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In accordance with city fire regulations and the Americans With Disabilities Act, all handicap spaces and fire lanes
will be enforced 24 hours per day. A City of Abilene citation for violation of these spaces could result in a fine of up
to $200. HSU levies a $50 fine for handicap violation.
All HSU students who operate a vehicle with regular handicap issued license plates or who display a state or county
issued handicap hang-tag must report to campus police to validate the handicap plate or hang-tag.
This procedure is required to ensure that students do not abuse decals issued to other family members.
Students from HSU, McM, ACU, Abilene High School, Cooper High School, or Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
receiving citations must satisfy those citations on the campus where the citation was issued.
In addition to the citation and fine system for traffic and parking violations, the following conditions could result in
a vehicle having a wheel lock placed on the vehicle or having the vehicle towed off campus at the owner’s expense:
Four or more citations within a semester or summer period.
Blocking a fire lane, roadway, alley, building exit or entrance.
Parking in an area designated as a tow-away zone.
Vehicles banned from the campus by appropriate authority as a result of disciplinary action.
Any vehicle that is issued three or more citations for No Permit or Invalid Permit will be immobilized by a tire boot.
The tire device will also be used on vehicles that ignore warnings regarding handicap spaces, fire lanes, and
vehicles that block roadways and driveways. A $25 service charge will be required prior to release of a vehicle
impounded with the tire device.
Any vehicle that is issued five or more warning tags for parking in areas marked as reserved (e.g., faculty/staff,
commuter/visitor, or specific other holders) will be subject to immobilization by a tire boot or to being towed.
Charges for fines is on the back side of the issued citation. Citations must be satisfied within five days of issue date.
Fines are to be paid at the Business Office.
Persons receiving a citation that they believe is unjust may:
Report to campus police within five days and complete a traffic citation appeal form. This appeal will be
considered by the chief of police or his appointed agent, who will reply to the appeal within 10 working
If refused, complete a traffic appeal form that will be submitted to the vice president for student
development, who may call a meeting of the Student Traffic Committee to consider the case.
Student Traffic Committee
The Student Traffic Committee is composed of five members. The chairman and two members are chosen by the
vice-president for student development, and two members are chosen by the student body president. The
committee serves as an advisory board to the chief of police and functions as the traffic court for student appeals.
Student Conduct & Regulations
All regulations and policies in the Student Handbook apply to any student enrolled in HSU, regardless of the
number of hours enrolled, academic classification, or age. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of and
follow these regulations, as well as those in the Undergraduate Catalog.