Chapter 495A-141 WAC

Last Update: 11/29/99

PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

WAC Sections

495A-141-010Purpose for adopting parking and traffic regulations.
495A-141-011Applicable parking and traffic regulations.
495A-141-012Enforcement.
495A-141-013Liability of college.
495A-141-014Definitions.
495A-141-030Authorization for issuance of permits.
495A-141-035Responsibility of person to whom permit is issued.
495A-141-040Vehicle parking permits.
495A-141-045Visitor permits.
495A-141-050Display of permits.
495A-141-055Transfer of permits.
495A-141-060Permit revocation.
495A-141-065Right to refuse permit.
495A-141-070Right to appeal permit revocation/refusal.
495A-141-080Designation of parking.
495A-141-090Regulatory signs, markings, barricades.
495A-141-100Speed limit.
495A-141-110Pedestrian right of way.
495A-141-120Motorcycles or bicycles.
495A-141-130Report of accidents.
495A-141-140Impounding disabled and inoperative vehicles.
495A-141-150Violation of parking and traffic regulations.
495A-141-160Fees.
495A-141-165Fines and penalties.
495A-141-170Appeal proceedings/appeal of fines and penalties.
495A-141-180Parking advisory committee.


495A-141-010
Purpose for adopting parking and traffic regulations.

Pursuant to the authority granted RCW 28B.50.140(10), the board of trustees of Bates Technical College, or their designee, is granted authority to adopt rules and regulations for pedestrian and vehicular traffic upon public lands devoted to, operated by, or maintained by the college. The objectives of these regulations are:
(1) To protect and control pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
(2) To assure ingress and egress at all times for emergency traffic.
(3) To minimize traffic disturbances during class hours.
(4) To facilitate the work of the college by assuring access to its vehicles and by assigning limited parking space for the most efficient use by all.
(5) To regulate the use of parking spaces.
(6) To protect students, staff, and state-owned property.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-010, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-011
Applicable parking and traffic regulations.

(1) All regulations in this chapter and all motor vehicle and other traffic laws of the state of Washington shall apply on all Bates Technical College campuses.
(2) The traffic code of the city of Tacoma shall apply upon all college lands located within the city of Tacoma.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-011, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-012
Enforcement.

The president or designee shall be responsible for the enforcement of the regulations. Parking and traffic regulations will be enforced at all times.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-012, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-013
Liability of college.

The college assumes no liability under any circumstances for theft or damage occurring to vehicles, bicycles, or their contents. No bailment of any sort is created by the purchase of a parking permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-013, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-014
Definitions.

As used in this document, the following words and phrases shall mean:
(1) "Board" - The board of trustees of Bates Technical College
(2) "Campus" - All lands and buildings devoted to, operated by, or maintained by Bates Technical College
(3) "Campus security officer" - Employee of the college who is responsible to the vice president of business & finance, or designee, for campus traffic control, parking, security, and safety.
(4) "College" - Bates Technical College
(5) "Safety & security supervisor" - The college's vice president of business and finance, or designee
(6) "Employee" - An individual appointed to the faculty, staff, or administration of the college
(7) "Guests/visitors" - Person or persons who come upon the campus as guests and person or persons who lawfully visit the campus
(8) "Continuing permits" - Permits issued to employees for an indefinite period of time
(9) "President" - President of Bates Technical College
(10) "President's designee" - Vice president of business and finance
(11) "Student permits" - Permits issued to students which are valid from the date of issue and for as long as the student is enrolled
(12) "Temporary permits" - Permits which are valid for a specific period designated on the permit
(13) "Vehicle" - Automobile, truck, motor-driven cycle, scooter, or any vehicle otherwise powered
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-014, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-030
Authorization for issuance of permits.

The vice president of business & finance, or designee, is authorized to issue parking permits to students, staff, and guests when the following is provided:
(1) When the vehicle information is properly registered with the college.
(2) When a temporary parking permit is necessary to enhance the business or operation of the college.
Permits are available to individuals who may wish to register additional vehicles. Only one vehicle registered to an individual shall be permitted to park on campus at any one time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-030, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-035
Responsibility of person to whom permit is issued.

The individual to whom a parking permit is issued shall be responsible for any violations of state, college or city traffic rules and regulations involving the vehicle. In the event that a vehicle in violation is not registered with the college, the current registered owner will be responsible for the violations of the above stated rules and regulations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-035, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-040
Vehicle parking permits.

(1) All employees and students of the college shall obtain and display a currently valid parking permit on all vehicles parked or left standing unattended upon the college campus for day classes.
(2) All persons parking on the campus shall secure and display a currently valid parking permit within five days from the student's date of registration or from the first day of employment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-040, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-045
Visitor permits.

All guests/visitors (including salespersons, vendors, etc.) may park in appropriate staff parking areas after obtaining a temporary permit from the business office.
Visitors from other state or governmental agencies or institutions may display their business card on the dashboard (or other clearly visible location) in lieu of obtaining a temporary permit for short-term business at the college.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-045, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-050
Display of permits.

The parking permit issued by the college shall be visibly affixed on the inside of the rear window of the vehicle for which the permit was issued, on the lower left hand corner of the window as viewed from the rear of the vehicle. If this is not feasible then the permit shall be affixed to the driver's side windshield lower corner. Motorcycle permits must be affixed in a conspicuous place.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-050, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-055
Transfer of permits.

Parking permits are not transferable. Each new vehicle must be registered with the business office and be issued a separate parking permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-055, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-060
Permit revocation.

Permits are licenses and the property of the college, and may be revoked for any of the following reasons:
(1) When the purpose for which the permit was issued changes or no longer exists.
(2) When a permit is used on an unregistered vehicle or by an unauthorized person.
(3) Falsification on the application for parking permits.
(4) Continued violations of parking and traffic regulations.
(5) Counterfeiting or altering of permits.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-060, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-065
Right to refuse permit.

The vice president of business and finance, or designee, reserves the right to refuse the issuance of a parking permit to anyone who has had a previous permit revoked, or whose driving or parking conduct indicates a disregard for the rights or safety of others.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-065, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-070
Right to appeal permit revocation/refusal.

When a parking permit has been revoked or has been refused or when a fine or penalty has been levied against a violator of the rules and regulations, such action by the vice president of business and finance, or designee, may be appealed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-070, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-080
Designation of parking.

The parking spaces available on campus may be allocated and designated by the vice president of business and finance, or designee, in such a manner as will best achieve the objectives of these rules and regulations.
(1) Special provisions shall be made for physically disabled employees, students, and visitors. Physically disabled individuals utilizing disabled parking spaces must display in that vehicle a valid state-issued disabled parking permit or license plate. Temporary disabled permits will be issued by the business office. In addition to the disabled permit, valid college parking permits must be displayed on the vehicle.
(2) Guests who visit the campus for college related business for a maximum time of thirty minutes, a temporary permit is not required. Visitors requiring parking for longer than thirty (30) minutes may obtain a temporary permit through the business office when verified by host department.
(3) Parking spaces may be designated for special purposes as deemed necessary.
(4) No vehicle shall be parked on the campus except in those areas set aside and designated for parking.
(5) No vehicle shall be parked so as to occupy any portion of more than one parking space or stall.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-080, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-090
Regulatory signs, markings, barricades.

The vice president of business and finance, or designee, is authorized to make and erect signs, barricades, and other structures, and to paint marks and other directions upon the streets, entry/exits, and roadways for the regulation of traffic and parking upon the various public lands devoted to, operated by, or maintained by the college. Drivers or vehicles shall observe and obey all the signs, barricades, structures, markings and directions given them by the campus security officer in the control and regulation of traffic and parking.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-090, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-100
Speed limit.

No vehicles shall be operated on the campus at a speed in excess of posted speed limits, or such slower speed as is reasonable and prudent to the circumstances.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-100, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-110
Pedestrian right of way.

(1) The operator of a vehicle shall yield right of way to any pedestrian. Pedestrians shall not leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
(2) When a sidewalk or crosswalk is provided, pedestrians shall utilize the sidewalk or crosswalk.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-110, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-120
Motorcycles or bicycles.

Bicycles are to be parked in bicycle racks where provided. No person shall park a motorcycle or bicycle inside a building, by a doorway, on a path, sidewalk, walkway, or in such a manner as to block or obstruct the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicle traffic.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-120, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-130
Report of accidents.

(1) The operator of any vehicle involved in an accident on campus resulting in injury or death of any person or claimed damage to either or both vehicles exceeding five hundred dollars shall immediately report such accident to the security officer on duty or operations office. Accidents occurring after the close of business shall be reported the next working day. The operator shall file a state of Washington motor vehicle report within twenty-four hours after such accident.
(2) Other minor accidents may be reported to the security officer on duty or operations office for insurance record purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-130, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-140
Impounding disabled and inoperative vehicles.

(1) Disabled or inoperative vehicles shall not be parked on the campus for a period exceeding twenty-four hours, without authorization from the vice president of business and finance, or designee.
(2) Vehicles parked over twenty-four hours without authorization may be impounded and stored at the expense of either, or both, the owner and operator thereof.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-140, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-150
Violation of parking and traffic regulations.

(1) Operators of illegally operated or parked vehicles shall be warned or cited through appropriate means that they are in violation of these regulations. All fines are payable at the business office.
(2) In instances where violations are repeated, and in the judgment of the vice president of business and finance, or designee, with appropriate documented evidence, said vehicles may be impounded.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-150, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-160
Fees.

The board of trustees of Bates Technical College shall set and review, as necessary, parking permit fees.
(1) Fees shall be levied in accordance with the current published fee schedule.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-160, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-165
Fines and penalties.

The vice president of business and finance, or designee, is authorized to impose the following fines and penalties for violation of the regulations:
(1) A schedule of fines shall be set by the board of trustees. The schedule shall be published by the college and included on the traffic parking citation form.
(2) Fines will be assessed in accordance with the schedules as established by the board of trustees for the following violations:
(a) No valid permit displayed
(b) Occupying more than one parking space
(c) Occupying space/area not designated for parking
(d) Parking in area not authorized by permit
(e) Parking in reserved staff space without authorization
(f) Disabled parking violation
(g) Blocking or obstructing traffic (may be towed if creating a safety hazard)
(h) Parking adjacent to fire hydrant (may be towed if creating a safety hazard)
(i) Parking in fire lane (may be towed if creating a safety hazard)
(j) Parking in zone or area marked "no parking"
(k) Speeding
(l) Reckless/negligent driving (1) 1st offense - Parking privileges on all campuses revoked.
(3) At the discretion of the vice president of business and finance, or designee, an accumulation of citations by a staff member may be turned over to a private collection agency for the collection of past due fines. Other appropriate collection procedures may be initiated as deemed necessary.
(4) Vehicles parking in a manner so as to obstruct traffic, including access to and from parking spaces and areas may be subject to a fine and may be impounded. The expenses of such impounding and storage shall be the responsibility of the registered owner or driver of the vehicle.
(5) Vehicles impounded by means of an immobilizing device shall be charged a service fee according to the current fee schedule.
(6) The college shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from impounding and storage of vehicles.
(7) Vehicles involved in violations of these regulations may be impounded as provided for in these regulations.
(8) Persons may appeal the issuance of a citation.
(9) In the event a student fails or refuses to pay an uncontested fine which has been outstanding in excess of five days, the vice president of business and finance, or designee, may initiate the following actions:
(a) Student may not be able to obtain transcript of credits until all fines are paid.
(b) Student may not receive a degree/diploma/certificate of completion until all fines are paid.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 99-24-072, § 495A-141-165, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99; WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-165, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-170
Appeal proceedings/appeal of fines and penalties.

(1) Appeals must be presented in writing, giving full particulars, listing witnesses, evidence, etc.
(2) Appeals must be submitted to the vice president of business and finance within five business days from date of citation.
(3) If an appeal is not resolved to the satisfaction of the alleged violator, he/she shall have five additional business days from receipt of decision by the vice president of business and finance to appeal to the parking advisory committee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-170, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]



495A-141-180
Parking advisory committee.

The parking advisory committee shall be structured and responsible for the following purposes:
(1) To review and recommend necessary changes to the college parking and traffic regulations annually.
(2) To receive and hear appeals related to parking and traffic violations. All decisions made by the parking advisory committee relative to parking/traffic appeals shall be final.
(3) Membership shall consist of at least:
(a) Three student representatives
(b) One faculty representative
(c) One classified representative
(d) One administrator
(e) One security officer
(f) Vice president of business and finance - Ex officio
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 97-12-038, § 495A-141-180, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97.]