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PDFWAC 132H-116-045

Traffic and parking regulations.

(1) The authority and powers conferred upon the vice president of administrative services or the director of public safety by these regulations may be delegated to other college employees.
(2) Parking shall be allocated by the vice president of administrative services consistent with the objectives of these regulations.
(3) The applicable parking and traffic rules and regulations for Bellevue College include:
(a) The motor vehicle and other traffic laws of the state of Washington, Title 46 RCW.
(b) The traffic code of the city of Bellevue.
(c) The Bellevue College parking and traffic regulations.
(d) In case of conflict among the provisions of the motor vehicle and other traffic laws of the state of Washington or the traffic code of the city of Bellevue and Bellevue College parking and traffic regulations, the provisions of the state of Washington motor vehicle laws shall govern.
(4) Regulatory signs, markings, barricades:
(a) The vice president of administrative services is authorized to erect signs, barricades, and other structures and to paint marks and other directions upon the streets and parking areas owned, operated, and maintained by the college.
(b) Drivers of vehicles shall obey the signs, barricades, structures, markings, and directions erected pursuant to this section. Drivers shall also comply with directions given to them by a campus public safety officer or other authorized college personnel controlling and regulating traffic or parking.
(c) No person without authorization from the vice president of administrative services shall move, deface, or in any other way change a sign, barricade, structure, marking or direction so placed, or previously placed, for the purpose of regulating traffic or parking.
(5) The regulations governing permits and parking within designated spaces shall not apply to the drivers of state-owned vehicles operated by Bellevue College in the performance of assigned functions.
(6) During special occasions that may cause additional and/or heavy traffic and during emergencies, the director of public safety is authorized to impose additional traffic and parking regulations to achieve the specified objectives of this chapter.
(7) The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for their vehicle parked on campus. They shall be held responsible for all violations of these rules and regulations charged to that vehicle. However, the operator of a vehicle will not be relieved of responsibility for violating any rule or regulation of this chapter simply because they are not also the registered owner of the vehicle.
(8) Vehicles shall not exceed five miles per hour in parking lots, or 20 miles per hour on campus roads, or such lower speeds as may be reasonable and prudent based on the circumstances or as otherwise posted.
(9) No person driving or otherwise responsible for a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first:
(a) Effectively setting the brake and transmission to prevent movement of the vehicle.
(b) Stopping the engine, turning off the vehicle or otherwise rendering the vehicle immobile.
(10) Vehicles standing or stopped, whether idling or parked, are subject to the rules under RCW 46.61.570 and Bellevue College policies and procedures and may be subject to citation or impoundment in accordance with such rules. Engine idling is prohibited in no parking zones on campus. Outside of no parking zones, employees, students, and visitors are encouraged to avoid unnecessary idling in order to create a safer and cleaner campus.
(11) Pedestrian's right of way:
(a) The operator of a vehicle shall yield right of way, slowing down or stopping, if need be, to so yield to any pedestrian, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible or unsafe for the driver to yield.
(b) Whenever any vehicle slows or stops so as to yield to pedestrian traffic, the operator of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such a vehicle which has slowed or stopped to yield to pedestrian traffic.
(c) Where a sidewalk is provided, pedestrians shall proceed upon such sidewalk.
(12) Motorcycles and mopeds:
(a) Motorcycles and mopeds are subject to all traffic and parking rules and regulations controlling other vehicles.
(b) Motorcycles and mopeds must be parked in designated areas.
(c) Motorcycles and mopeds are not permitted on paths, sidewalks, or authorized bicycle or pedestrian areas or in buildings at any time.
(13) Foot propelled devices:
(a) Bicycles shall be secured in designated areas only. Unattended or improperly secured bicycles may be removed by public safety officers. Public safety patrol bicycles are exempt.
(b) No foot propelled devices shall be operated on or in campus walkways, corridors, courtyards, hallways or buildings unless their use is required as part of the educational process in an authorized program, with the exception of public safety patrol bicycles.
(14) The operator of any vehicle or foot propelled device involved in an accident on campus shall within 24 hours report such accident to the public safety office. This does not relieve any person so involved in an accident from their responsibility to file a state of Washington motor vehicle accident report.
(15) Any vehicle theft or theft from a vehicle that occurs on campus should be reported to the public safety office promptly.
(16) Except for college owned and/or operated vehicles, the college assumes no liability under any circumstances for vehicles on college properties.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 22-13-135, ยง 132H-116-045, filed 6/17/22, effective 7/18/22.]
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