• TRAFFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

      

    SECTION I - VEHICLE REGISTRATION

    1. All members of The University of West Alabama student body, faculty, staff, and visitors who operate vehicles on the campus are required to register any vehicle driven on campus with the University Police Department. The registration process begins with completing the, which can be found on our website at www.eforms.uwa.edu.
      1. Vehicle registration announcements will be released during the first week of each semester.
      2. Even students attending on-campus classes only one night a week are required to purchase decals.
      3. Registration fees are:
        1. Faculty/Staff-$5.00 annually
        2. Resident Students-$15.00 annually
        3. Commuter Students-$25.00 annually
        4. Community Members-Free (expires annually)
        5. Visitors-Free (expires after one day)
         
      4. Decals prices are prorated if purchased during a summer session only.
      5. All registrants are eligible for up to two decals as decals are not designed to be transferred between vehicles. Two vehicles must be registered to be eligible for two decals.
       
    2. To obtain your decal, you  must:
      1. Register online
      2. Show proof of liability insurance
      3. Show a valid Driver's License
       
    3. Visitors should secure a Visitor Permit from University Police Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Office of Public Safety located in the Craiger House. Special arrangements can be made for those who are unable to come during business hours.

    SECTION II - DECALS

    1. Decals are valid from the time of purchase until the end of the summer; they expire on August 1st of each year. These remain the property of UWA, and should be surrendered if requested by University Police. All lost or stolen decals must be reported to University Police immediately. For students, failure to report the loss will be considered a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
      1. All on-campus drivers must renew decals each year at the beginning of fall semester.
      2. Decals can only be used by individuals who have a registered vehicle.
      3. Unauthorized possession or use of a faculty/staff or student decal may result in disciplinary action for any and all parties involved.
      4. Unauthorized possession and use of a Handicapped Parking Permit will result in immediate suspension of campus parking privileges, a $300 fine, and referral to the UWA Student Life Committee for disciplinary action.
      5. Decals must be properly displayed and visible on the lower right-hand corner of the passenger side windshield any time the vehicle is being operated or parked on campus. This includes weekends and holidays, etc.
      6. Decals located in other places on the vehicle other than the lower right- hand corner of the passenger side windshield will result in a citation being issued.
       
    2. Faculty and staff must register his/her vehicle with the University Police every year at the beginning of fall semester.
    3. Decal Colors:
      1. RED Decals are issued to students residing in Gilbert, Reed and Selden Halls.
      2. Yellow Decals are issued to students living in Hoover.
      3. PURPLE Decals are issued to students living in Stickney. If you have a Purple Decal you may park in any Residence Hall Lot and in the designated area at Wallace Hall.
      4. Brown Decals are issued to students living in Patterson Apartments
      5. WHITE Decals are issued to students living off campus.
      6. Orange Decals are issued to members of the community.
      7. GREEN Decals are issued to faculty and staff of The University of West Alabama. Faculty and staff found abusing this privilege by purchasing green decals for non-faculty/staff use will be fined $100.
      8. BLUE Decals are issued to students, faculty, faculty, and staff who are certified for accessible parking by the State of Alabama.
      9. Only those Graduate Assistants officially recognized by the School of Graduate Studies will be issued a faculty/staff decal.
       

    SECTION III - PARKING AREAS

    1. From 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday) vehicles must be parked in the zone categorized by color of decal.
      1. RED decals in the University Housing Areas (Seldon, Reed and Gilbert Halls)
        During restricted hours, no red or yellow decals are allowed in these zones:  Bibb Graves, Foust, Wallace, Library, Pruitt, and Webb.  The University Police will strictly enforce this rule and there will not be an appeal for these tickets. Permission may be granted to those students with special projects for class but they must contact the University Police Department before parking in these areas.  Those students who live at a distance from the South end of campus may park in the McConnell House lot or behind Sisk Hall.
      2. Yellow decals should park in the designated Hoover parking lot near Wallace Hall.
      3. White decals in the designated commuting zones and overflow parking areas.
      4. Orange decals in white zones.
      5. Purple decals in white zones.
      6. Brown decals in white zones
      7. Blue decals will be issued to students, faculty, and staff who are certified for accessible parking by the State of Alabama, or by the state in which the accessible needs individual resides.
      8. GREEN decals in the green zones and white zones for overflow.
      9. Visitors on campus may use spaces other than Blue, Green or Yellow.
      10. Parking is not permitted on grass under any circumstance.
       
    2. Before 7:00 A.M. and after 6:00 P.M. parking not restricted. Decals are still required during this time period.
    3. No parking zones and handicap zones are enforced 24 hours a day.
    4. ALL vehicles are required to be registered in order to park on campus or on University property.
      1. Guests of students or general visitors between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. must pick up permits to park on campus at the University Police Department.
      2. Persons or groups sponsoring events and inviting guests to campus must notify the University Police Department of the event, the approximate number of guests, and the parking areas they will be using. Additionally, they should make arrangements to obtain visitor parking passes for their visitors. The President, Vice-presidents, Provost and Deans of each college are given a limited number of visitor parking passes to accommodate a small number of departmental guests.
       
    5. UNIVERSITY HOUSING AREAS - DESIGNATED RED DECAL PARKING
      1. Spieth/Selden Hall
      2. Reed Hall
      3. Gilbert Hall

     SECTION IV - MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS, MOTOR BIKES, AND TRAILERS 

    1. The above will not be operated or parked in a manner that creates a hazard to traffic, pedestrians and recreational areas.
    2. The above will not be operated in buildings or on lawns or sidewalks.
    3. They will not be parked in a manner that obstructs entrances to buildings or driveways.
    4. Helmets are required on all motor-driven cycles.
    5. Special permission for parking trailers, boats, or RVs on campus must be given by the Chief of University Police.

    SECTION V-GOLF CARTS/ UTILITY VEHICLES

    1. Only University-owned golf carts will be allowed to operate on campus unless medical conditions warrant or during days with special events.
    2. All authorized operators of UWA owned golf carts/utility vehicles must abide by the UWA Golf Cart/ Utility Vehicle Regulations, including the Cart Safety Program.

    SECTION VI: BICYCLES

    1. Each bicycle used on campus must be registered.  Although there is no registration fee, this will give the University Police valuable information in the unfortunate event that your bike is stolen. You will be provided with a bicycle decal upon registering your bicycle. Bicycle registration should be completed through www.eforms.uwa.edu
    2. Bikes secured in such a way that interferes with academic and residence hall entrances or exits are a potential liability if the building must be evacuated.  Therefore, bicycles secured in doorways or on stairwells will be impounded and owners will be assessed a $25 fine. 
    3. Bicycles not secured to bicycle racks will also be impounded and owners will be fined $10.  This includes bikes secured to trees, shrubbery or signage.
    4. Impounded bicycles will be retained for a maximum of 90 days, after which they will be referred to the Business Office to be auctioned.
    5. Bicycles should be removed from campus when the University is closed for more than one week to avoid impounding.
    6. Please be courteous to pedestrians and obey traffic laws if traveling on roads.
    7. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in the event of an accident.  

    SECTION VII - VIOLATIONS AND FINES

    1. Registration and Decals:
      1. All city and state regulations and all directive signs governing the use of vehicles shall be observed at all times.
      2. The registrant of a vehicle is held responsible for the safe operation and proper parking of his vehicle, regardless of who may be the operator. A ticket is not excused on the plea that another person was driving the vehicle, or that the ticket was never seen.
      3. Failure to register vehicle.(No Decal):  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
      4. False information in obtaining decals at time of registration and all decal violations will result in cancellation of vehicle driving privileges on campus.
       
    2. Improper Parking
      1. Fines related to improper parking will increase with subsequent violations of the same type.
      2. Accumulation of three tickets of any nature will result in immobilization of vehicle and suspension of driving privileges on campus; if the driver receives more than three tickets, the violation fee will increase by an additional $25 per offense.
        1. Parking in faculty/staff zone:  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        2. Parking in "No Parking Zone":  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        3. Double Parking:  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        4. Parking on grass:  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        5. Restricted time zone parking:  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        6. Blocking traffic lanes, driveway or crosswalk:  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        7. Parking in fire lanes or blocking hydrants: $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
        8. Parking in Handicapped Zone:  $100/$200/$300
          The University Police may tow a vehicle abandoned in a non-movable condition or unattended on a street, road, or parking lot for a period of seven days.
          NOTE: Violation of any parking regulations could result in vehicle being TOWED away or vehicle immobilization.
         
       
    3. Speeding:
      University officers have the option of issuing a University ticket or Uniform Traffic Complaint depending on severity. Fees associated with University tickets are as follows:
      1. First Offense:  $25.00
      2. Second Offense:  $50.00
      3. Third Offense:  $75.00, plus loss of driving and parking privileges on campus.
        NOTE: The speed limit on campus is 20-25 MPH unless otherwise posted.
       
    4. Other Moving Violations:
      1. Dragging or squealing tires.
      2. Wrong way on a one-way street
      3. Running a stop sign.
      4. Driving on wrong side of street.
      5. Failure to stop for pedestrians at properly marked cross-walks.
      6. Operating a motor vehicle on grass or sidewalk.
        NOTE: Any of the moving violations are $25.00 for the first offense. Driving privileges will be revoked on second offense.
       
    5. Other Moving Violations - Reckless Driving:
      1. Reckless driving is a violation of more than one moving violation in one action. Persons operating a motor vehicle in a manner harmful to life or property will be charged with reckless driving and will be fined $25.00.
       
    6. Moving violations can result in legal action by the civil authorities. 
    7. Littering:
      1. Littering:  $25.00/$50.00/$75.00
      2. Third time offenders will be subject to disciplinary action.
       
    8. Loud Noise - radios/horns/mufflers:   $25.00
    9. Other :   $25.00  

    SECTION VIII - TICKET INFORMATION

    All tickets are payable within 5 days. After 5 days a $10 late fee will be added. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are excluded. Failure to pay fines will result in grades being tagged and/or legal action by the civil authorities.

    After three citations in one given semester, motor vehicle operating privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the semester.

    To appeal a ticket:

    1. Fill out an appeals form at www.eforms.uwa.edu no later than the due date of the ticket.
    2. A person filing an appeal before the Appeals Committee will be notified of the verdict reached. Failure to pay fine after 5 days will result in added cost to the violator.
    3. The following reasons are NOT acceptable grounds for dismissing a parking or traffic citation.
    1. Lack of knowledge of the Traffic and Parking Regulations;
    2. Inability to find a proper parking space/no parking space available;
    3. Inclement weather;
    4. Late for class;
    5. No permit displayed/failure to obtain proper permit;
    6. Permit used by another person/operation of the vehicle by another person;
    7. Failure of officers to ticket previously for similar offense;
    8. Disagreement with the Traffic and Parking Regulations. 

    SECTION IX - TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

    Any accidents, which occur on campus and result in damage to property or persons, must be reported immediately to the University Police Office. Failure to do so will result in loss of parking privileges and/or charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

    SECTION X - STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

    If a student moves from one residence hall and commutes, or if a commuting student moves to a residence hall, it will be his/her responsibility to come to the University Police Department and get the proper decal.  It is also the responsibility of on-campus drivers to obtain a decal.  

    SECTION XI - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Where is the University Police Department located? When is it opened?

    The University Police Department is located in the Crager House directly across from Wallace Hall and north of the football stadium on University Drive.

    We are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    Administrative hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Closed holidays

    Do I need a parking permit/decal to park on campus?

                Parking Permits are required at all times for every vehicle parked on UWA property

    Where can I park if I have a Green, Red, Yellow, White, Purple, Orange, Brown or Blue Decal?

                See Section III - Parking Areas

    How can I get a parking decal if your office is closed?

    Parking decals can only be purchased during business hours - Monday - Friday between   8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Can I leave my car on campus during the Summer or Christmas Holiday Break?

    The University Police may tow a vehicle abandoned in a non-movable condition or unattended on a street, road, or parking lot for a period of seven days or less if deemed a hazard.
    NOTE: Violation of any parking regulations could result in vehicle being TOWED away.

    Or

    Vehicles may not be stored on University property without prior written approval from University Police Chief. Persons wishing to store a vehicle must;

    • Sign a release of liability form
    • Display a current parking decal

    How do I appeal a ticket?

    Go to eForms. Log in using your user name and password. Go to Parking Appeals and fill out the Appeals form.

    Appeals are due no later than the due date of the ticket

    How do I pay for a ticket that I received?

    Citations must be paid at the University Police Department within 5 business days of receipt of the ticket. Only payments by cash or check are accepted (checks should be made payable to UWA).

     

    For Additional information, contact:

    The University of West Alabama Police Department
    UWA Station #50
    Livingston, AL 35470
    (205) 652-3602

     

     


     

    For Additional information, contact:
    The University of West Alabama Police Department
    UWA Station 50
    Livingston, AL 35470
    (205) 652-3602