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music and other forms of intellectual property as well as make responsible use of the Internet. If an investigation results in a finding that copyright infringement has taken place, the mandatory minimum discipline is a written reprimand. The discipline for the most serious violations may be permanent expulsion. They may also be subject to civil damages or criminal penalties. Violations of this policy are governed by the USC Upstate Code of Student Behavior 19. Parking and Traffic Regulations University Police Officers enforce South Carolina traffic laws and issue state approved Uniform Traffic Citations (blue tickets). Copies of citations are for-warded to the South Carolina Department of High-ways and Public Transportation for inclusion in the state-wide driver point system. Some helpful hints to avoid parking tickets: • All vehicles must be registered if they are to be driven, parked, or otherwise maintained on the University of South Carolina Upstate campus • Parking and Traffic Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day unless otherwise stated • Faculty/Staff parking spaces are indicated • Report vehicle breakdowns immediately to the University Police Department if the vehicle is parked in violation of rules and regulations • Parking permits are to be displayed on the driv-er’s side rear windshield. • Red and yellow curbs indicate no parking • Absence of a “no parking” sign or a yellow line does not indicate an area where parking is permitted • Definition of “park:” The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not • Vehicle must be pulled into space front end first with decal visible. Backing in or pulling through a parking space is prohibited • Students and Faculty/Staff are not guaranteed a place to park unless so specified by their permit • If you must drive an unregistered vehicle you must obtain a temporary permit at University Police prior to parking on University property Who Needs A Parking Permit? Anyone who parks on campus must register his/her vehicle with University Police in order to receive a parking permit. This permit must be displayed on the vehicle to park on university property. Exceptions are made for special events as desig-nated by the Chief of Police. Where Can I Park? Parking lots are color-coded with signs designat-ing the type of permit required to park in each area. Only park in areas designated for your permit. Park-ing permit colors are utilized as follows: Green - Faculty and Staff Yellow - Commuter Students Red - Residential Students What Are Some Of The Major Parking And Traffic Regulations? • Unless otherwise posted, the campus speed limit is 25 MPH ( parking lots speed is 10 MPH) • Parking is prohibited at fire hydrants, fire lanes-sidewalks, behind trash bins and in the traffic circles of the Administration, Campus Life Cen-ter and HPAC buildings • Vehicles must be parked parallel in designated lined spaces • Vehicles must be parked in appropriate color coded parking areas. Pull vehicle into space front end first. • Vehicles backing into spaces or pulling though spaces will be cited • Parking permits must be displayed on the out-side of the left driver’s side rear window. Parking Fines The driver and/or registered owner of a vehicle is responsible for all violations incurred. If citations are not paid within thirty days, fines will increase (holds will be placed on student accounts.) Appeals must be made within three business days from the date of issue. Habitual offenders may have their vehicles immobilized with a wheel boot (Habitual offenders are defined as having five or more unpaid parking fines or three or more failure to register citrations). Parking fines are approved by the University Board of Trustees. Infraction Fine Backing in or Pulling Through $ 25 Vehicle Immobilization (booting) $ 75 Parking Permit Not Displayed $ 25 Parking Improperly $ 25 Parking in No Parking Area/Grass $ 25 Parking in Loading or Service Zone $ 25 Blocking (sidewalk or driveway) $ 25 No Parking Permit for Zone $ 25 Parking at Fire Hydrant or in Fire Lane $ 50 Parking along Yellow Curbs $ 25 Parking in Reserved Spaces $ 25 Failure to Register Vehicle $ 25 Parking in Handicapped Space $100 Blocking Handicapped Space/Curb $100 DUI, First Offense $737 Reckless driving (6 points) $400 Underage possession of alcohol $ 125-$225 Speeding (over 10 MPH is 4 points) $ 100-$150 1‘6106 - ‘17 Student Handbook 156


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