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Parking Services

Rules and Regulations

CHAPTER 27.
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
ARTICLE 19.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

27-3000. GENERAL.
27-3000.1. General Information.
These regulations repeal and supersede all prior Parking and Traffic Codes at Clemson University. The
operation of motor vehicles on the campus of Clemson University is a privilege granted by the Board of
Trustees of Clemson University. The privilege is extended to faculty, staff, students and visitors to the
campus. Failure to adhere to these regulations as well as the laws of the State may result in a warning or
citation and may result in the loss of parking privileges on the campus of Clemson University.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3000.2. Applicability.
These regulations apply to the drivers, owners or registrants of all motor vehicles on the Clemson
University campus and are enforced twenty-four hours a day, every day of the calendar year, unless
otherwise provided in these regulations. The person registering the vehicle, (or for unregistered vehicles,
the owner), is responsible for all citations issued against the vehicle.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3000.3. Definitions.
A. Campus: All University property located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Municipal
Corporation of Clemson University as established by Section 59-119-310, South Carolina Code of Laws
(1976), as amended. Tillman Hall is the University Building referred to in this section.
B. Construction Employee: Any person employed by a company which is engaged in the
construction, renovation, or repair to campus buildings or other facilities.
C. Contract Employee: Any person, not a student or employee, who renders on-campus services to
Clemson University through the provisions of a contract for services.
D. Employee: Any person, other than a student, who renders services to Clemson University for
remuneration. This category includes all faculty, administrative and staff personnel employed by the
University, and contract employees.
E. Fire Lane: An area specifically designated by sign(s) and/or street markings containing the phrase
"Fire Lane". Fire Lanes are reserved for use by emergency vehicles for emergency access to campus
facilities.
F. Loading Zone: An area specifically designated by sign(s) and/or pavement marking with the
phrase "Loading Zone".
G. Motor Vehicle: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by
electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails.
H. Municipal Court: The Municipal Court has been established by the governing body of the
Municipal Corporation of Clemson University (59-119-310) in accordance with Section 14-25-5 et seq.
I. Parking Review Judicial Officer: That person appointed by the President of Clemson University to
direct the operation of the Parking Review Boards and to hear appeals from the decisions of the Parking
Review Boards.
J. Parking: The standing of a motor vehicle, whether occupied or not.
K. Parking Review Board: Parking Review Boards shall consist of students, faculty and staff,
nominated by their respective governing organizations, and shall operate as a board subordinate to the
Parking Review Judicial Officer. Parking Review Boards shall hear all initial appeals of parking
citations. Parking Review Boards shall operate under procedures as approved by the President of
Clemson University.
L. Parking Citation: A citation for violation of the Clemson University parking regulations and a
notice of right to appeal within fifteen calendar days of the date of violation.
M. Past Due Citation: A parking citation which has not been paid, or for which the appellate process
has not been initiated within fifteen calendar days of the date of violation.
N. Parking Enforcement Officer: An employee of Clemson University authorized to issue parking
citations.
O. Service Vehicle: A motor vehicle used primarily to effect repairs and/or maintain campus
buildings and facilities.
P. Student: Any person, other than a full-time employee of Clemson University, who is enrolled
either full or part-time and includes persons enrolled to audit one or more classes.
Q. Vendor: Any person, not an employee, student or contract employee, who provides sales and/or
repair services to Clemson University.
R. Visitor (Guest): Any person other than a student, employee, construction employee, contract
employee, or vendor who parks a motor vehicle on campus.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 6, eff June 26, 1992; State Register
Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26,
1998.
27-3000.4. Official Traffic Control Devices.
A. Any person who operates or parks a motor vehicle on the campus shall obey any official traffic
sign or other control device properly placed in accordance with the provisions of this regulation except
when otherwise directed by a Parking Enforcement Officer or Law Enforcement Officer actively engaged
in directing traffic on campus. Whenever a particular section of these regulations does not state that signs
are required, such section is effective without signs being provided.
B. The University Police Department, in accordance with procedures approved by the President of
Clemson University, shall place and maintain such signs, markers, and other traffic control devices upon
campus as shall be necessary to control traffic. No person shall, without lawful authority, alter, knock
down, or remove any official parking or traffic control device.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3000.5. Liability for Protection of Motor Vehicles.
Clemson University, its officers and employees shall have no liability for the care and/or protection of
any motor vehicle or its contents at any time while it is being operated or parked on the campus. Thefts
or damages that occur should be reported to the University Police Department.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3001. PARKING PERMITS.
27-3001.1. Parking Services Department.
The Parking Services Department is responsible for issuing vehicle parking permits, receiving parking
citation payments, and maintaining records of parking permits and parking citations issued to violators of
the Clemson University Parking Regulations. The department serves as liaison to the Clemson Area
Transit system, and provides for the maintenance and designation of campus parking facilities.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3001.2. Motor Vehicles Required to Display a Parking Permit.
A. All persons who park or let stand a vehicle on campus must immediately obtain and display a
valid parking permit. If the offices of Parking Services are closed, a temporary permit may be obtained a
t the University Police Station.
B. Visitors must display a valid guest parking permit to park on campus except when parked:
(1) For a period of time less than three (3) hours in areas specifically designated as visitor parking,
unless otherwise indicated by sign or pavement marking;
(2) In areas designated as public parking for a special event;
(3) In undesignated timed spaces.
C. Vehicles owned or leased by, or under the control of, University departments, that are identified
with the approved University vehicle identification permanently affixed to the exterior of the vehicle,
shall be exempt from the requirement to display a parking permit.
D. Permits, decals, hang tags, and/or placards must be clearly displayed in accordance with
instructions provided by the Department of Parking Services. Any alteration of a permit, decal, hang tag,
or placard shall render it invalid.
E. Students may register any vehicle except a vehicle which belongs to another student.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 6, eff June 26, 1992; State Register
Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26,
1998.
27-3001.3. Accessible Parking for Persons With Disabilities.
Vehicles parked in spaces reserved for individuals with disabilities are required to prominently display
a valid disability access parking placard or license plate, issued by a State Highway Department. In
addition to spaces specifically reserved for disability access, any vehicle displaying a valid disability
access permit may park in an employee, student, or timed parking space. Persons with temporary
impairments may obtain a time-limited disability access parking permit, not to exceed four weeks, from
the office of Parking Services by providing a written statement from a physician stating that accessible
parking is required. Individuals needing accessible parking for longer than four weeks must obtain a
state-issued permit from the Department of Highways and Public Transportation. A current University
decal or parking permit is required in addition to a disability access parking placard when parked in
accessible parking spaces.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3001.4. Disabled Motor Vehicle Parking.
Persons who must park in an unauthorized parking area due to a mechanical failure, may obtain
temporary permission from the University Police Department. Permission will not be granted, or will be
rescinded, if the motor vehicle is parked in a manner which obstructs a fire lane, impedes vehicular or
pedestrian traffic, or is parked in any other unsafe manner.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3001.5. Parking Permit Fees.
Parking permit fees will be charged according to a schedule of fees determined by the Board of
Trustees or its designees.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 6, eff June 26, 1992; State Register
Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26,
1998.
27-3001.6. Removal of Decals/Permits.
A. All unexpired parking permits/decals remain the property of Clemson University.
B. Any person to whom a decal has been issued shall remove the decal from the motor vehicle when
the vehicle has been sold or traded, when the status of such person changes or terminates, or when the
person has been lawfully denied parking privileges on campus.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3001.7. Loading Zones.
A. Service vehicles and delivery vehicles may park in loading zones for two hours. Other vehicles
must display a loading permit prior to parking in a loading zone.
B. Persons who wish to park near a University building to load or unload a motor vehicle may obtain
temporary permission from the University Police Department. Permission will not be granted, or will be
rescinded, if the motor vehicle is parked in a manner which obstructs a fire lane, impedes vehicular or
pedestrian traffic, or is parked in any other unsafe manner.
HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; Amended by State
Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002. PARKING AREAS.
27-3002.1. General.
A. Motor vehicles may be parked only in areas designated as parking areas by signs or street
markings, except when otherwise directed by a Parking Enforcement Officer or Law Enforcement Officer
actively engaged in directing traffic on campus.
B. Motor vehicles may park only in areas or spaces for which the decal or permit is valid. Decals
and/or permits must be clearly visible and displayed in accordance with instructions issued by Parking
Services.
C. Parking is prohibited in areas posted or marked as "Fire Lane" and in areas not designated as
parking areas by sign or pavement marking.
D. Motor vehicles parked in violation of these regulations may be towed and impounded at the
owner's expense and risk, and shall not be released until all unpaid parking citations and towing and
impound fees (including daily storage/impound) have been paid.
E. Marks or symbols placed on a motor vehicle by an officer shall not be altered, erased, removed, or
obliterated.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.2. Special Event Parking Areas.
A. Special event parking areas shall be designated by sign(s) and/or as directed by a Parking
Enforcement Officer or Law Enforcement Officer actively engaged in directing traffic on campus.
B. Unauthorized motor vehicles may not park in areas posted as reserved for special event parking
during the time period designated by the sign(s) and/or traffic control officer(s).
C. Athletic Event Parking Areas: Unauthorized vehicles may not park in areas designated reserved
for athletic event parking within twelve hours prior to the start of a home varsity football or basketball
game.
D. Vehicles authorized to park in areas reserved for special events shall be identified with placards or
permits as approved by the Parking Services Department and issued by the event host prior to day of the
event.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.3. Employee/Student Parking Areas.
A. Employee parking areas shall be designated by sign(s) and/or green pavement markings. Areas
posted as "Reserved for employees 24 hours" shall not be available for parking except for those vehicles
displaying a permit or decal valid for service vehicle or employee parking zones. Vehicles must display a
valid employee or service vehicle permit to park in employee parking areas except:
(1) Vehicles displaying a valid commuting student decal may park in employee parking areas,
except those posted as "reserved for employees 24 hours", between the hours of 4:30 PM and 7:00 AM
Monday through Thursday and from 4:30 PM on Friday until 7:00 AM on Monday.
(2) Vehicles displaying a valid resident student decal may park in employee parking areas, except
those posted as "reserved for employees 24 hours", between the hours of 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM Monday
through Thursday and from 4:30 PM on Friday until 7:00 AM on Monday.
(3) Vehicles displaying a valid resident student decal may park in the following parking areas
between the hours of 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM Monday through Thursday and from 4:30 PM on Friday until
7:30 AM on Monday unless otherwise restricted by these regulations (see R. 27-3002.2):
Employee Lot north of the Motor Pool;
Employee Lot west of Sirrine Hall;
Employee Lot east of Newman Hall;
Employee spaces on Cherry Road between the intersection of Highway S.C. 93 and McMillan
Road intersection.
B. Commuting student parking areas shall be designated by sign(s) and/or orange pavement
markings. Commuting students may park in areas designated for commuter parking between the hours of
7:00 AM and 2:30 AM unless otherwise posted. Vehicles must display a valid commuting student
parking decal to park in commuting student parking areas.
C. Resident student parking areas shall be designated by sign(s) and/or pavement markings.
Vehicles must display a valid resident student parking decal to park in resident student parking areas.
(1) Clemson House residents must display a valid Clemson House resident decal to park in
Clemson House resident parking areas.
(2) Apartment residents must display a valid decal appropriate to the apartment area of their
residence.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.4. Visitor Parking Areas.
A. Visitor parking areas shall be designated by sign(s) and/or pavement markings. These areas are
reserved for bona fide visitors. Motor vehicles bearing a current university decal shall not park in these
areas between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM.
B. Visitors must display a valid guest parking permit to park on campus except when parked:
(1) For a period of time less than three (3) hours in areas specifically designated as visitor parking,
unless otherwise indicated by sign or pavement marking
(2) In areas designated as public parking for a special event
(3) In undesignated timed spaces
C. Visitors may not park in service vehicle parking areas or in parking areas posted as "Reserved for
employees 24 hours".
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.5. Service Vehicle Parking Areas.
Service vehicle parking areas are marked by sign(s) and/or pavement markings. Vehicles bearing a
valid service vehicle parking permit are the only vehicles authorized to park in these areas.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.6. Accessible Parking for Individuals with Disabilities.
Accessible parking areas reserved for individuals with disabilities are marked by sign(s) and/or
pavement markings incorporating the international disability access symbol. Obstructing access to a
parking area reserved for individuals with disabilities is prohibited. Vehicles displaying an official
disability access license plate, permit or placard are the only vehicles authorized to park in these areas.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.7. Timed Parking Areas.
Timed parking areas are marked by meter, sign(s) and/or pavement markings. Visitors may park in
undesignated timed parking areas without displaying a permit, unless otherwise indicated by sign or
pavement marking. Employees and students are required to display a current parking permit when parked
in timed parking areas. Motor vehicles parked in timed areas may not park longer than the posted/marked
time limit except from 2:00 AM until 7:00 AM.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3002.8. Motorcycle Parking Areas.
Motorcycle parking areas are marked by sign(s) and/or pavement markings. Motorcycles may not park
in any area except those areas specifically designated for their use.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3003. OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
27-3003.1. Moving Motor Vehicles.
All South Carolina statutory laws apply on University property at all times.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3003.2. Motor Vehicle Accidents.
Any motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury or property damage shall require the operator to
report such accident to the University Police Department and to comply with South Carolina law
regarding motor vehicle accidents.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3003.3. Closed Streets or Areas.
No person, other than those who by the nature of their functions are required to do so, shall operate any
motor vehicle in or upon any area of the campus which is closed by the use of barricades or other traffic
control devices.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3003.4. Speed Limits.
A. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on the campus of Clemson University is fifteen miles per
hour.
B. No person shall operate a motor vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under
the actual and potential hazards then existing, even where the posted speed limit may be faster.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3003.5. Pedestrians.
Pedestrians on campus must obey applicable state laws and traffic control signals. No pedestrian shall
suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a motor vehicle which is so
close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3004. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
27-3004.1. Responsibility for Violations.
The operator and/or owner or person in whose name a motor vehicle is registered shall be responsible
for all violations incurred by the vehicle.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3004.2. Notice of Violations.
A. A Parking Enforcement Officer or Law Enforcement Officer may issue parking citations or
warning notices for violations of parking regulations.
B. Lawful issuance of a parking citation is a notice of violation of the parking regulations and notice
of the right to appeal the citation to the appropriate appellate authority within fifteen calendar days after
date of violation. Any person cited for a violation of the parking regulations may waive the right to
appeal by paying the assessed penalty within fifteen days from the date of the violation. All unpaid
parking citations for which the appeals process has not been initiated become past due on the sixteenth
calendar day after the date of violation.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3004.3. Schedule of Penalties.
A. Penalties for the following specified offenses shall be determined by the Board of Trustees or its
designees. A schedule of penalties for the following listed offenses shall be available for inspection
during normal business hours at the offices of Parking Services and the University Police Department.
1. Failure to display a current decal, permit, placard or hang tag;
2. Obstructing traffic or dumpster;
3. Obstructing sidewalk or crosswalk;
4. Parking in driveway or loading zone;
5. Parking on lawn area or yellow curb;
6. Overtime parking;
7. Parking in unauthorized space/area;
8. Obstructing a disability access ramp or space;
9. Parking in a space reserved for disability access;
10. Parking in fire lane and other towable offenses.
B. Any person who knowingly provides false information to obtain parking privileges shall be
subject to a penalty not to exceed one hundred dollars. In addition, parking privileges may be suspended
for a period not to exceed one year.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 6, eff June 26, 1992; State Register
Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26,
1998.
27-3004.4. Payment of Penalties.
A. Penalties for parking violations are payable in person or by mail at the offices of Parking
Services. After business hours, penalties assessed for towed vehicles may be paid at the Clemson
University Police Department.
B. Penalties for moving violations are payable in person or by mail at the Clemson University
Municipal Court.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3004.5. Moving Violations.
Citations and penalties for moving violations shall be as provided in the South Carolina state statutes.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3004.6. Delinquent Violations.
A. Persons who fail to pay the assessed penalty or who fail to initiate the appeal process within
fifteen calendar days after the date of the parking violation have waived any right to appeal the citation.
B. Persons with one or more past due parking citations (citations which have not been paid or for
which the appellate process has not been initiated within fifteen calendar days of the date of violation)
may not register a vehicle to park on campus until all past due penalties are paid.
C. Persons with three (3) or more past due parking citations, may not park a vehicle on campus. No
vehicle with three (3) or more past due parking citations may be parked on campus.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3004.7. Motor Vehicle Towing and Impounding.
A. In addition to any other remedy herein provided, Clemson University may have a motor vehicle
towed, impounded and stored at the owner's expense and risk under the following conditions:
1. If the motor vehicle is illegally parked.
2. If the motor vehicle is presumed to be abandoned.
3. If the motor vehicle is not properly registered to include proper license plates and current decal
or permit.
4. If the motor vehicle is parked in such a manner as to constitute a serious hazard to vehicular or
pedestrian traffic, obstructing movement or operation of emergency equipment, obstructing the
collections of trash at established locations, or parked in a marked fire lane.
5. If three (3) or more parking citations issued against an operator, owner or vehicle are past due.
6. If a vehicle is parked in a reserved space/area without an appropriate decal or permit.
B. Motor vehicles which have been towed and impounded will not be released until all unpaid
parking citations, tow charges and impound fees have been paid. Motor vehicles impounded and not
claimed within thirty days may be disposed of in accordance with South Carolina state statutes.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 6, eff June 26, 1992; State Register
Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26,
1998.
27-3005. APPEALS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.
27-3005.3. Appeals.
A. Any person cited for a violation of the parking regulations may waive the right to appeal by
paying the assessed penalty within fifteen calendar days from the date of the violation.
B. The President of Clemson University may establish one or more Parking Review Boards to hear
appeals of parking citations. A schedule of locations, procedures and board meeting times and dates shall
be available during business hours in the offices of Student Government, Parking Services, an d the
Police Department.
C. Any person desiring to appeal the decision of the Parking Review Board must petition the Parking
Review Judicial Officer within five calendar days of the decision by the Parking Review Board. The
petition must clearly and concisely state the ground(s) for appeal. The Parking Review Judicial Officer
may summarily decline to entertain any such appeal.
HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; State Register
Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3005.4. Appointment of Boards and Committees.
A. The President of Clemson University is designated the authority to administer and enforce these
regulations and may further delegate this authority if he chooses to do so.
B. The President of Clemson University may appoint such boards and committees as he deems
necessary to assist in the administration of the rules and regulations contained herein.
C. The Parking Advisory Committee is an advisory committee to make recommendations to the Vice
President for Student Affairs concerning parking improvements and changes, and parking restrictions.
HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 18, Issue No. 5, eff May 27, 1994; Amended by State
Register Volume 22, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 26, 1998.
27-3006. Non-Motorized Vehicles.
A. General
1. Clemson University recognizes non-motorized vehicles as important and legitimate means of
transportation, provided they are operated with due regard and concern for the safety of the general
public.
2. Pedestrians in cross walks, on sidewalks, and at all other locations designated for pedestrian
traffic shall have the right-of-way over non-motorized vehicles.
B. Definitions
1. Non-motorized vehicle--any wheeled vehicle which relies wholly or in part upon human or
animal power for propulsion. This includes skates, cycles, skate boards and similar devices, but does not
include wheelchairs operated by mobility impaired persons.
2. Cycles--includes unicycles, bicycles, tricycles, and other similar wheeled vehicles, regardless of
the number of wheels.
3. Skates--includes roller skates, roller blades, in-line skates, skate boards, and similar devices,
regardless of the number of wheels.
C. Non-motorized cycles
1. Non-motorized cycles are governed by state law. The cyclist has a right to use the streets and
highways just as a motorist. However, the relative size of the cycle and the lack of safety devices make it
extremely important that cycles be operated in accordance with the letter of the law.
2. Cycles may be ridden only in streets, highways, parking lots, and designated cycling paths.
Cycles may not be ridden on any sidewalk unless that specific section of the sidewalk has been designated
as a part of a cycling path.
3. Cycles and cyclists shall in all respects comply with applicable state laws and regulations,
including but not limited to: turn signals, lighting, brakes, lane changing, etc.
4. Bicycle racks are provided throughout campus for parking. All parked bicycles should be
locked in the rack.
D. Skates
1. Skates may be operated on campus in designated areas.
2. Skates may not be operated in campus buildings at any time.
E. Prohibited Activities
1. Acrobatic maneuvers, stunts, trick riding, speed runs, or other movements designed to display
or demonstrate the operator's physical ability to manipulate the non-motorized vehicle are prohibited on
university property, except in areas specifically designated for such operations.
2. The operators of non-motorized vehicles are responsible for controlling the speed of such
device so as not to endanger any pedestrian.
F. Penalties
Any person violating the provisions of this regulation may, upon conviction, be fined not more than
$200.00. Additionally, the violation shall be reported to appropriate authorities for administrative action
as deemed appropriate.
Non-motorized vehicles are legitimate means of transportation and may be operated on campus
sidewalks and paths, provided they are used solely as a means of transportation and not for purposes
prohibited by Paragraph A.4 above.
HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 23, Issue No. 5, eff May 28, 1999.

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