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Parking and Traffic Regulations

Parking Regulations

All individuals using a motor vehicle on Delta College property are expected to comply with College and/or State rules, regulations, and laws pertaining to parking, traffic, and vehicle use on College property. Violations of College parking rules and regulations will result in a parking ticket which will result in fines and penalties ranging from $10 to having the vehicle towed away at the owner's expense. Operators in violation of State law provisions applicable to the campus will be issued a traffic citation complaint, which will require the violator to appear in the 74th District Court in Bay City, Michigan.

Sec. 1 - Parking

The College has provided adequate parking space for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All vehicles which enter the property of Delta College are expected to comply with the College regulations pertaining to parking and traffic. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in Violation Notices being issued by an officer of the Department of Public Safety.

Sec. 2 - Towing

The College maintains its' right to tow any vehicle illegally parked on the campus without warning at the expense of the owner.

Sec. 3 - Obstructing Traffic

Any vehicle parked on the campus in such a manner as to obstruct the free flow of traffic or endanger the safety of the public shall be in violation of this regulation. Vehicle will be towed at owner's expense.

Sec. 4 - Abandoned Vehicle

Any vehicle parked on the campus for more than five consecutive days without being moved, and the owner/driver has not notified the Department of Public Safety that the vehicle will not be moved, shall be deemed abandoned. Any vehicle parked on the campus without current license plates attached shall also be deemed abandoned. Vehicles will be towed at owner's expense.

In an effort to control long term parking, the College requires the owner/driver of any vehicle which will be left parked for an extended period of time (more than five consecutive days without being moved) to report the necessary information to the Department of Public Safety immediately.

Sec. 5 - Parking on Delta College Property

No person shall park, except when necessary to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:

  • 501: At any place or location where official signs prohibit parking or stopping, including, but not limited to posted Fire and Emergency Lanes, Bus Stop Zones, and Loading and Unloading Zones.
  • 5.02: At any place or location where official signs designate such parking for specific use of handicapped persons, motor-driven cycles, or bicycles.
  • 5.03: On any sidewalk located on the Delta College campus.
  • 5.04: Within 15 feet of any fire hydrant.
  • 5.05: Upon the curb, grass, land islands, traffic islands, or median strips.
  • 5.06: In reserved parking lots without proper authorization.
  • 5:07: On the highway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
  • 5:08: Within any intersection, or blocking any public or private driveway.
  • 5.09: On any street or roadway, or the shoulder of any street or roadway on the Delta College campus.
  • 5.10: In such a manner as to prevent other vehicles from using legitimate parking spaces; ie. straddling parking lanes, parked in two spaces, parked parallel to curb, or backed into parking space

Sec. 6 - Fine and Penalties

All fines will double if not paid or an appeal is not filed with the Department of Public Safety within 21 days after receipt of a ticket. Once a ticket is put on hold after the 21-day period, a service charge of $2.00 will then be added. Also, after the 21-day period, all transcripts are placed on and hold and will not be released until the fine is paid. Any outstanding parking fines that are not paid by the end of the semester will also result in the student not being able to register for the next semester.

Sec. 7- Appeals

All requests for appeal of parking tickets should be directed to the Department of Public Safety. An appeal form must be submitted electronically or the Appeal form (PDF) completed and returned to the Department of Public Safety. The Parking Appeal Board will meet at regular intervals to review appeals and complaints. The Board may either uphold the fine, dismiss the case, order the release of holds placed on transcripts, or allow registration for classes in accordance with these regulations. The Board shall also send written notices to individuals with fines outstanding, advising them of the penalties. The Board will also review and recommend changes in these regulations. The College reserves the right to make any necessary revisions to these regulations at any time, providing a two-week notice is published n the student and staff bulletins prior to becoming effective.

Sec. 8- Handicapped Parking

The campus has limited parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers. Parking spaces are assigned on a semester basis. Persons may apply at the Office of Disabled Student Services (D-102). A doctor's letter describing the severity of handicap is required.

Traffic Regulations

Report all accidents to the Delta College Department of Public Safety, whether they occur in the parking lots or on the roadways. A State of Michigan accident form will be filled out as required. Most accidents occur in the parking lots while attempting to park your car or upon backing out of a parking space. Use care in parking and obey the traffic rules and regulations.

Note: Copies of accident reports will be furnished to insurance companies upon written request and payment of the required fee.

Sec. 1 - College Regulation

As a condition of the use of College roads and parking facilities, all vehicles on Delta College property shall be operated in a safe and courteous manner in obedience of all applicable State laws, all posted traffic signs, and directions of Campus Police officers.

All persons operating a vehicle on the campus must show proper operator's license, registration, and proof of insurance when requested by Campus Police officers or other law enforcement officers.

Sec. 2 - State Law

Delta College Department of Public Safety officers, being vested with full peace or law enforcement authority, as other State law enforcement officials, have authority to enforce those provisions of State law applicable to campus. Operators in violation of such provisions can be issued a uniform traffic citation, which will require the violator to appear in the 74th District Court of Bay City.

Applicable provisions include:

Failure to stop after a PL accident 257.617
Failure to stop after a PD accident 257.618
Driving under the influence of liquors or drugs 257.625
Driving while impaired 257.625a
Careless Driving 257.626b
Drag Racing 257.626a6
Speed Limitations/Restrictions 257.627
Right-of-way/Stop sign Violations 257.649
Failure to stop leaving a private drive 257.652
Manslaughter 750.324
Negligent Homicide 750.325
Driving Reckless 257.626

Conviction of some of these MI State Law offenses may result in points being added to your driving record.

Sec. 3 - Penalties

Members of the Delta College community who are in violation of the above sections 1 and 2, whether or not issued a Uniform Traffic Citation under State law, shall also be subject to disciplinary action under the College judicial process.

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