other place as may be designated on the citation.
     4.Appeals for citations may be made on-line within two business days of receipt of the ticket by going to the Parking Appeals page.
     5.The citation shall recite that if the alleged violator fails to appear at the time and place fixed for the hearing or should no hearing be requested as provided herein, an appropriate penalty shall be imposed upon the violation alleged.
   b.A hearing officer or board, the membership of which shall not exceed three persons, shall hear complaints for violation(s) of these Parts. Such hearing officer or board shall not be bound by the rules of evidence but may hear or receive any testimony or evidence which is, in the discretion officer or board, directly relevant and material to the issues presented.
   c.At the conclusion of the hearing or not later than five business days thereafter, such hearing officer or board shall file a report in its official records and shall transmit a notice of decision to the alleged violator. Such report for the official records of the hearing officer or board shall include:
     1.the name and address of the alleged violator; and
     2.the time and place where the complaint was issued; and
     3.the regulation(s) violated; and
     4.a concise statement of the facts established on the hearing based upon the testimony or other evidence presented, and
     5.the time and place of the hearing, and
     6.the names of all witnesses; and
     7.each adjournment, if any, stating upon whose application and to what time and place it was made, and
     8.the decision (guilty or not guilty) of the hearing officer or board.

Section 583.8 Penalties and Remedies
   a.Fines.
     1.A violation of any procedure, rule or regulation contained in sections 5B3.4 and 5B3.5 of this Part shall be punishable by a fine of $20, payable in cash, check, or credit card, to the State University at Oswego within two   business days from the date of the hearing officer's opinion if a hearing is requested. Otherwise, within five calendar days of the citation issuance.
     2.The prosecution and collection of fines involving all other persons shall be in accordance with applicable law.
   b.Revocation of Vehicular Registration. Upon a finding that 10 or more violations of this Part for which fines are paid or unpaid, have been incurred during one vehicular registration period (commencing in the month of August, or such time thereafter when vehicular registration or renewal was effected, and extending to the first day of August of the following calendar year), such vehicular registration(s) as may be issued in the name of such offending registrant may be revoked for the duration of the effective registration period; and such person may be barred from applying for any      vehicular registration or renewal during said period of revocation.
   c.Removal of Vehicles. In addition to the penalties prescribed herein, the college may remove or have removed by towing or otherwise, at the expense of removed vehicle's owner or registrant, any vehicle which is parked in violation of these regulations.
 
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SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
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