Return To: 2017-2018 Student Handbook
It is the student's responsibility to understand and follow college traffic and parking regulations. Locations of approved OTC parking areas are included on the OTC Springfield Campus map on the inside back cover. Because of OTC's rapid growth, parking can be a problem; be patient. There is ample parking on the campus and surrounding public streets. It is important that even during times of congested parking, students must follow all parking regulations.
Enforcement of policies regarding the operation of vehicles and parking on all campus locations is an important part of the Safety and Security Department duties. Students found to be in violation will be issued a citation and levied a fine for the following violations:
- Parking in a handicapped parking zone without a proper handicapped decal or license plate displayed.
- Parking in a restricted parking lot/zone/area.
- Parking on any grass area.
- Blocking any legally parked vehicle.
- Parking in a "No Parking" zone.
- Parking in a place not designated for parking. A parking space is designated by two lines, one line on either side of the parking space.
- Parking against the traffic flow.
- Reckless driving. Careless and imprudent driving.
- Blocking or obstructing traffic, street, crosswalk, sidewalk, fire hydrant, building entrance or exit, or another vehicle properly parked.
- Double parking.
- Parking on shoulder of road (except where parking is indicated by official signs).
- Driving in excess of posted speed limits.
- Failure to obey traffic signs.
- Failure to obey directions of campus security officers or police officers.
- Failure to yield the right of way at pedestrian crossings.
- Following too closely.
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
- Operating a vehicle causing loud and unnecessary noise such as loud mufflers, horns, loud music, sound systems, etc.
- Failure to yield right of way to emergency vehicles.
- Failure of two-wheeled vehicles to park in areas designated for them.
- Operating or parking a vehicle in any manner that creates a safety hazard.
- Leaving a vehicle on college premises overnight without notifying the campus Safety and Security department.
Failure to comply with a lawful directive of any one charged with the responsibility of enforcement of the traffic regulations, and failure to pay parking fines owed will incur the following penalties:
- College may prohibit a student from enrolling for classes for the next term.
- College may withhold grades, transcript and deny graduation.
To appeal the issuance of a citation the appeal must be submitted in writing within 10 calendar days from the date of issuance of the citation. For more information regarding parking or to appeal a citation, contact the Safety and Security department, Information Commons, Room 208, (417) 447-6911.