Vehicles

Purpose

The purpose of the Vehicles Policy is intended to promote safe operation of vehicles on University property.

Policy

All individuals operating or using a vehicle on Lynn University property must adhere to the regulations set forth in this Procedures/Guidelines section of this Policy.

Definitions

Vehicle— any motorized device for land transportation.

Procedures/Guidelines

I. Driving Regulations

All persons at Lynn University who park or operate a motor vehicle on campus do so under the laws of the State of Florida and the rules of the University. Any unsafe or illegal operation of a motor vehicle may be considered a violation of University policy and subject to appropriate discipline.

All persons who drive automobiles and/or motorcycles while attending Lynn University must obtain a parking permit (decal). The appropriate decal may be obtained in Campus Safety.

Parking in the designated lots on campus is considered a revocable privilege. The University reserves the right to ask anyone to remove a vehicle at any time. All unregistered motor vehicles may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

II. Motorcycles, Hoverboards, Mopeds, Bicycles, Rollerblades, or Skateboards

Riding motorcycles, hoverboards, motorized scooters, bicycles, mopeds, rollerblades, skateboards, or other conveyances in rooms, hallways, courtyards, lounges, and lobbies, as well on all University steps and stairways, presents an immediate hazard to all members of the University community and their use in these areas is therefore prohibited. All motorcycles and mopeds must be parked in an appropriate parking lot. Motorcycles and mopeds may not be parked or driven on sidewalks at any time. Bicycles can be stored in one’s room or locked on bike racks located outside of buildings. Bicycles may not be secured to trees, light poles, posts, handrails, or buildings.

In addition to the above, the following regulations must be observed:

  1. No person shall operate a skateboard, hoverboard, rollerblades, or a bicycle on a sidewalk or walkway that duly interferes with pedestrian traffic; caution is to be exercised at all times and the right of way yielded to pedestrians;
  2. Motorized vehicles, other than wheelchairs, may not be operated on sidewalks;
  3. No person shall operate a motorcycle, motorized scooter, bicycle, moped, rollerblades, skateboard, hoverboard, or other conveyance on any artificial or specially prepared surface (i.e., running tracks and basketball courts);
  4. Any person who operates a motorcycle, motorized scooter, bicycle, moped, rollerblades, skateboard, hoverboard, or other conveyance on campus is expected to comply with and is subject to any state or local ordinances or campus regulations, including adhering to all posted warning, caution, or speed limit signs; and
  5. In the absence of posted speed limits, operators are expected to act in a responsible manner and in respect of local conditions.

Violators may be subject to appropriate discipline, and unauthorized motorized vehicles that violate state or local ordinances, or campus regulations, or these Policies, and which present a continuing danger to the campus community may be subject to confiscation.

III. Parking Regulations

Campus Safety enforces parking and driving regulations and conduct on all property owned and controlled by the University. Students and employees parked in non-designated University areas will be ticketed. Motorcycles must be parked in the appropriate, specifically designated areas.

Parking spaces marked for handicapped use may only be used by persons who have a valid handicap permit issued by a government agency. Any vehicle parked in a handicapped area without a valid permit or parked in a marked fire lane will be ticketed by the Department of Campus Safety and/or the Boca Raton Police Department. Vehicles may also be towed at the owner’s expense in accordance with the City of Boca Raton fire codes.

Lynn University is private property and reserves the right to tow a vehicle at the owner’s expense should the vehicle be parked in non-designated areas, be in violation of University and/or state and local parking regulations or be a chronic offender of the Parking Policy.

Individuals wishing to discuss a ticket issued by Campus Safety, may do so by filing a request with the Office of Student Affairs in the E.M. Lynn Residence Center.

IV. Traffic Regulations

  1. Pedestrians have the right-of-way on campus.
  2. Maximum speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour.
  3. All loading zones must be cleared after loading and/or unloading of vehicles is complete.
  4. Driving is permitted only on designated roads.
  5. All vehicles are to STOP at intersections marked with a stop sign. Vehicles must come to a full stop before proceeding.
  6. Driving, stopping or parking on a lawn or sidewalk is prohibited.
  7. Drivers must have their vehicles under control at all times.
  8. The driver and vehicle must be properly registered in accordance with the State of Florida statutes.

Reckless driving of any kind, including but not limited to, persons endangering pedestrians or riding on the outside of car, may result in loss of campus driving privileges.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Campus Safety.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018