Motor Vehicle Regulations

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(As amended August 1, 2013)

Policies of the Board, C.5 authorizes the chancellors to develop regulations for the university dealing with the registration and use of motor vehicle and bicycles on university property, such regulations to be approved by the president, and sets forth certain requirements for the regulations.

DIVISION I--TITLE, AUTHORITY, PURPOSE, AND ENFORCEMENT

Section 1-101-Title

These regulations shall be known as the Motor Vehicle, Bicycle, In-Line Skates, Roller Skates, and Skateboard Regulations for SIU Carbondale.

Section 1-102--Authority

The regulations are established under the authority and duty of the Board of Trustees granted by the legislature of the State of Illinois to establish and make regulations for the government and the management of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. These regulations have been approved by the Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the President pursuant to Chapter 6, Policies of the Board of Trustees, Section C-5.

Section 1-103--Purpose

A. The regulations, sanctions for violation, and parking revenue charges, are for the purpose of providing and maintaining a safe and uncongested means for the movement and parking of vehicular traffic on the campus of SIU. This policy includes, but is not limited to, discouraging the use of parking spaces for which there is a great demand for the purpose of all-day parking or automobile storage, making such space available to those whose needs are greatest for the view of advancing the academic, service, and administrative functions of the University.

  B. In developing these regulations, the Board recognizes that there are insufficient parking spaces and facilities for all persons desiring to park on the campus. It is therefore necessary to establish equitable regulations controlling the parking, and to provide a means for individuals with parking needs on the campus to receive priority.

Section 1-104--Effective Date

These regulations are effective for Southern Illinois University from and after August 1, 2013.

Section 1-105--Enforcement

It shall be the duty and responsibility of all police officers, uniformed Saluki Patrol persons, and parking enforcement agents employed at SIU, to enforce these regulations.

DIVISION II--COVERAGE, DEFINITIONS AND DIVISIBILITY

Section 2-101--Coverage, General

A. These regulations shall apply to all Vehicles, Bicycles, In-Line Skates, Roller Skates, and Skateboards, and users thereof, coming on, or parking on, the campus of SIU, unless otherwise provided in these regulations. Any person who operates or parks a vehicle or bicycle or owns a vehicle or bicycle which is operated or parked on University property accepts the obligations or parking revenue charges imposed by these regulations.

  B. The provisions of these regulations shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned or operated by the United States, the State or any County, City, Town, District, public corporation, or any other political subdivision of this or any other State, except as otherwise provided in this section.

  C. Faculty, staff and students will be considered the operator and owner and will be responsible for citations issued to a motor vehicle having state registration in the name of any family member or domestic partner (as defined by University policy) unless acceptable evidence to the contrary is presented within five business days of the citation notice.

  D. Faculty, staff and students are not considered visitors and are responsible for knowing the regulations governing the operation of vehicles at SIU and will be responsible for any violation thereof.

  E. The University assoumes no responsibility for loss of contents or damage to wehicles while parked on the campus of Southern Illinois University.

Section 2-102--Definitions

The words and the phrases used in these regulations shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/1-101 et. seq., except where the context otherwise requires.

Section 2-103--Divisibility

Should any division, section, or subsection of these regulations be declared unconstitutional or void by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these regulations shall remain in effect. Under such circumstances, the Chancellor or their duly delegated representative shall have the authority to establish a new division, section, or subsection for that which has been declared void or unconstitutional, without resubmission to the President, in order to give full force and effect to the intent and purpose of these regulations. New divisions, sections, or subsections, shall be submitted to the President for ratification as soon thereafter as possible.

Section 2-104--The Illinois Vehicle Code

All laws of the State of Illinois concerning vehicles and their operation, including but not limited to the Illinois Vehicle Code are hereby incorporated in these regulations as if reproduced herein in full. Pursuant thereto, the posting of signs regulating traffic and parking by the Department of Public Safety shall be deemed to have been duly done by local authority as there defined.

Section 2-105--Speed Limit

The speed limit on campus roads or drives shall be 20 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.

Section 2-106--Obedience to Traffic Signs

Every person shall obey the instruction of any traffic controlled device, sign or notice, unless otherwise directed by a traffic control officer.

Section 2-107--Emergency Snow Routes

Parking is prohibited on Emergency Snow Routes during a snow emergency. A snow emergency is automatically declared when an accumulation of snow or ice exceeds two inches. When this occurs, parking on any portion of an Emergency Snow Route street is prohibited and vehicles will be towed to allow snow plows access to safely clear the streets.

Vehicle owners must move their vehicles to the nearest available parking lot for which they are authorized to park.

As the streets designated as Emergency Snow Routes become substantially clear of snow, sleet, and ice, the "no parking" snow emergency is terminated and parking is again allowed on the street.

When a snow emergency is declared, the snow routes are: Lincoln Drive from South Normal Avenue to Poplar Street, South Normal Avenue from Lincoln Drive to West Grand Avenue, and on Douglas Drive around Greek Row.

DIVISION III--MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Section 3-101--General

It is a violation of these Regulations for any student, or employee to park any vehicle, or for any vehicle in the possession of a student, or employee to be parked by any person, on property controlled by the University, before such a vehicle has been registered with the Parking Division for the current academic year.

Section 3-102--Eligibility, General

  A. An eligible person must present a valid operator's license, a valid vehicle registration card or notarized license applied for receipt and a University identification card. Dealer license plates are not acceptable for University Motor Vehicle Registration without permission by the University official in charge of coordinating activities for Parking and Traffic.

  B. No person shall register a vehicle, or receive a parking decal for a vehicle unless he or she signs a Motor Vehicle Registration Form provided by the Parking Division.

Section 3-103--Vehicle Eligibility for Registration

Any eligible student, faculty member, employee, or staff member may register only his/her vehicle or vehicle of a member of his/her immediate family. Immediate family or domestic partner (as defined by University policy) includes any relative residing at the individual's permanent residence.  

Section 3-104--Student Eligibility for Registration

  Graduate students and the following categories of undergraduate students may request permission to park, motor vehicles on the campus during posted hours:

1. Freshman and sophomores under the age of 21 and living on campus are eligible to apply for a limited number of green overnight decals by requesting application via the Lottery Wait List. Freshman and sophomore students under the age of 21 and residing off campus, may apply for commuter parking privileges.

2. Juniors and seniors (56 or more semester hours of credit) with a grade slip or a verification slip from the Office of Admissions and Records for transfer students. 

3. Veterans with 2 years or more of active military service with a copy of DD Form214.

4. Students 21 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license.

5. Married students with a copy of the marriage certificate.

6. Students residing in the home of parents or guardians with a parent/guardian form on file with the Housing Office are eligible for red commuter parking privileges.

7. A student who requires a motor vehicle for reasons of health or physical condition as certified in writing by Student Health Services.

8. A student not covered by 1 through 6 above (including Center for English as a Second Language students) whose reason for requiring a motor vehicle on campus is judged valid by the University Official in charge of coordinating activities for Parking and Traffic. However, no student will be granted an exception to the Motor Vehicle Policy solely on the basis of the remoteness of personal residence from campus.

DIVISION IV—PARKING DECALS

Section 4-101--Issuance of Decals

All decals shall be issued by the Parking Division, except as otherwise provided herein.

Section 4-102--Persons Affiliated with the University

A. Unless otherwise provided herein, no person affiliated with SIU, SIUE and SOM shall park vehicles nor shall a vehicle which (s)he owns be parked on University property without display of a current decal issued for that vehicle.

B. Faculty, staff and students will be considered the operator and owner and will be responsible for citations issued to a motor vehicle having state registration in the name of any family member unless acceptable evidence to the contrary is presented within five business days of the citation notice. 

C. SIUE and SOM decals are valid on the SIU campus. 

D. This shall include faculty, staff and students during any period throughout the year unless termination papers have been processed or the person has officially withdrawn from the University.

Section 4-103--Guarantee

Because of the limited number of parking spaces, receipt of a decal does not guarantee the holder a parking space in a parking lot in a particular location.

Section 4-104-Types of Decals and Eligibility

The Parking Division shall establish and issue decals according to the following:

1. Blue decals will be available for full-time faculty (including adjunct faculty) and staff and part-time faculty and staff not enrolled as students. Those students and part-time employees whose health or physical condition or other extenuating circumstances require the privileges thereof will be eligible for blue parking privileges.

2. A gold 20 year decal will be awarded to employees with 20 years of University service. This decal will carry the same privileges as a blue parking decal.

3. Red commuter decals will be available to eligible students and to part-time faculty and staff.

4. Green overnight East or West decals are required for overnight parking on the SIU campus. A limited number of green overnight decals will be available for Freshman and/or Sophmore students living on-campus who are under the age 21. Said students must specifically request such decal and shall be placed on a Lottery Wait List.

5. A yellow decal will be available to eligible students and to faculty and staff. It will serve as proper evidence of registration of a vehicle.

6. Temporary permits may be issued by the Parking Division during normal business hours or the Department of Public Safety Dispatch Office at other times, to be used on a temporary vehicle. A temporary vehicle is defined as a vehicle used for a limited period of time and which is not eligible to be registered.

7. Permits will be issued to residents of Evergreen Terrace and Southern Hills for assigned parking within the Evergreen Terrace and Southern Hills complexes. Permits shall be limited to one (1) assigned parking space per apartment. Assignment will be made by the University Housing Office upon proof of purchase of a University parking decal.

Section 4-105--Undischarged Obligations

No parking decal shall be issued to any person who owes a debt, fine, charge or fee to the University.

Section 4-106--Multi-decals and Car Pools

A. Decals for additional family or domestic partner (as defined by University policy) vehicles may be issued for $11.00 per vehicle when no other member of the same household is a student or employee of the University. Faculty and staff who are eligible for a blue decal may purchase additional blue decals for their use after other eligible affiliated family member(s) or domestic partners (as defined by University policy) in the household have registered a vehicle with the appropriate decal.

  B. When more than one member of the same household is associated with the University and each has purchased a blue decal at full price, additional blue decals may be purchased for $11.00 per vehicle.

  C. When more than one member of the same household is associated with the University and each has purchased a red decal at full price, additional red decals may be purchased for $11.00 per vehicle.

  D. When more than one member of the same household is associated with the University and each has purchased a decal of a different color at full price, additional decals for $11.00 will be issued for the decal of lesser value purchased.

  E. Eligible students living on campus in non-family housing may register one four-wheeled vehicle in addition to one motorcycle.

  F. Eligible students living off campus may register one four-wheeled vehicle in addition to one motorcycle or may register additional vehicles upon approval of the University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic.

  G. Family Housing residents may register three motor vehicles, not to exceed two four-wheeled vehicles. The second four-wheeled vehicle must be parked in designated family housing areas. A motorcycle, moped or motor scooter must be parked in designated motorcycle parking areas. All vehicles must have the appropriate Parking Division decal and the Family Housing permit issued by the University Area Housing Office.

  H. Employees or students who wish to rotate driving responsibilities with employees or students who are not members of their families may form car pools, by registering three or more vehicles. Each member of the pool will be issued a decal to denote membership in a designated car pool. One transferable hangtag will be issued to the pool and must be displayed on the rearview mirror in any vehicle bearing a car pool decal while it is parked on campus. Students are ineligible to be included in a blue car pool; however, employees and students may be included in a red car pool. A charge of $11.00 will be incurred for each additional vehicle added to an existing car pool.

Section 4-107--Ownership of Decals and Hangtags

A. All decals and hangtags remain the property of the University at all times and may be reclaimed for cause at any time.

B. Upon sale of a vehicle or other change of eligibility for vehicle privileges under these regulations, a decal which is no longer authorized for the person or vehicle must be immediately removed. A replacement decal will not be issued except after the remnants of the original decal are returned to the Parking Division or other evidence of removal is accepted by the University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic.

C. Replacement decals will cost $5.00 except when the decal remnants have not been returned the full price of the replacement decal shall be charged.

D. Any student moving from on-campus housing must immediately remove the vehicle’s overnight decal and return the remnants to the Parking Division. Application may then be made for any decal for which the student has become eligible.

Section 4-108--Parking Decal Charges and Refunds

An annual vehicle Parking Decal charge shall be assessed and collected from students and employees eligible for vehicle privileges as follows:

  • Annual Vehicle Parking Decal Charges by Month:

MONTH

Premium Blue

High Blue

Med Blue

Low Blue

Red
Commuter

Yellow

Green Overnight
East/West

Reserved Wall & Grand/Stroker St

Icludes Basic Green Decal

Lot 113                  Lot 70

AUG

$195

$170

$140

$95

$90

$25

$90

$240

$140

SEPT

$195

$170

$140

$95

$90

$25

$90

$240

$140

OCT

$195

$170

$140

$95

$90

$25

$90

$240

$140

NOV

$166

$145

$119

$81

$77

$22

$77

$204

$119

DEC

$166

$145

$119

$81

$77

$22

$77

$204

$119

JAN

$129

$113

$93

$63

$60

$17

$60

$159

$93

FEB

$129

$113

$93

$63

$60

$17

$60

$159

$93

MAR

$98

$85

$70

$48

$45

$13

$45

$120

$70

APR

$98

$85

$70

$48

$45

$13

$45

$120

$70

MAY

$69

$60

$49

$34

$32

$9

$32

$84

$49

JUNE

$69

$60

$49

$34

$32

$9

$32

$84

$49

JULY

$69

$60

$49

$34

$32

$9

$32

$84

$49

The first two gold decals will be issued at no cost upon proper application or conditions.  Subsequent decals will be issued at the cost of $11.00.

A full-time faculty/staff employee paid less than $25,000 per year may purchase a low blue decal for $95.00 with proof of salary. 

A full-time faculty/staff employee paid $25,000 but less than $39,999 per year may purchase a medium blue decal for $140.00 with proof of salary. 

A full-time faculty/staff employee paid $40,000 but less than $64,999 per year may purchase a high blue decal for $170.00 with proof of salary.

A full-time faculty/staff employee paid $65,000 or more per year may purchase a premium blue decal for $195.00 with proof of salary.

2. Requirements for refund authorization:

  a. Parking Division verification of separation of an employee or student status or sale of vehicle with proper documentation.

  b. Return of remnants of decal(s) to Parking Division.

  • Refundable amounts:  

Decal

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Premium Blue

166

129

129

98

98

69

69

69

35

0

0

High Blue

145

113

113

85

85

60

60

60

30

0

0

Med Blue

119

93

93

70

70

49

49

49

25

0

0

Low Blue

81

63

63

48

48

34

34

34

17

0

0

Red Commuter

77

60

60

45

45

32

32

32

0

0

0

Yellow Commuter

22

17

17

13

13

9

9

9

0

0

0

Green Overnight
East/West

77

60

60

45

45

32

32

32

0

0

0

Reserved Wall/Grand

204

159

159

120

120

84

84

84

0

0

0

Reserved N. Stoker

119

93

93

70

70

49

49

49

0

0

0

No refund will be given on purchase of an additional $11.00 decal.

  All decals which authorize parking privileges for periods subsequent to the effective date of these regulations are valid until August 31 of the year following when they first become available. 

Section 4-109-Manner of Displaying Decal

Decals must be displayed upon and permanently attached to the rear bumper of a vehicle, right side up, and left of the license plate or to the outside, lower left corner of rear back window, (excludes all side windows), right side up, so as not to impede vision. On a motorcycle or motorized pedal-cycle, the decal must be on the fender near the license plate. Decals shall not be obscured by the plate or any other equipment of the vehicle. Exceptions must be approved by the Parking Division.>

DIVISION V--PARKING

Section 5-101--Parking in General

No person in any way affiliated with the University, or any activity or organization operating on the property belonging to or under the control of the University, whether as a student or as an employee, shall park any vehicle on University property during posted hours except as authorized by a current parking decal, nor shall any vehicle registered to a member of such person's family and not bearing a University decal be parked on University property at any time except by a family member not affiliated with the University and in accordance with the regulations governing visitor's parking.

Section 5-102--Authorized Parking Space

Parking in any location other than an authorized parking space in an authorized parking lot constitutes a violation of these regulations. No parking is permitted on any campus street or University office driveway unless otherwise directed by a traffic control officer or by duly posted signs. Persons affiliated with the University may park for 15 minutes in loading zone spaces only when the vehicle displays a current gold, blue or red commuter parking decal registration.

Section 5-103--Location of Parking

Unless otherwise provided in these regulations, the parking privileges authorized by decals shall be as follows:

  1. Blue decals--when operated and parked by a person eligible to be issued a blue decal in any authorized blue, red, green, or yellow parking lot, unless restricted by sign or marking.

2. Gold decals--when operated and parked by a person eligible to be issued a gold decal in any authorized blue, red, green, or yellow parking lot, unless restricted by sign or marking.

3. Red commuter decals-any authorized red, green, or yellow parking lot, unless restricted by sign or marking, in which case a special restricted permit is required.

4. Green overnight E or W decals-- in authorized overnight parking lots from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles with green overnight E or W decals may be subject to ticket and towing when parked in any other location during these times, including loading zones, meters, and 15 minute spaces.

5. Yellow decals--from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in any authorized yellow parking lot, (which includes Lot 56, Lot 24, Lot 18, the yellow portion of Lot 100 and Family Housing for resident thereof). Vehicles with yellow decals may not use loading zones, metered spaces, or 15 minute parking spaces from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

6. Temporary permits--As prescribed at the time of issue or in accordance with the decal for which the permit is issued as a temporary substitute.

7. Guest parking permits--Only for lots, days, and times prescribed on the permit. Permits are avalilable for purchase by University departments by transfer voucher for the cost of $3.00 each. Permits are valid for one day only. Guest parking permits are also available for purchase at the Parking Division Office, 701 S. Washington Street, Carbondale, IL.

8. Motorized pedal-cycle as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code may be parked in authorized locations above. At no time will any motorized pedal-cycle be driven or pedaled on any sidewalk or bicycle path or parked at any bicycle parking rack.

9. A vehicle described as a motorcycle, motor driven cycle, or a motorized pedal-cycle shall park only in a signed area designated for motorcycle parking and with the appropriate color decal.

Section 5-104--Overnight Parking

A. All overnight parking on campus is restricted to those lots designated and posted for overnight parking, and is restricted to those living on campus, to vehicles with a blue decal, to security pass holders valid from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., and to third shift employees. All overnight parking requires a red, blue, or green overnight decal as indicated in 4-104. Parking after 2:00 a.m. is permitted only with the appropriate green overnight east side, green overnight west side, or blue decal in Lot 45 South of the Recreation Center, Lot 23 at Oakland Avenue and Douglas Drive; Lot 59 northwest of Greek Row; Lot 62 south of University Triads; Lot 80 at University Hall; Lot 100 north of Washington Square; Lot 106 at South Wall street; Lot 109 southwest of Health Service; Lot 4 (Friday and Saturday nights only).

  B. Parking after 2:00 a.m. is also permitted with a blue, red commuter, or yellow decal in lots 25, 26, 27, at Southern Hills, and at Evergreen Terrace, and Elizabeth Street Apartments.  These parking areas also require a valid Housing Resident decal issued by the University Housing office.

  C. Parking in another lot after 2:00 a.m. is prohibited unless authorized by the Department of Public Safety or faculty/staff vehicle with a blue/gold decal is parked overnight in a blue or red decal lot.

  D. Eligible students will be issued a green overnight east side or green overnight west side parking decal based upon their on campus residence. Route 51 separates east and west side on campus residence overnight decals. A vehicle with a green overnight east side or a green overnight west side decal shall be parked only in the appropriate east or west side areas and shall not be moved to any other lot from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Overnight decals are to be exchanged for the appropriate commuter decal should the student move off campus.

Section 5-105--Metered Parking

A.  The Parking Division shall have the authority to establish metered stalls for parking on campus. The rates for such charge shall be established and posted by the Parking Division. All vehicles parking in metered stalls with expired meters shall be subject to the issuance of separate tickets and charges for each hour of the duration of the violation. The following persons may park vehicles at metered stalls upon compliance with the directions on the signs:

1. Campus visitors.

2. Faculty and staff with blue decals, and part time faculty and staff or students with red commuter decals, may park in metered areas provided the meter is paid in compliance with directions on the sign. 

3. Students or employees with green overnight east side or green overnight west side or yellow decals shall not park in metered parking lots except from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Section 5-106--Exceptions Related to Parking

  Twenty-four hour parking is available for the first five days of any term and during final examination week of any term only in lots 56, 59, and 100 to accommodate unregistered vehicles. All regulations will be enforced on all other lots during that time.

Section 5-107--Persons Parking on Campus Not Affiliated with the University

A. Unless otherwise provided herein, persons unaffiliated with SIUC may not park vehicles on the property of SIUC, except in designated visitor service lot areas, upon the proper display of a current guest services parking permit.  The following shall apply:

1. Guest parking permits are available to University visitors to University offices, and guests of the University housing residents. The permits are available from the Parking Division Office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during weekdays or from the Department of Public Safety at any other time. Guest parking permits may be purchased by University departments with a transfer voucher, Permist are $3.00 each per day. These permits are not to be used by students, staff, faculty or any other affiliated persons.

2. Parking for conferences is normally paid for and made available as part of the registration process. Conference attendees without a permit may park and pay at parking meters or may park free of charge without a permit in Lot 56, south of the arena or in Lot 100, north of the Department of Public Safety. The agency sponsoring the conference is responsible for distributing the permit. Permits are also available at the Parking Division at the cost of $3.00 per day.

3. Visitor parking without a permit is permitted in 15 minute loading zones and in parking lots designated and posted for "visitor parking" during hours as posted at the entrance to such lots.

4. Visitor meters are provided in lots 1, 4, 5 (east side), 9, 13, 13A, 19, 22, 30, 37, 39, 41, 44, 46, 47, 91, 94, 108, Normal Avenue (east side), Arena Ticket Office Drive, and Greek Row at Colyer, Thalman, and Miles Halls.

5. Listener permit students may park at visitor meters from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. upon paying the meter as directed by the meter sign

6. Evening students attending non-credit classes may park in lots designated for visitor parking from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

  All temporary parking permits available ONLY under this section are to be placed inside the rear window, on the driver's side, in the lower corner, right side up and facing out so as to be easily read through the glass from the outside of the vehicle.

Section 5-108--Prohibited Parking

No person shall park a vehicle, unless directed by a traffic control officer:

1. In a location other than an authorized parking lot or space.

2. In a lot or area with the wrong color, or wrong east side/west side overnight designated parking decal.

3. In a location prohibited by a sign or marking.

4. In a marked loading zone for a period longer than the allotted time.

5. On or over the yellow/white line or outside the lines of individually marked parking spaces or at yellow curbs.

6. On walks or grass.

7. In a driveway unless marked and posted.

8. So as to block a crosswalk.

9. So as to block vehicles legally parked.

  10. On a campus street or driveway except where posted.

  11. So as to block a wheelchair ramp.

  12. Backing into/pulling through a parking space unless the vehicle has a valid and properly displayed disabled license plate, handicapped placard or handicapped decal.

  13. In a blue decal parking area when the operator is a student, whether or not the vehicle displays a blue or gold parking decal, unless the student operator is eligible for blue parking privileges.

  14. In a space signed for "visitors only" when the operator/owner is affiliated with SIUC.

  15. In a space signed "$75.00 fine for ticket sales only" and "Child Development Lab parking only".

  16. In a location designated as an Emergency Snow Route during a declared snow emergency. Violators may be subject to a parking citation being issued in addition to a tow relocation fee.

  The fact that one vehicle is parked in such a manner as to occupy more than one parking space is not an acceptable excuse for another operator to do the same.

Section 5-109--Other Violations

University Police Officers may issue a University, City of Carbondale, or State of Illinois citation for the following offenses:

1. Exceeding posted speed limit.

2. Driving in the wrong lane or in a bicycle lane.

3. Driving on the sidewalk/grass unless authorized by the University Police or the Parking Division.

4. Disobeying traffic control device.

5. Improper turn/improper passing.

6. Failure to yield to a pedestrian.

7. Pedestrian not crossing in a designated crosswalk.

8. Bicycle not being walked in a designated crosswalk.

9. Failure to display a current state registration sticker.

10. Excessive squealing or screeching of tires.

11. Violations of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code.

12.Violation for amplified sound

13. Violation for each passenger or the driver not wearing a properly adjusted and fastened seat safety belt.

Section 5-110--Disabled Vehicles

Disabled vehicles on the campus are to be reported immediately to the University Police at 453-DPS1 
(453-3771). Permission to park will be granted, and recorded and verified only by the University Police Department.  A current decal is required when the owner/operator is affiliated with the University. Disabled vehicles may be towed (see Section 6-107).

Section 5-111--Summer Vehicle Storage

  Vehicles stored on the campus for the summer term must display a current green overnight decal and be in compliance with Section 6-107. The University will not be responsible for vehicles stored on the campus. 

DIVISION VI-SANCTIONS AND CHARGES

Section 6-101--General

Any person or vehicle found in violation of these regulations shall be subject to one or more of the following:

1. A charge as provided in Section 6-102 of this division.

2. Referral of the matter to appropriate University officials for internal disciplinary action.

3. Revocation of parking privileges.

4. Removal of vehicle at owner's expense.

Section 6-102-- Charges for Violation

The University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic shall have the authority to impose a charge for any violation herein in addition to the sanctions listed in Sections 6-101 and 6-104 of this division as established below:

1. False or deceptive practice in obtaining parking privileges will result in a charge of $50.00 to each person.

2. Violation of any of the provisions of Section 5-108 will result in a charge of $18.00 except as provided in Sections 6-102-7 and 6-102-11.

3. Violating any provision under section 5-109 shall result in a charge of $35.00, except exceeding the posted speed limit which will result in a charge of $50.00, or violation for amplified sound which will result in a charge of $50, or seat safety belt viloation which will result in a charge of $25 for each violator in the vehicle.

  4. Parking of an unregistered vehicle by a person not affiliated with the University on University property, except (1) in spaces for campus visitor parking, (2) pursuant to the terms of a duly issued guest or temporary permit, (3) after 4:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. in any parking lot not otherwise posted, or (4) as directed by a traffic control officer, will result in a charge of $35.00.

5. Operation or parking of an unregistered vehicle on University property by a person affiliated with the University, or any activity or organization operating on the property belonging to or under the control of the University, except as provided in Section 5-107-3, will result in a charge of $35.00.

6. Improper display of the appropriate decal or car pool hangtag will result in a charge of $7.00.

7. Parking in a lot or area of a registered vehicle with the wrong color or wrong east side/west side overnight parking decal or permit as posted, will result in a charge of $35.00.

8. Overtime parking in any metered space will result in a charge of $5.00.

9. Acceptance of a decal for another person's vehicle or use, will result in a charge of $50.00 to each person, plus revocation of the decal.

  10. Parking in an area reserved for handicapped persons with any vehicle not bearing valid, disabled registration plates, handicapped placard or decals issued to a handicapped person or disabled veteran pursuant to the State Statute, or parking in such an area other than by or for a handicapped person, or parking in an area marked by cross lines next to the handicapped parking space, will result in a charge of $250 and the vehicle may be towed at owner’s expense.

  11. Parking in a "Visitor Only" metered parking space when affiliated with SIUC or in area signed "$75.00 fine" will result in a charge of $75.00.

Section 6-103--Imposition of Sanctions and of Charges

The University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic is authorized to impose or cancel sanctions for violation of these regulations, revoke vehicle, bicycle, in-line skates, roller skates, and skateboard privileges as provided in these regulations, cause the removal of trespassing vehicles, bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, and skateboards at the operator's or owner's expense as provided in these regulations, refer the matter to internal disciplinary action, impose a charge, or any combination of the above.

Section 6-104--Revocation of Parking Privileges

The University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic shall have the authority to revoke the parking privileges of any individual who:

1. Is ticketed and sanctioned, or imposed a charge, on five (5) or more separate occasions during any academic year for any violation of the regulations.

2. Is found guilty of reckless driving under the Illinois Compiled Statues 625-5/11-503 while driving a vehicle on campus.

3. Is found guilty of driving while under the influence of alcohol under the Illinois Compiled Statutes 625-5/11-501 while driving a vehicle on campus.

4. The operator's license is suspended or revoked by the State of Illinois.

5. Fails to appear before the University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic in regard to a ticket issued for a violation of these regulations.

6. Fails to pay a charge assessed in the time frame allowed.

7. Displays or purchases a parking decal from or for another person for a vehicle owned by another person.

8. Allows a vehicle with a blue or gold parking decal to be parked in a blue parking area by a student, unless that student has been authorized to own a blue parking decal by the University official in charge of coordinating the activities for Parking and Traffic.

9. Uses deceptive practice to obtain a parking decal.

Section 6-105--Failure to Pay Charge

A. Notwithstanding any provisions of these regulations, any person who is an employee of the University or State of Illinois, who fails to pay a charge as set forth in these regulations will be subject to having such a charge deducted from the sums due to such employee from the University or the State, in accordance with state law.

  B. Notwithstanding any provisions of these regulations, any student who fails, refuses, or neglects to pay a charge as set forth in these regulations will be subject to an administrative hold being placed on that student's University academic registration until such time as the amount is paid in full to the Bursar.

Section 6-106--Payment

  1. A. Payment for all violations may be made in person or by mail to the Parking Division, Mailcode 6723, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 701 S. Washington Street, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. The telephone number is 618-453-5369.
  2.   B. Checks are payable to Southern Illinois University and the license plate number of the vehicle should be placed on the lower left of the check. It is not advisable to send cash through the mail. Loose, unrolled coin is not accepted.

Section 6-107--Vehicles Subject to Immobilization or Removal

  A.  A vehicle may be immobilized or “booted” upon any of the following conditions:

 1.  Any vehicle which has accumulated 5 or more unpaid parking citations and the time for appeal has passed.

 2. Any vehicle displaying an altered, forged or stolen parking decal, or the parking privileges were otherwise obtained through the use of a deceptive practice.

  B.  Owner/operator must report to the SIU Department of Public Safety or Parking Division, present two forms of valid photo identification, make payment of the $35.00 boot removal charge and pay any outstanding SIUC traffic and parking citations.

C. The following vehicles may be subject to removal from the campus at the vehicle owner’s expense:

  1. Any vehicle which has been ticketed for parking violations on five (5) or more separate occasions, or is operated, owned, or leased by an individual who has accumulated a total of five (5) tickets, and the charges for such violations have not been paid, and the time for appeal has passed.

 2. Vehicles parked in such a manner as to impede the normal flow of traffic, vehicles blocking driveways, wheelchair ramps, fire lanes and hydrants, blocking other vehicles, and those parked in posted "No Parking" or posted "Restricted" parking or posted "Assigned" parking areas, will be removed immediately when the violations are noted by a police officer or upon complaint to the Department of Public Safety.

  3. Vehicles which are found abandoned and/or inoperable in a parking area continuously for more than 72 hours and/or those vehicles inoperable because of traffic accidents. 

  4. Vehicles parked in violation at Evergreen Terrace and Southern Hills, upon complaint from the residents and/or the management of that area.

  5. A vehicle with no visible current or valid registration as required by the State of Illinois Vehicle Codes.

  6. When deceptive practice is used to obtain a parking decal and/or the decal is placed on a vehicle rather than one it was purchased for.

  D. The owner or operator of the vehicle shall be required, prior to release of the vehicle, to pay all towing and storage charges (not to exceed $46, plus $5 per day storage, and a $20 dolly service charge if required). This payment must be made at the garage or other location to which the vehicle has been removed. If subsequent to the calling of a tow vehicle but prior to its arrival the owner or operator returns to his/her vehicle, the owner/operator will be required to pay to the tow vehicle operator a towing service charge not to exceed $20.00. The owner or operator may appeal, pursuant to these regulations, the ticket based upon which the vehicle was removed or attempted to be removed from campus or the removal or attempted removal itself. If the appeal is successful the owner or operator will be entitled to full refund of all towing, towing service, and storage charges paid as a result of the removal or the attempted removal. If, however, there are other charges outstanding against the owner or operator, those charges will be offset against any refund. 
  
E. The University will not be liable for damages to a vehicle as a result of the vehicle being towed from the campus of SIU in accordance with the above provisions.

DIVISION VII--APPEAL PROCESS

Section 7-101—Appeal Process

A. Any person who desires to appeal a University citation for a parking or moving violation (including an appeal of service or towing charges) must submit said appeal within five (5) days immediately following the date the citation was issued by one of the following methods:

  • submit to the Parking Division Office an online appeal form by going to: (http://www.dps.siu.edu/pk_payment_appeal.htm), or
  • submit to the Parking Division Office a paper appeal form obtained from the Department of Public Safety lobby located at Washington Square A, or
  • submit to the Parking Division Office a faxed appeal form by dialing 618-453-7456.

  B. Anyone who fails to pursue his or her administrative appeal, waives the right to the same, and shall be subject to the citation otherwise herein provided.

Section 7-102--Appeals Board

The Traffic and Parking Appeals Board shall be appointed by the Chancellor, or their designee, for a two year term and shall consist of a minimum of five persons.  The Board shall be comprised of an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a faculty member, a professional administrative staff member, and a civil service employee. The Appeals Board shall establish its own procedures for due process which must be approved by the University’s Office of the General Counsel.

Section 7-103--Authority of Appeals Board

The Appeals Board shall have the authority to:

1. Affirm the citation or any sanction imposed under the parking and traffic rules and regulations.

2. Determine that no citation was incurred or other sanction is required under these regulations.

Section 7-104--Decision of Appeals Board Final

A. The decision of the Appeals Board shall be final, subject to review only by the Chancellor or their designee. The Appeals Board’s decision shall be final unless a timely application for appeal is filed within fourteen (14) business days from the date of the Appeals Board decision.  Said appeals shall be filed with the Parking Division Office, or with the Chancellor or their designee. 

B. Failure to comply with the Appeal Board’s decision shall cause all parking privileges to terminate upon notice from the Parking Division. Any vehicle found on the campus after loss of parking privileges may be towed at cost to the owner as provided in the parking and traffic rules and regulations.

Section 7-105--Appeal Review 

A. Any person who objects to the decision of the Appeals Board may file an appeal of such decision with the Chancellor or their designee within the fourteen (14) days of such decision. Such appeal shall be submitted online or faxed (618-453-7456) on a form provided by the Parking Divison Offices. 

Anyone who fails to pursue his or her administrative appeal, waives the right to the same, and shall be subject to the citation otherwise herein provided.

Section 7-106--Appeals through Internal Disciplinary Action

  Any matter referred to appropriate University officials for internal disciplinary action shall be appealed in the manner established therein, and not under these regulations. 

DIVISION VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

Section 8-101--Revenue

All revenues derived as a result of these Regulations and the Bicycle Regulations shall be paid into the Traffic and Parking Revenue Fund. Such fund is to be used for costs, including operation of the Parking Division, construction, renovation, maintenance, or operations, connected with campus streets, drives, roads, and bicycle ways and with parking and traffic control of motor vehicles and bicycles on the campus of SIU, and requests for approval of expenditures should indicate the recommendation of the Traffic and Parking Committee.

Section 8-102-Future Covenants

These regulations shall not preclude any future covenants to the contrary in bond indentures or bond resolutions for wholly or partially self-liquidating construction or acquisition projects.

BICYCLE REGULATIONS, SIU

DIVISION IX--BICYCLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING

  This division of these regulations is intended to establish reciprocal registration and licensing provisions for the University and the City of Carbondale.

Section 9-101--Bicycle License or Decal Required

No person shall operate, park, or store a bicycle propelled wholly or in part by muscular power upon the campus of SIU without first registering the bicycle with the Parking Division and having a decal placed thereon as hereinafter provided. A valid license issued by the City of Carbondale and displayed as thereby required shall satisfy this requirement.

Section 9-102--Issuance and Reciprocal Effect

The Parking Division shall issue, upon written application, a bicycle decal to any student, faculty, or staff member of the University which decal shall remain effective for a four-year period or portion thereof. Any such decal shall entitle the licensee there under to operate the bicycle for which the same is issued upon the campus of SIU subject to these regulations. By agreement with the City of Carbondale, such decal shall also permit operation of the bicycle in the City subject to municipal ordinances. Bicycle license tags issued by the Parking Division prior to August 1, 1981 shall, when properly displayed on the rear of the bicycle, remain effective for the bicycle for which it was issued.

Section 9-103--Decal and Registration Card

The Parking Division shall provide decals having registration numbers, suitable for attachment upon each bicycle. The decal shall remain the property of SIU. Upon registration of a bicycle as provided herein, the decal must be displayed on the front of the frame tube in the middle area between the saddle post and the pedal sprocket and said decals shall remain so attached until its expiration date. At the time of the issuance of the decal, the Parking Division shall also issue to the person obtaining the decal a registration card, which card shall bear the decal and registration number of such bicycle. The Department of Public Safety shall keep a record of the date of the issuance of each decal and the name and address of the person to whom the same is issued and the number thereof, together with a description of the bicycle registered. A copy of the registration cards will be made available to the Chief of Police of the City of Carbondale.

Section 9-104--Sales or Transfers to be Reported

Every person who sells, abandons, or gives ownership of any registered bicycle shall remove the decal and return the registration card to the Parking Division within five business days. The purchaser of the bicycle must apply for registration and a decal or obtain a valid registration and decal with the City of Carbondale in order to operate the bicycle on campus.

Section 9-105--Investigation of Decal Application

Before issuing any bicycle decal or registering the ownership of a bicycle, the Parking Division shall use reasonable diligence in ascertaining whether the facts set forth in the application for the decal and registration are true and shall not issue a decal and register ownership unless satisfied that the applicant is the lawful owner of such bicycle or otherwise entitled to the same registered. The Parking Division shall not register any bicycle on which no serial number can be found or on which said number is illegible or insufficient for identification purposes.

Section 9-106--Attachment of Decal

Registration of a bicycle is not complete until the decal issued is permanently attached to the bicycle as prescribed herein. License tags issued by the Parking Division prior to August 1, 1981 and by the City of Carbondale must have the numbered strip attached to the tag in the proper manner to be valid registration.

Section 9-107--Abandoned Bicycles

Department of Public Safety personnel will inventory and impound bicycles in the student housing areas during May of each year and in the academic areas during August.  Impounded bicycles will be held at the Department of Public Safety for a minimum of six months and then sold at the joint City of Carbondale/SIU auctions held in May and December of each year.

DIVISION X--PARKING OF BICYCLES

Section 10-101--Where Parking is Permitted

Bicycles shall be parked only on the inside of a chain enclosed bicycle area or inside a bicycle parking rack.

Section 10-102--Prohibited Parking

No person shall park a bicycle:

1. On a sidewalk, at a tree or post, on a lawn, next to a building, In a roadway or locked to a chain bordering a lawn except inside a chained bicycle enclosure.

2. Blocking or obstructing any entrance, exit, ramp, or breeze way.

3. In any campus building except in a designated storage area.

4. In a parking area designated for motor vehicles.

5. In other than an upright position.

6. Taking more than one parking space at a bicycle parking rack.

DIVISION XI--OPERATION OF BICYCLE

Section 11-101--Required Obedience to Traffic Laws and Safety

A. Every person operating a bicycle on University property shall do so in obedience to all traffic control devices, the "Illinois Bicycle Rules of the Road," and the regulations included herein.

  B. Persons riding bicycles on campus shall practice courteous, defensive riding, giving due consideration both for pedestrians and for conditions which require traveling at safe speeds and having their bicycles under control at all time.

  C. Operation of bicycles is permitted on all campus pedestrian pathways except where prohibited by sign or marking.

  D. In accordance with the "Illinois Bicycle Rules of the Road," every bicycle, when ridden during the period from sunset to sunrise, shall be equipped with and have operating a front white lamp and a rear red reflector or lamp. In addition, every bicycle purchased new after July 1, 1973, must be equipped with additional safety devices, including:

  a. On each pedal, a reflector which can be seen from both the front and the rear of the bicycle for a distance of 200 feet after dark.

  b. Side reflectors, front and rear, visible at night in reflected light for a distance of 500 feet. The reflector to the rear of the center of the bicycle must be red in color; the reflector to the front of center must be amber or yellow in color.

Section 11-102--Yielding to Pedestrians/Bicycles

The operator of a bicycle shall yield to pedestrians in all situations of conflicting bicycle/pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians are prohibited from walking in a designated bicycle only lane.

Section 11-103--Equipment Standards

  No person shall operate on campus a bicycle which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person or property or which is not equipped as required by the Illinois Vehicle Code.

Section 11-104--Other Bicycle Violations

Citations may be issued for the following violations:

1. Failure to yield to pedestrians.

2. Disobeyed a traffic control device.

3. Bicycle was not under control.

4. Bicycle ridden in a marked pedestrian walkway or foot path or in an area prohibited by a sign or marking.

5. No operating light from sunset to sunrise.

6. Insufficient reflectors.

7. No valid registration.

8. Pedestrian walking in a bicycle only lane.

DIVISION XII--ENFORCEMENT AND HEARINGS - BICYCLES

Section 12-101--Enforcement of Bicycle Rules

a. All University Police Officers, Parking Agents, and students employed as uniformed Saluki Patrol Persons shall have the authority to enforce the Bicycle Rules and regulations as written herein.

  b. Impoundment. Any bicycle which does not meet the registration and licensing or parking provisions of these regulations may be subject to impoundment by the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety will release an impounded bicycle upon (1) proper registration of the bicycle; and (2) payment of a $4.00 charge.

  c. Parking charge. Any person in violation of Section 10-102 will be subject to a charge of $4.00.

  d. Violation charge. Any person in violation of Section 11-104 will be subject to a charge of $4.00.

  e. The charges as listed above will be assessed if an appeal is not filed within five (5) business days from the date the ticket is issued.

Section 12-102—Hearings Specific to Bicycles

Any person subject to any of the enforcement sanctions provided herein shall have the right to an appeal to the Traffic and Parking Appeals Board as provided for in Division VII of the Motor Vehicle Regulations for SIU.

IN-LINE SKATE, ROLLER SKATES AND SKATEBOARD REGULATIONS, SIU

DIVISION XIII IN-LINE SKATES, ROLLER SKATES AND SKATEBOARDS--GENERAL

Section 13-101 Regulations and Citations Specific to in-line skates, roller skates and skateboards

The University recognizes in-line skates, roller skates and skateboarding as a legitimate method of transportation on campus. In-line skates, roller skates, and skateboarding, like all transportation modes, require regulations to protect the safety and well being of the public. In-line skates and roller skates will be referred to as skates or skating.

  A. Every person operating skates or a skateboard on University property shall do so in obedience to all traffic control devices, the regulations included herein, and shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.

  B. Operation of skates or skateboards is permitted on all campus sidewalks and bicycle pathways where bicycle traffic is allowed. Skating or skateboarding shall not be permitted in areas prohibited by sign or marking to bicycle traffic and shall not be permitted on public throughways or streets open to vehicle traffic.

  C. Skates or skateboards are to be used strictly as transportation.

  D. The operator of skates or a skateboard shall yield to pedestrian and bicycle traffic in all situations of conflicting traffic.

  E. A person operating skates or a skateboard on campus shall practice courteous, defensive operating, giving due consideration of pedestrian or bicycle congestion and must have the skates or skateboard under control at all times.

  F. Skates or a skateboard shall not be operated in any area marked "walk bikes." and shall be carried on sidewalks or pathways during heavy pedestrian traffic.

  G. Skates or skateboards shall be prohibited from use in all campus buildings, their entrances, steps, handrails, and wheelchair ramps leading to those buildings.

Section 13-102--Enforcement

A. All University Police Officers, Parking Agents, and students employed as uniformed Saluki Patrol Persons shall have the authority to enforce the Motor Vehicle, Bicycle, In-Line Skates, Roller Skates, and Skateboard Regulations as written herein.

  B. Any person in violation of Section 13-101 will be issued a ticket and subject to a charge of $7.00, except that a violation of subsection (C) or (G) of Section 13-101 shall result in a ticket issued for said violation and a charge of $50.00, in addition to the skates or skateboard being confiscated. Skates or skateboards may be retrieved at the Department of Public Safety after the $50.00 charge has been paid in full.  

Section 13-103--Hearings

  Any person subject to any of enforcement sanctions provided herein shall have the right to an appeal to the Traffic and Parking Appeals Board as provided for in Division VII of the Motor Vehicle, Bicycle, In-Line Skates, Roller Skates, and Skateboard Regulations of SIU.