Violations and Fines
Any violation of the following Traffic Rules can result in fines, college judicial action, or both. In addition to college fines and sanctions, violations of State law or local ordinance may be prosecuted separately. Fines for violations are based on the number of tickets a student has accrued and increases as the number of tickets received increases. If over ten tickets are accrued, the vehicle permit will be suspended.
1. Fire Lanes: Parking in any fire lane is prohibited by college rule and state law. Fire lanes are any area in the vicinity of a building that is not designated as a parking lot and violations of such prohibited areas carries a fine of $50 for the first nine violations and the $100 and vehicle suspension for ten or more violations. Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant and blocking access to any fire lane and/or access area are also violations of this section.
2. Handicapped Parking: Parking in any handicapped area without proper documentation is prohibited.
3. Restricted Parking: Parking in any area other than your assigned lot constitutes parking in a restricted area. This also includes faculty/staff areas.
4. Failure to Park Properly: Lots are marked with lines in order to accommodate the maximum number of vehicles. Parking over marked lines constitutes a violation of this section.
5. Lawn Areas: Violation of this section will not only result in appropriate fines; in addition, fees for any and all damage to the lawn area will be assessed.
6. Improper Storage and Parking of Motorcycles and Mopeds: It is against Fire Safety rules and regulations to store any motorized vehicle in a residence hall. All motorized vehicles are to be registered and parked in assigned areas.
1. Excessive Speed: On campus may result in charges of endangering behavior. In the Village of Gambier, may be enforced by local enforcement.
2. Speed Excessive for Conditions: When inclement weather or other conditions require reduced speed for safe operation, violations may be issued at the discretion of the Campus Safety Officer.
3. Failure to Drive on Roadways: All motor vehicles are to be operated only on designated roadways.
4. Reckless Operation: No person shall operate a vehicle on any street or roadway without due regard for the safety of persons or property.
5. Passengers Over the Legal Capacity: No vehicle shall be operated with more passengers (including driver) than available restraints in that vehicle. Motorcycles, mopeds, etc. shall carry no more than two passengers (including driver).
6. Riding Outside of a Motor Vehicle: All persons in a moving motor vehicle shall remain properly seated at all times. No person shall ride outside of the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle, e.g. in the hatch area, trunk or bed of a pickup truck, unless seated on the cargo deck of the truck, or properly restrained in commercially installed seats with restraints.
7. Evading Any Barricade: Barricades are installed for purposes of safety and are to be recognized as such. Evading, driving around, over or moving any barricade, gate or traffic control device unless specifically directed by a Campus Safety Officer or Law Enforcement Officer is strictly forbidden.
8. Regulatory Signs: All regulatory signs must be obeyed. All vehicles must come to a complete stop at all stop signs.
9. Driving Under the Influence: No person shall operate any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs of abuse. State Laws will also be enforced where applicable.
10. Open Container In or On a Vehicle: No open alcohol containers are permitted in or on any motor vehicle whether or not that vehicle is being operated.
11. Failure to Maintain Control: No vehicle shall be operated without a reasonable control.
12: Driving Without Proper and Current State and/or College Registration and Current and Valid Operators' Licenses: All vehicles must display current and valid registration(s). All operators of motor vehicles shall have valid and current operator's licenses, and shall present said license upon request of a Campus Safety Officer or the Law Enforcement Officer.
13: Improper Backing: All vehicles shall be backed with due regard for the safety of persons and property.
14: Attempting or Eluding Law Enforcement of Safety and Security Personnel: No person, while in or on a vehicle or on foot, shall attempt to elude any Campus Safety Officer or Law Enforcement Officer.
15: Littering from a Vehicle: No items may be thrown, dropped, tossed or otherwise discarded from any vehicle. Violation of this regulation may also incur applicable state and local fines.
1. Unregistered Vehicle: All student, faculty, staff and administrative personal vehicles are required to be registered within 24 hours of arriving in Gambier. The fine for failure to register a vehicle is $250.
2. Failure to Maintain Proper State Registration and Financial Responsibility: All vehicles must properly display a current state vehicle registration, and owner must maintain proper insurance coverage.
3. Failure to Display Kenyon Parking Decal: All registered vehicles must properly display (lower right side bumper or lower right rear windshield facing out) a Kenyon College parking decal.
1. Appeal forms may be obtained at the Office of Campus Safety at 101 Scott Lane.
2. All appeals for traffic and/or parking tickets must be in writing and delivered to the Office of Campus Safety within 5 days of the issue date of the ticket and must be accompanied by the hard copy portion of the ticket.
3. All traffic citation appeals will be adjudicated by the College Traffic Citation Appeals Board, and all decisions are final. All traffic citation appeals are handled strictly by this board. There is no other recourse. The traffic citation appeals board consists of two students and one faculty member.
4. Responses to appeals will be sent by e-mail.
Fines and Billing: The violation fine for the first ten tickets for fire lanes and/or parking in a handicapped space is $50 per violation. If over ten tickets are accrued, fines will be assessed at $100 per violation and the motor vehicle permit will be suspended.
Any other violations, besides fire lane, handicapped and unregistered, will be fined based upon the number of violations the individual has accrued. For the first two, the fine will be $15 per violation; for the third and fourth, the fine will be $25 per violation; for the fifth through the ninth, the fine will be $50; and ten and above will be $100.
Once the tenth violation is issued the motor vehicle may be subject to having a parking boot placed upon it by Safety Officers. Once the tenth violation is issued the motor vehicle permit will be suspended, and may be subject to towing and impounding of the vehicleThe fine for an unregistered vehicle violation is $250 regardless of the number of violations accrued. In the case of repeat unregistered violations the Safety office reserves the right to place a parking boot upon the motor vehicle until proper registration is completed.
Upon the issuance of the tenth violation the motor vehicle will be suspended and must be removed from campus for the remainder of the academic year. Permission to register a vehicle for the following academic school year may be denied if a vehicle had been suspended during the previous academic year.