Southeast Missouri State University

  1. Abandoned/Disabled Vehicles:
    Any motor vehicle in a condition that precludes its use on any public street or highway parked in the same location for more than 72 hours.
  2. Employee:
    Any individual employed by the University other than those classified as student employees.
  3. Parked/Parking:
    To put or leave a vehicle for a time in a certain location with or without the occupancy of the driver.
  4. Parking Lot:
    Any place or area set aside, marked, posted or intended for parking.
  5. Parking Permit:
    That object, either hangtag or decal, which identifies a motor vehicle as one that is authorized for parking on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Decals are permanently affixed to the driver’s side rear window on the outside of the window.
  6. Registration:
    The recording of a motor vehicle with Southeast Missouri State University Parking Services for a parking permit that authorizes a motor vehicle for parking on the campus.
  7. Student:
    Those persons pursuing ANY course of study at Southeast Missouri State University, other than those persons classified as University employees.
  8. Visitor:
    Any person who is not an employee or student of the University.
  9. Auto Boot:
    A device, for parking enforcement purposes, placed on the vehicle wheel to prevent movement of the vehicle.
  10. Parking Meters:
    May be used by faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University. Parking meters are designated for 30-minute or two-hour time limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and for 24-hour use. Time limited parking meters are used as permit only spaces after 5 p.m.
  11. Motorized Scooter/Motorcycle:
    Pertains to all motorized scooters, mopeds, motor bikes, motorcycles or other two- or three-wheeled, motor driven vehicles, herein referred to as motorized scooters/motorcycles.
  1. ALL vehicles that park on Southeast Missouri State University property must display a current parking permit.
  2. Vehicles without appropriate parking permits will be ticketed, booted and/or towed.
  3. Any tickets issued to the vehicle with a permit are the responsibility of the permit holder.
  4. Registrants agree to follow all parking rules and regulations and further agree to and realize they are responsible for all fines issued to the permit.
  5. Southeast Missouri State University bears no responsibility for any damage to vehicles parked on University-owned parking lots or local streets.
  6. All registration information is verified. False information will be corrected and appropriate parking assigned. Errors discovered after a permit is issued will result in permit recall.
  7. Parking permits are current through the academic year of issue. Application for parking permits can be made by mail or online at “My Southeast” beginning in July for the fall semester. Preferred parking is assigned through a lottery system.
  8. Permit Return
    Permits may be credited according to the following criteria:
    1. A student withdraws from school during the period established in the University refund schedule.
    2. A student graduates after a completed fall semester.
    3. A student does not return for a spring semester after a completed fall semester. The permit must be returned during finals week of the fall semester. The student must remain active during the entire fall semester. If you meet one of the listed criteria, contact Parking Services.
  9. Damaged, Sold or Traded Vehicles
    If the vehicle displaying the original parking permit is damaged, sold or traded, the original permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services to receive a replacement permit. Failure to return the original permit will result in the appropriate semester permit fee for a replacement permit.
  1. Motorized Scooters/Motorcycles must:
    1. Obey all vehicular traffic regulations.
    2. Be ridden in a safe manner with the riders observing the University speed limit of 15 MPH.
    3. Park in designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking areas or in any designated vehicle space that is valid for the purchased permit.
    4. Display a valid University parking permit that is affixed on the front fork, fender or windshield. The permit number must be visible from the front of the motorcycle.
  2. Motorized Scooters/Motorcycles may not:
    1. Be ridden on sidewalks, Transitway, service roads, private drives, lawns or green spaces.
    2. Be parked or stored in any University building.
    3. Be ridden in any way that may endanger pedestrians or used to take “short cuts” through unauthorized areas.
    4. Park in such a manner as to prevent automobiles from parking, i.e., parallel to the curb or between two parked cars.
    5. Park on sidewalks, Transitway, service roads, private drives, lawns, green spaces or adjacent to any building unless a designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking area exists there.
  3. Motorized Scooter/Motorcycle permit:
    1. Permits are available to faculty, staff and students.
    2. Permits are available as a regular parking permit option for faculty/ staff and students at the cost of:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $50
      2. Spring and Summer - $32
      3. Summer - $15
    3. Permits are available as an additional or upgrade parking permit option for faculty/staff and students when a regular permit for a motor vehicle has been purchased during the same academic period at a cost of:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $25
      2. Spring and Summer - $15
      3. Summer - $5
    4. Permits must be displayed on the front fork, fender or windshield. The permit number must be visible from the front of the motorcycle.
    5. Failure to register motorized scooter/motorcycle will result in University parking citations when appropriate and/or impounding or towing when necessary.
    6. Citations and impounding will be issued using current University parking policy and violation fines.
  1. CITY ORDINANCE 4390
    On Nov. 16, 2012 the City of Cape Girardeau established operational requirements for scooters, mopeds and motorized bicycles with engines 50 cc and below. The ordinance is applicable within the city limits of Cape Girardeau. Southeast Missouri State University adopted and enforces the same ordinance regarding scooter, mopeds and motorized bicycles.
  2. REQUIREMENTS 
    To lawfully operate a scooter, moped or motorized bicycle within Cape Girardeau’s city limits and on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, the requirements listed below must be met. Violations of these requirements may result in a maximum fine of $500 and 90 days in jail per incident and/or University disciplinary action.
    1. Valid driver license
    2. DOT-approved helmet
    3. Only one person; no passengers
    4. Insurance required; must carry proof
    5. Driver must remain seated
    6. Drive on streets with 35 mph or below speed limit
    7. Obey all road rules
    8. Maintain a working headlight, tail light and turn signals
  3. For more information visit cityofcape.org/police
  1. BICYCLE PARKING 
    Bicycles shall be parked, locked in a bicycle parking rack. Bicycles shall not park:
    1. On a sidewalk, at a tree or post, on a lawn, next to a building, in a roadway or locked to a chain bordering a lawn except inside a chained bicycle enclosure.
    2. Blocking or obstructing any entrance, exit, ramp or breeze way.
    3. In any campus building except in a designated storage area.
    4. In a parking area designated for motor vehicles.
    5. In other than an upright position.
    6. Taking more than one parking space at a bicycle parking rack.
    7. In areas other than those permitted or will be subject to removal.
  2. BICYCLE OPERATION AND OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC LAWS AND SAFETY
    Every person operating a bicycle on University property shall do so in obedience to all municipal and state traffic regulations, including:
    1. Practicing courteous, defensive riding, giving consideration both for pedestrians and for conditions that require traveling at safe speeds and having their bicycles under control at all time.
    2. Wearing a professionally rated and approved, properly-fitted bicycle helmet.
    3. Wearing light colored clothing after dark.
    4. Riding single file.
    5. Not carrying passengers or heavy, bulky items.
    6. Always assuming that cars do not see you.
    7. Using standard and clear hand signals.
    8. Always locking your wheel and frame to a bicycle rack.
    9. When riding between sunset and sunrise, bicycles should be equipped with and have an operating front white lamp and a rear red reflector or lamp.
    10. When riding between sunset and sunrise, each pedal should be equipped with a reflector that can be seen from both the front and the rear of the bicycle for a distance of 200 feet after dark.
    11. When riding between sunset and sunrise, bicycles should be equipped with side reflectors towards the front and rear, visible at night in reflected light for a distance of 500 feet. The reflector to the rear of the center of the bicycle must be red in color; the reflector to the front of center must be amber or yellow in color.
    12. Yielding to pedestrians in all situations of conflicting bicycle/pedestrian traffic.
  3. THEFT PREVENTION
    Each year several hundred dollars worth of property is lost to bicycle thieves. In any case of theft, the manner in which the bicycles were locked should not be a contributing factor. It is important to lock bicycles appropriately and perhaps even more importantly, choosing a quality locking device may prevent theft of your bicycle.
  4. CHOOSING A LOCK
    Unfortunately thieves are getting smarter and any lock is not enough. University Police recommend U-Locks with a bend in it to prevent the use of prying tools. This is a valuable addition to the lock and is not used on all U-Lock systems. The extra money spent on a good lock could save you hundreds of dollars in your investment. You may have to pay a few dollars more for a quality lock, but preventing bicycle theft is worth it. A good padlock should have at least a 7/16” hardened alloy steel shackle. If the steel is hardened, the “hardened” will be stamped on the shackle. Choose a cable or chain at least six feet in length, so you can secure the frame and front wheel around an object. If you elect to use a chain, remember the heavier the better. Thicker steel links (3/8” or better) provide greater resistance to cutting or prying. If you select cable, inspect it closely and make sure you do not have a thicker vinyl coating than steel.
  5. SECURING YOUR BICYCLE
    The number one thing that you can do to protect your bicycle from theft is to lock it up. Bringing it inside or just leaving it for a minute while you run inside is likely to cost you your bicycle. When you do secure your bike, make sure that you secure it through the frame and front wheel. If you have a quick release front tire, lock that up also. Remember to lock it to something worthwhile. For a quality lock to work, it has to be attached to a secure object. Many sign posts can easily be removed from the ground; railings can easily be cut. Make sure that you record the serial number and model of your bicycle. This is extremely important and could determine if you ever get your bicycle back once it has been stolen. Always report a theft of any kind to the University Police, including bicycle thefts. Doing so increases chances of the recovery and return to owners of many bicycles that are reported missing or stolen.

Changes in University Parking Regulations will be officially announced in University media and will become effective the date of announcement. Any recommendations regarding changes may be referred to the director of the Department of Public Safety.

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