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Vehicle Registration and Parking

Every person who owns or operates a motorized vehicle on campus is required to register that vehicle and display the parking decal as instructed.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

The Parking and Traffic Regulations have been designed to best utilize the facilities and maintain orderly parking and safe traffic flow. Please feel free to call upon any public safety officer at any time or the Office of Police and Public Safety if you need assistance.

In accordance with Act 328 of the 1967 General Assembly, the Board of Trustees of Pulaski Technical College established the following rules and regulations for the registration and operation of motor vehicles on Pulaski Technical College’s facilities. These rules and regulations are binding on all members of the faculty, staff and student body.

Registration of Vehicles

All students, faculty and staff members who operate vehicles and park on any facility of or at events sponsored by Pulaski Technical College are required to register their vehicle.

Registration for students is required before the first day of classes and takes place online using the vehicle registration system. Each student may register up to two vehicles by providing the make, model, year, color and license plate number of each vehicle. Registration at events sponsored by the college will be at the discretion of campus police officers and/or the college administration.

There is no fee for registering a vehicle. All vehicles an individual plans to operate on campus must be registered. When a vehicle is sold and another vehicle is brought onto campus, the new vehicle must be registered and a new sticker obtained. If a parking sticker becomes unreadable, a new sticker must be obtained. Parking stickers are not transferable to other students, non-students, faculty or staff.

Display of Parking Stickers

Students may be issued up to two parking stickers once they have completed online vehicle registration. If a person chooses to register only one vehicle, they may only receive one parking sticker. Students may obtain their stickers, after they have registered their vehicle(s), from the Cashier’s Window on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center Building. The sticker must be displayed on the outside, lower left of the driver’s side back window.

All stickers must be displayed clearly without obstruction of permit information. People who are permitted to park in donor spaces must also have a valid parking sticker displayed on their vehicle to be considered in compliance with parking regulations.

Responsibilities and Information

A. Students and employees of PTC may operate a motor vehicle on the college campus provided:
  1. The operator has a valid driver’s license.
  2. The vehicle being operated on the campus meets state safety inspection standards, is legally licensed, and maintains vehicle insurance as required by the state law.
  3. The vehicle is registered using the PTC vehicle registration system.
  4. The operator of the vehicle abides by the Parking and Traffic Regulations of the college.
  5. The operator of the vehicle abides by motor vehicle and traffic laws as mandated by state law.

B. All campus vehicle accidents must be reported to the Office of Police and Public Safety.

C. It is understood that registration neither obligates the college to set aside a parking space for every vehicle registered nor permits the driver to violate Parking and Traffic Regulations or Arkansas State Motor Vehicle Laws.

D. All vehicle operators will observe and obey the orders of the Police and Public Safety officers in the performance of their duties. This includes rendering and producing identification and proper registration when requested.

E. Pulaski Technical College assumes no responsibility for any vehicle or its contents. Please lock your vehicle.

F. A traffic ticket or other communication on the vehicle from the college is an official notice. A recipient who does not comply with such communications will subject himself/herself to disciplinary action and/or arrest when applicable. The college reserves the right to restrict or deny the use of any vehicle on the college campus if an operator violates Parking and Traffic Regulations or otherwise abuses the privilege of operating and parking a vehicle on the PTC campus.

Vehicles may be towed from the campus at the owner’s expense when:
  • The vehicle is parked on the PTC campus after privileges have been revoked.
  • The vehicle is parked in a handicapped space (without proper tag or misuse of a permit), is blocking or partially blocking a street or driveway, is blocking or partially blocking sidewalks or crosswalks, is parked on the lawn, or is otherwise hindering the flow of traffic and/or parking.
  • Vehicles are abandoned and left parked in one location for a period of two weeks.
  • The operator ignores communications from the college concerning improper parking of his/her vehicle.
  • The vehicle is deemed unsafe by the Office of Police and Public Safety.

Students who owe a fee for a violation will have a hold placed on their student account, and they will be ineligible to receive an official transcript or register for classes until the obligation has been paid. Violation payments must be paid to the PTC Cashier’s Office, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.

Student registered vehicles must park in all non-designated parking spaces. Faculty- and staff-registered vehicles may park in all spaces designated for faculty/staff parking when available.

Handicapped parking is exclusively reserved for vehicles legally and properly displaying a Handicapped Parking Permit issued by the State of Arkansas. Vehicles using the handicapped parking space (regardless of permit) must be transporting the handicapped individual that the permit was issued to assist and are subject to applicable state and federal laws.

The college reserves and marks with signage a limited number of parking spaces near the entrance of the Administration building and/or in designated areas. Visitor spaces are restricted to visitors of PTC, not registered students, faculty or staff. Traffic cones are occasionally used to reserve visitor spaces for events. Individuals parking their vehicles and failing to observe the Visitor Parking areas will subject themselves to a parking violation.

The college reserves and marks with signage a designated number of parking spaces for faculty and staff. Unauthorized individuals parking their vehicles and failing to observe the faculty/staff parking areas will subject themselves to a parking violation. Donor parking is reserved exclusively for persons who have obtained that privilege from the PTC Foundation Office.

Other Driving Requirements

  • The campus speed limit is 10 mph except when conditions indicate a slower speed is necessary
  • All regulatory signs, pavement markings and/or traffic cones and barricades must be observed
  • Yield to pedestrians at all times

Other Parking Regulations

  • Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of a single marked parking space.
  • No parking is permitted on the lawn, in driveways, loading zones and open areas not marked for parking.
  • Double parking and parking on the wrong side of the street are violations at all times.
  • If a vehicle is improperly parked, whether attended or unattended, the driver is in violation.
  • Vehicles in violation of parking regulations are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

Violations and Penalties

A. Individuals charged with violations of the PTC Parking and Traffic Regulations will be issued the following violations:
  1. Reckless/unsafe driving $25
  2. Invalid or no proof of license or vehicle insurance $25
  3. Failure to observe sign, cone, barricade or officer $25
  4. Speeding /too fast for conditions $25
  5. Loud and raucous noise $25
  6. Parking in a reserved area for faculty and staff, donor or visitors $10
  7. No parking sticker or invalid display on vehicle $10
  8. Double parking/blocking street or restricted area $10
  9. Parking in a no parking area or fire lane $10
  10. Driving and/or parking on grass $10
  11. Driving/parking wrong direction on one-way street $10
  12. Parking over the marked line $10
  13. Falsifying registration information $10
  14. Handicap spaces  $50-$100

B. A person receiving notice of a Parking or Traffic Violation is required to report to the Cashier’s Office within 10 school days to pay the fees levied against him/her. Tickets not paid within 10 school days are subject to an additional penalty equal to the amount of the ticket. Students and employees are responsible for all traffic violations made by a vehicle displaying a sticker issued to the student or employee. If you lend your car, proper operation of the vehicle is still your responsibility. If you transfer ownership of your car, remove the parking sticker or you will be responsible for violations committed by the new owner.

C. Pulaski Technical College Police and Public Safety officers maintain the right, as prescribed by law, to issue uniform traffic citations for any operator or vehicle violation committed within their jurisdiction.

D. Parking Violation Appeal - Any person who feels that his or her vehicle has been unjustly ticketed may appeal. Appeals must be received within 10 business days after the issuance of the ticket or the right to appeal is forfeited.

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