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Officers of the Texas A&M University at
Galveston Police Department and student employees of the Police Department
Parking Monitor Program are authorized to issue several types of citations
for campus parking and moving traffic violations. These citations may be
issued in accordance with Texas Criminal Law or the Texas Traffic and
Motor Vehicle Laws, as well as Campus rules. Citations issued may be sent
to the city of Galveston Municipal Court, The Galveston County Courts, or
the Texas A&M University at Galveston review board.
The violations listed below represent the
most common violations and do not cover all possible violations for which
the Campus Police Department may issue citations.
Failure to properly display a current
TAMUG Parking Permit while parked anywhere on any TAMUG property.
Parking permits are issued by academic year. Permits for the 2009-2010
academic year are valid August 3, 2009 until August 15, 2010.
Parking where prohibited by signs or
Parking in an area not designated as a
parking area, including sidewalks.
Blocking a driving lane.
Parking in a handicapped zone or ramp,
unless the vehicle displays a specially designed license plate or
other identification, issued by the County Tax Assessor Collector from
the county in which the vehicle is registered indicating that the
vehicle is used by or for the transportation of disabled persons,
provided that the vehicle is actually parked by or used for the
transportation of a disabled person at the time it was parked.
Blocking a crosswalk or a sidewalk.
Parking in a loading zone unless
actually engaged in loading or unloading, or for more than fifteen
(15) minutes after completion of loading or unloading.
Parking in Fire Lane or Fire Zone.
Parking by faculty/staff or students in
any area or space marked for “visitors”.
Parking in front of or in any service
Parking within fifteen (15) feet of a
Parking in front of any movable barrier.
Parking in any place marked “No
Parking at any time on any beach area or
parked so as to block the access road to any TAMUG beach area.
Parking on the grass anywhere on campus
at any time.
Parking of motorcycles in any area not
specifically designated for motorcycles.
Parking any trailers (other than boat
trailers, parked in the authorized area at the Teichman Road campus,
registered in accordance with these regulations) without special
permission of the Chief of the TAMUG Police Department. Trailer
permits will not be issued for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Parking boats and boat trailers anywhere
on campus. Boat and trailer permits will not be issues for the
2009-2010 academic year.
Parking of inoperable vehicles on any
TAMUG Campus longer than seventy-two (72) hours without special
permission of the Chief of the TAMUG Police Department.
a vehicle become so inoperable that it cannot be moved to a
designated parking area, it is the responsibility of the owner or
operator to notify the University Police Department as soon as
possible. Under no circumstances may a disabled vehicle be left in
any manner or location that constitutes a traffic or safety hazard.
Any motor vehicle which is inoperable
or which does not have a valid license properly affixed to the
vehicle is hereby declared abandoned and shall be removed from the
campus at the expense of the owner unless special arrangements are
made with the Chief of the University Police Department or his
Vehicles will be parked in a marked
space so that the vehicle is completely within the markings and does
not interfere with other vehicles.
Where parallel parking is permitted,
vehicles will be parked no more that eighteen (18) inches from the
curb. Where no curb is present, vehicles shall be parked parallel to
the street so as not to block, encroach upon, or otherwise interfere
with the movement of traffic. A vehicle will be parked parallel and
will be oriented in the direction of traffic flow in the street or
traffic lane in the street where it is parked, but it will not be
parked in the grass.
No vehicle may be parked in any place
that will obstruct the normal flow of traffic. This includes roadways,
entrances, exits, and curbsides in all TAMUG parking lots.
All Campus members must refrain from
parking in areas marked with temporary parking devices and signs
placed by TAMUG Police for special events. Unauthorized vehicles will
be subject to removal at the owner’s expense.