Traffic and Parking Regulations | Louisiana College

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Traffic regulations provide for the safety of pedestrians and drivers alike. Listed below are policies governing traffic and parking on campus.

Permits Required for Parking
Only vehicles conspicuously displaying a current College permit may park on College property including Residence Halls and parking lots.

Special parking areas are provided for the disabled, visitors, faculty and staff. The Safety and Security Department will issue parking permits during registration to those students requiring a parking permit(s).

During registration, students will complete a form describing the make, model, color, and license plate of the vehicle. To register your vehicle online, please click here.

A current parking permit must be prominently displayed. Properly displaced is as follows: must be placed on the lower corner of the back windshield or bumper directly behind the driver's side of the vehicle by removing the paper from the back of the decal and permanently sticking the decal using the adhesive provided (this does not include tape). Decals placed on the inside of windshields and taped to bumpers will not be accepted. Only one current year permit will be displayed on the vehicle. A replacement permit or first time registration permit may be obtained from the Registrar's office during the school year. Motorcycles must also be registered and the permit displayed in a conspicuous place.

Disabled Parking Permits
Disabled parking permits may be obtained by contacting the Safety and Security Department at 308-6505 (Cell) or 487-SAFE (7233) (Office).

Temporary Parking Permits
Temporary parking permits are issued for campus guests. Any department requiring parking privileges for groups of visitors should contact the Safety and Security Department five business days prior to the date of the special event. Visitors who receive a parking citation are requested to contact the Safety and Security Department by calling 308-6505 (Cell) or 487-SAFE (7233) (Office).

Parking Assignments
The direction is with the flow of traffic or as marked in parking area. Parking is not permitted in the following restricted, color-coded area:

Red — Fire zones 
White — Reserved parking 
Yellow — No parking 
Blue — Handicapped 
Residence hall parking areas are to be used by residence hall students and their guests only. Emergency lanes marked in red are provided in parking areas solely for use by emergency vehicles. Unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and may be towed away at the owner's expense.

Permit Restrictions
1. Spaces marked for VISITOR: Parking is restricted to individuals who are not currently affiliated as an employee or student of Louisiana College. Also, visitor spaces are not to be used by anyone registered on campus.

2. Spaces marked for DISABLED: Parking is restricted to vehicles displaying a disabled placard or state issued disabled permits.

3. Students must park in the ZONE designated by the vehicle parking permit.

4. Bicycles, Mopeds (Motor-assisted Bicycles), Skates, and Skateboards: Bicycles and mopeds must be operated in accordance with applicable state law. Bicycles, skates, skateboards, and rollerblades are prohibited in all buildings, foyers, pedestrian ramps, and adjacent walkways. Individuals skating or rollerblading on the College campus are required to wear a protective helmet, elbow pads, gloves, and kneepads.

5. Speed Limit: Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on roads and streets of the College are 15 mph and the speed limit on all parking lots is 10 mph.

6. Parking is not permitted in the following restricted, color-coded areas: Red-Fire zones, White-Reserved parking, Yellow-Zebra stripes (No Parking), Blue- Handicapped.

7. Pedestrian Rights and Duties: Pedestrians have the right-of-way at marked crosswalks and at intersections. Pedestrians crossing a street at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles on said street. Pedestrians must not leave the curb or their place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle, which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

8. The CIRCLE and only the circle is available for parking between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday to all students. Anyone parking before or after the designated time will be issued a citation. Also, 10 minute parking is for students to park for 10 minutes or less.

9. Vehicles must be parked correctly in parking spots so that the LC permit is visible from the road. Backing into a parking spot, or pulling through, is not acceptable and violators will be ticketed.

Violations, Fines, and Disciplinary Action
The Safety and Security Department is responsible for the enforcement of traffic and parking violations on the campus. The individual in whose name the vehicle is registered is responsible for all parking violations. The fact that a citation is not issued when a vehicle is illegally parked does not mean or imply that the regulations are no longer in effect. The inability to find a legal parking space in convenient or specific locations is not justification for violations of the parking regulations.

$100.00 Fine
-parking in handicapped space

$50.00 Fine
-parking in fire zone

$30.00 Fine
-failure to stop
-failure to yield
-failure to yield/stop for a pedestrian
-reckless operation of a vehicle
-driving the wrong way on a one-way street
-parking in a reserved space

$15.00 Fine
-parking in a visitor space
-parking in an unauthorized lot
-pulling through or backing into space
-improperly displayed permit

Payment of Fines
Fines will be posted to the students account at the Business Office and may be paid through regular payment procedures. All fines must be paid within 14 business days from the receipt of the citation. Students who do not pay fines will not be permitted to pre-register or register for the succeeding semester; transcripts and grades will be withheld until all fines are paid.

Appeal Process
Any person who has received a traffic or parking citation may file a written appeal no later than ten (10) calendar days after the citation was issued. If an appeal is not filed within this time, the citation is deemed final. Appeals will be based solely on the written statement. Appeals must be prepared in writing and include the following:

1. citation number(s);
2. license plate number of vehicle(s) and permit number(s);
3. student identification number;
5. name, address, phone number, and signature of person requesting the appeal.

Appeal(s) will be delivered to the College Post Office and sent to the Director of Safety and Security for review. The Director may order payment of fine(s) in whole or in part, cancellation of such charge(s), cancel charge(s), or forward appeal(s) to the Traffic Court.

Appeals are processed by the Traffic Court based solely on the written appeal and the appellant shall be notified in writing of the Court's decision. If an appeal is denied, the fine becomes due on the date the appellant is notified of the denial by the Traffic Court. The decision of the Traffic Court appeal process is final.

In addition to payment of fines, a person receiving a sixth parking and/or traffic citation within one semester will be subject to losing parking and/or driving privileges on campus.

Towing of Vehicle
Louisiana College is private property and reserves the right to have unauthorized vehicles, abandoned vehicles, or vehicles operated in violation of Louisiana College rules and regulations towed from the campus property at the owner's expense. Situations which may warrant towing of vehicles include, but are not limited to, the following: vehicle causing a safety hazard, obstructing traffic, blocking a fire hydrant, parking in a fire lane, parking in handicapped spaces, parking on curbs, parking in loading zones or abandoned vehicles. Vehicles in persistent violation of traffic regulations are subject to towing and/or immobilization (wheel lock) until fines are paid in full.