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The university also reserves the right to inspect vehicles located on university property. Vehicles may be searched
only by university personnel given authorization by the vice president for student development or the chief of
The student in whose name a vehicle is registered will be responsible for any liability or damage claims (including
violation penalties) arising from the operation of the vehicle.
While the university will make every effort to protect vehicles on its property, the university cannot assume any
responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents.
Vehicle Operation and Parking
Traffic and parking regulations are enforced 24 hours daily, seven days a week. Ownership of a registration decal
does not guarantee a parking space, nor does the absence of a parking space justify violating any regulation.
Each university police officer has the authority to issue citations for violations, to direct traffic as necessary, and to
place special regulatory signs and barriers in required locations for emergency situations or special events. Other
university personnel may also be designated to enforce traffic and parking regulations.
Washing or repairing privately owned motor vehicles on university property is prohibited.
The university reserves the right to inspect the contents of any vehicle situated on university property at any time.
The speed limit on all university property is 15 MPH.
All traffic control signs and devices must be obeyed.
All state laws governing traffic, registration, licensing and inspection must be observed while on HSU property.
HSU may have additional regulations.
The university enforces all city and state statutes.
General parking is not allowed in areas designated as no parking (red) zones, handicap parking, or areas painted
yellow. Color coded decals designate parking areas. Decals are available at the HSU Police Department.
Handicap and fire-lane parking is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Exception: Areas specifically marked
“Faculty, Staff, Visitors, Commuter/Visitor, and Residence hall Parking Lot” unless otherwise posted, may be used
by anyone with a valid decal between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Vehicles parked in angle, lined, or parallel parking spaces must be parked within the lines. Backing into angle or
lined spaces, or pulling through such spaces from the wrong direction is not permitted.
Spaces marked handicap may only be used by vehicles displaying license plates or dash cards issued by authorized
county, state, or federal authorities. Temporary dash cards will be issued upon request by the university police
chief in cases of leg injuries or other circumstances considered appropriate by university officials. These dash cards
are only recognized as official while on university property and are not intended for city and/or state-wide use.