- Operating a motor vehicle in any manner which may create a disturbance on campus may
be considered a traffic violation. This includes excessive use (determined by city
ordinance or officer's discretion) of boom box, stereo, horn, illegal exhaust systems,
squealing of tires or placing pedestrians or other drivers in a hazardous situation.
- All personnel, including visitors, are expected to adhere to all campus and state
regulations regarding safety procedures.
- All resident hall students who own or operate registered vehicles must use the parking
areas assigned to that residence hall. Residence hall parking lots are color-coded.
- Arkansas Tech University cannot and does not assume the obligation of providing parking
spaces for all vehicles at all times.
- Arkansas Tech University does not assume responsibility for the care and protection
of any vehicles or its contents while said vehicle is operated or parked on the campus
or lands controlled by the University.
- Vehicles that do not qualify for registration or "approved as safe" by the State of
Arkansas are not permitted on the campus at any time. Disabled and abandoned vehicles
will be turned over to the State Police for disposal according to law.
- Mechanical work other than minor repairs such as replacement of vehicle battery or
flat tires will not be permitted on the Tech campus.
- Arkansas Tech University reserves the right to restrict or revoke the use of an automobile
on campus to anyone if the use of that vehicle is thought to be detrimental to the
academic achievement of any student or if the person has abused the privilege of operating
said vehicle on or off campus.
- It shall be the responsibility of any driver of a disabled vehicle (i.e. dead battery,
out of gas, keys locked in car, etc.) to immediately notify the Public Safety Department
of the problem and location of the disabled vehicle. Failure to make notification
may result in the vehicle's being either towed or given a ticket. Abandoned vehicles
shall be towed at the owner's expense.
- Flagrant disregard of campus parking and traffic regulations will result in the vehicle
being towed to storage and parking privileges on campus revoked. Towing and storage
charges will be assessed prior to the release of the vehicle to the owner.
Moving violations include all traffic laws as stated in Arkansas Motor Vehicle and
Traffic laws and State Highway Commission Regulations. The official Tech parking citation
notice placed on vehicles will be sufficient as a summons for violation of these rules
and regulations. In lieu of a University citation, the violator may be issued a uniform
traffic ticket which will be adjudicated in Municipal Court.
Additional Violations/Rules are as follows:
*Speed limit on campus is 20 mph unless otherwise posted.
*Yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in campus crosswalks.
In accordance with A.C.A. 25-17-307, the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University
establishes the following rules and regulations, operation, and parking of motor vehicles
on Arkansas Tech University campuses. These rules and regulations are binding on all
members of faculty, staff, student body and others utilizing the lands owned and controlled
by Arkansas Tech University. Lands owned or controlled by Tech will henceforth be
known as "campus" for the purposes of clarification.
Arkansas Tech Department of Public Safety officers are constituted peace officers
by A.C.A. 25-17-305, by acting Board of Trustees, and under the laws of this state
possess all the authority provided by law for city police and county sheriffs to be
exercised as required for safety and protection of the University community.
Enforcement of traffic regulations on the Tech campus is the responsibility of the
Department of Public Safety. All drivers will observe and obey the orders of the Department
of Public Safety officers while such officers are engaged in the performance of their
respective duties. This includes producing and rendering identification and hangtags
*You are responsible for complying with all rules and regulations.