SECTION 1: General Information
1-1: The purpose of this brochure is to acquaint all administrators, faculty, staff, and students with regulations pertaining to registration of motor vehicles, traffic and parking regulations, and the penalties for violation of those regulations.
1-2: The overall objective of MTSU parking administration is to provide safe, attractive, and sufficient parking facilities that allow faculty, staff, and students to park at a reasonable cost and within a 10- to 15-minute walk or ride to the core of the campus.
1-3: The University reserves the right to regulate the use of all vehicles, including motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, and bicycles, on the campus and to forbid the use of a vehicle by any person whose conduct indicates that he or she is not complying with University regulations, City of Murfreesboro ordinances, and/or Tennessee State laws pertaining to motor vehicles.
1-4: The registrant of a permit is held responsible for the safe and lawful operation of the vehicle, the parking of the vehicle, and all traffic/parking citations issued against the vehicle, regardless of who is operating the vehicle at the time of the incident. A violation notice is not excused on the plea that another person was driving the vehicle or using someone else's parking permit.
1-5: Parking at MTSU is permitted only in those areas designated for parking. Parking in all other areas is prohibited.
1-6: The University regards the possession and use of a vehicle on the campus as a privilege that may be revoked for justifiable reason. These reasons may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
- Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
- Failure to observe the regulations, ordinances, and laws governing the operation and parking of a vehicle.
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
- Five or more parking citations in a semester (see Section 1-9 ).
- Obtaining an MTSU parking permit through false pretense. Parking Services may remove any permit which has been forged, altered, or obtained illegally.
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle when displaying red/blue flashing lights.
- Failure to obey an officer directing traffic.
1-7: Unless noted otherwise, all regulations contained within this brochure are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-8: The University assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to a vehicle while it is parked or operated on the campus.
1-9: Any vehicle receiving two (2) or more citations in one semester for "No Campus Permit" or failure to have a permit displayed according to the provisions of Section 2-13 will receive a written warning. If after three (3) working days following the issuance of the warning, the vehicle is found parked on campus without being properly registered and having the permit properly displayed as set forth in Section 2-13, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's/registrant's expense. A working day is defined as a weekday unless it is an official University holiday.