SUPD tickets issued for same causes
Published: Monday, May 7, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012 15:05
Southern University’s daily ticketing averages from 100-200 with students receiving the most for unregistered vehicles and parking in the wrong zone, according to information provided by the SU Office of Traffic and Parking.
Students, employees and visitors have specific places on campus to park that are color coded by signs that are provided by the university that will directthem to their specific parking areas.
“If a student is registered and parked in the correct zone, they never get a ticket,” said Kevin Johnson, director of traffic and parking.
The registration fee schedule for student parking permits is $25 for a semester permit, $4 for summer permit, $25 for commuter and SU Law Center students and $10 charge for replacement of any lost or unreturned permit.
Commuter students are issued red hang tags that are listed by the university as living off campus. They are instructed to park in zones 110S and 117S.
Students that are living on the south of campus are issued green decals and are listed in the university as living in Bethune, Bradford, Grandison, Owens, Reed, Washington or White residence halls. Their parking zones are 107D and 116D.
Students that live on the north of campus are issued purple decals that are listed by the university as living in the university apartments, Shade, Totty, Boley or Jones hall. Their parking zones are 102D and 103D.
Although classes are out on Fridays on SU’s campus, students can still get tickets they are parked in the improper zone during the hours of 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., which is considered hours of zone parking.
Tristan Haskett, a freshman therapeutic leisure and recreations major from Coushatta, La., said that he has received three tickets from the department of parking and traffic. He said that he feels that the parking zones are not fair.
“They need to consider all scenarios before they make the zones,” said Haskett.
According to Johnson in order to park on campus, all vehicles must be registered and in the correct zones during the hours of zone parking.
When students register for classes, Johnson said, they receive an outline when they are registering their vehicle on campus.
Johnson said that the outline marks the zones for all students, employees and visitors and each year the outline is printed to issue to student with vehicles registered.
According to the outline for parking and traffic, the university reserves the right to tow, immobilize and/or impound, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle on a 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week basis for violations.
The charge for immobilizing a vehicle is $50. Any and all towing fees will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner/operator and must be paid to the towing company.
The parking and traffic violation fines range from $30-$150, with parking, stopping, or standing in a handicap space without handicap permit being the highest as $150.
According to Johnson visitors are encouraged to get a visitors pass when they are attending a function on campus that is long as two to three days long.