Chapter 132J-116 WAC

Last Update: 7/13/15

TRAFFIC AND PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS

WAC Sections

132J-116-010Purpose for adopting rules.
132J-116-021Definitions.
132J-116-030Applicable traffic rules and regulations.
132J-116-040Permits required for vehicles on campus.
132J-116-050Authorization for issuance of permits.
132J-116-060Valid permit.
132J-116-080Transfer of permits.
132J-116-090Permit revocation.
132J-116-100Right to deny permit.
132J-116-110Right to appeal.
132J-116-120Responsibility of person to whom permit issued.
132J-116-130Designation of parking.
132J-116-140Parking within designated spaces.
132J-116-150Regulatory signs and directions.
132J-116-160Speed limit.
132J-116-170Pedestrian's right of way.
132J-116-180Two-wheeled motorbikes or bicycles.
132J-116-190Report of accidents.
132J-116-210Issuance of traffic tickets.
132J-116-220Fines and penalties.
132J-116-230Liability of college.
132J-116-240Exceptions.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
132J-116-020Definitions. [Order 73-4, § 132J-116-020, filed 6/6/73.] Repealed by WSR 94-04-052, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140.
132J-116-070Display of permit. [Order 73-4, § 132J-116-070, filed 6/6/73.] Repealed by WSR 94-04-052, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140.
132J-116-200Enforcement. [Order 73-4, § 132J-116-200, filed 6/6/73.] Repealed by WSR 94-04-052, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140.


132J-116-010
Purpose for adopting rules.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.50.140(10), the board of trustees of Green River College, District 10, is granted authority to make rules and regulations for pedestrian and vehicular traffic on property owned, operated, or maintained by the college district. The rules and regulations contained in this chapter are adopted under that authority for the following purposes:
(1) To protect and control pedestrian and vehicular traffic;
(2) To assure access at all times for emergency traffic;
(3) To minimize traffic disturbance during class hours; and
(4) To facilitate the operation of the college by assuring access for vehicles and regulating the use of parking spaces.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and 34.02.353 [34.05.353]. WSR 15-15-071, § 132J-116-010, filed 7/13/15, effective 8/13/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-010, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-010, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-021
Definitions.

As used in this chapter:
(1) "Board" shall mean the board of trustees of Green River College, District 10, state of Washington.
(2) "Campus" shall mean any and all public lands owned, operated, or maintained by Green River College, District 10, state of Washington.
(3) "Campus security officer" shall mean an independent contractor or employee of the college who is designated by the vice president for business affairs as being responsible for campus traffic control, parking, and security.
(4) "College" shall mean Green River College, District 10, state of Washington.
(5) "Faculty member" or "academic employee" shall mean any employee of Green River College, District 10, state of Washington whose employment is as a teacher, counselor, librarian or academic department head, except an administrator.
(6) "Parking permit" shall mean a writing issued under the authority of the vice president for business affairs which grants a license to its authorized holder to park a designated vehicle on the campus for a time period and under conditions stated thereon.
(7) "Permanent" parking permits shall mean permits which are valid, as specified thereon, for a school term or a portion thereof exceeding one month.
(8) "School term" shall mean, unless otherwise designated, the time period commencing with the summer quarter of a college calendar year and extending through the immediately subsequent fall, winter, and spring quarters.
(9) "Staff member" shall mean a contracted or classified employee of Green River College, District 10, state of Washington.
(10) "Student" shall mean any person who is enrolled in Green River College.
(11) "Temporary" parking permits shall mean permits which are valid for a specific period designated on the permit up to a maximum of one month.
(12) "Vehicle" shall mean an automobile, truck, motor cycle, motor scooter, or other motor-driven vehicle.
(13) "vice president for business affairs" shall mean the college employee designated with that job title or with the responsibilities of that title by the president, and any person designated by the vice president to act for her/him on any matter(s) arising under this chapter.
(14) "Visitor" shall mean any person other than a student, faculty member, staff member, or officer of the college, who lawfully comes upon the campus for purposes which are in keeping with the college's role as an institution of higher education in the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and 34.02.353 [34.05.353]. WSR 15-15-071, § 132J-116-021, filed 7/13/15, effective 8/13/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-021, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94.]



132J-116-030
Applicable traffic rules and regulations.

The other traffic rules and regulations which are also applicable upon the campus are as follows:
(1) The motor vehicle and other traffic laws of the state of Washington; and
(2) The traffic code of the county of King, state of Washington.
[Order 73-4, § 132J-116-030, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-040
Permits required for vehicles on campus.

No student, faculty member, staff member, or visitor may stop, park, or leave a vehicle whether attended or unattended upon the campus without a valid parking permit issued pursuant to WAC 132J-116-050.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-040, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.10 and 28B.50 RCW. WSR 81-14-011 (Order 81-1, Resolution No. 80-81/4), § 132J-116-040, filed 6/24/81; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-040, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-050
Authorization for issuance of permits.

The vice president for business affairs is authorized to issue parking permits to students, administrators, faculty members, staff members, and visitors of the college, as follows:
(1) A person may be issued a parking permit upon the proper registration of his vehicle with the college.
(2) A person may be issued a temporary, permanent, visitor, or special use parking permit, as appropriate, under standards adopted by the vice president for business affairs.
(3) Additional permits may be issued to an individual who shows that he/she drives more than one vehicle but agrees to park only one vehicle on campus at any one time.
(4) The vice president for business affairs shall determine the fee, if any, to be charged for each type of permit. Persons who pay the current fee for parking permits and later request a refund shall receive refunds according to the refund policy.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-050, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.10 and 28B.50 RCW. WSR 81-14-011 (Order 81-1, Resolution No. 80-81/4), § 132J-116-050, filed 6/24/81; Order 77-1, § 132J-116-050, filed 5/20/77 and 9/15/77; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-050, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-060
Valid permit.

(1) A valid parking permit is:
(a) An unexpired permanent, temporary, visitor, or special use permit,
(b) Issued under the authority of the vice president for business affairs,
(c) Used according to its terms, and
(d) Affixed to and visible from outside of the vehicle—and the windshield if the vehicle has one.
(2) No permit will be valid for more than one year.
(3) Expired permits shall be removed from the vehicle.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-060, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.10 and 28B.50 RCW. WSR 81-14-011 (Order 81-1, Resolution No. 80-81/4), § 132J-116-060, filed 6/24/81; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-060, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-080
Transfer of permits.

(1) Parking permits are not transferable except as provided herein.
(2) If a vehicle is sold or traded, a new permit will be issued to the new owner or driver at no cost if he/she brings the invalid permit or remnant thereof, and the permit number, to the permit-issuing office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-080, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-080, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-090
Permit revocation.

A parking permit is the property of the college and may be revoked by the vice president for business affairs:
(1) When the purpose for which the permit was issued no longer exists or applies;
(2) When it is used by a person or on a vehicle other than the one for whom or which it was issued;
(3) For falsification on the permit application;
(4) For the holder's or vehicle's continued or flagrant violations of parking or traffic regulations; or
(5) When it has been altered.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-090, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-090, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-100
Right to deny permit.

The vice president for business affairs may deny a parking permit to anyone who has had a previous parking permit revoked or refused, or whose driving or parking record indicates a significant disregard for the rights or safety of other people.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-100, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-100, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-110
Right to appeal.

(1) When a parking permit has been revoked pursuant to WAC 132J-116-090 or has been denied under WAC 132J-116-100, or when a fine or penalty has been levied under this chapter, such action may be appealed through a brief adjudicative proceeding.
(2) Such an appeal may be made by filing within twenty days of the challenged action a written request for such a proceeding with the vice president for marketing and student development, or her/his designee, who shall serve as presiding officer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-110, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-110, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-120
Responsibility of person to whom permit issued.

The person to whom a parking permit is issued shall be responsible for every violation of college rules and regulations involving the vehicle. However, such responsibility shall not relieve any other person of her/his separate responsibility for the same violation(s). In the event that a vehicle in violation is not registered with the college, the registered owner will be responsible for any violation(s).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-120, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-120, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-130
Designation of parking.

(1) Parking spaces available on campus shall be designated and allocated by the vice president for business affairs.
(2) Faculty and staff spaces shall be so designated.
(3) Student spaces will be all spaces designated for parking and not posted for faculty or staff or otherwise restricted.
(4) Parking spaces may also be designated for visitors or other special purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-130, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-130, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-140
Parking within designated spaces.

(1) All vehicles must be parked within designated parking areas and parking stalls.
(2) No vehicle shall be parked so as to occupy any portion of more than one parking space or stall as designated within the parking area. The fact that another vehicle may have been improperly parked shall not constitute an excuse for violation of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-140, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-140, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-150
Regulatory signs and directions.

The vice president for business affairs is authorized to erect signs, barricades and other structures, and to make or post marks or other directions upon the entry ways and streets, to effectuate the objectives of this chapter. Drivers of vehicles shall observe and obey the signs, barricades, structures, markings and directions erected pursuant to this section. Drivers shall also comply with the directions given them by a campus security officer in the control and regulation of traffic.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-150, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-150, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-160
Speed limit.

No vehicle shall be operated on the campus at a speed in excess of fifteen miles per hour, or such slower speed as is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances. No vehicle of any type shall at any time use the campus parking lots for testing, racing, or other activities not authorized by the vice president for business affairs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-160, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-160, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-170
Pedestrian's right of way.

(1) The operator of a vehicle shall yield right of way to any pedestrian. However, no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible or unsafe for the driver to yield.
(2) Whenever any vehicle slows or stops so as to yield to pedestrian traffic, the operator of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such a vehicle which has slowed or stopped to yield to pedestrian traffic.
(3) Where a sidewalk is provided, pedestrians shall proceed upon such a sidewalk.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-170, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-170, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-180
Two-wheeled motorbikes or bicycles.

(1) All two-wheeled vehicles powered by an engine shall park in a space designated for motorcycles only. No vehicles shall be ridden on the sidewalks on campus at any time unless authorized by the vice president for business affairs.
(2) Bicycles and other nonmotored cycles shall be subject to posted or published regulations as established by the vice president for business affairs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-180, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-180, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-190
Report of accidents.

The operator of any vehicle involved in an accident on campus resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to the property of any one person to an apparent extent of at least $500 shall within twenty-four hours report such accident in writing to the vice president for business affairs and to the appropriate law enforcement agency as required by RCW 46.52.030 or other law. Any other accident may be reported, if desired, to a campus security officer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-190, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-190, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-210
Issuance of traffic tickets.

Upon observing the violation of any of the rules and regulations contained in this chapter, the vice president for business affairs or a campus security officer may issue a summons or citation setting forth the date, the approximate time, permit number, license information, infraction, issuing person, and applicable fine(s). Such summons or citation may be served by attaching or affixing a copy thereof in some prominent place outside such vehicle or by personally serving the operator.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-210, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-210, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-220
Fines and penalties.

(1) The vice president for business affairs is authorized to adopt and impose fines and penalties for violation of the rules and regulations contained in this chapter.
(2) A vehicle parked in violation of a parking regulation will be subject to a fine and also may be impounded, in accordance with RCW 46.55.070 et seq. and other applicable law, and taken to such place for storage as the vice president for business affairs selects. The expenses of such impound and storage shall be the responsibility of the registered owner and the driver of the vehicle. The college shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impounding and storage.
(3) An accumulation of traffic or parking violations by a student, staff member, administrator or faculty member may be cause for disciplinary action, to be initiated by an appropriate administrator.
(4) An accumulation of unpaid fines against a student, staff member, administrator or faculty member may be turned over to a private collection agency for collection. Other appropriate collection procedures may be initiated as deemed necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-220, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.10 and 28B.50 RCW. WSR 81-14-011 (Order 81-1, Resolution No. 80-81/4), § 132J-116-220, filed 6/24/81; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-220, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-230
Liability of college.

The college assumes no liability under any circumstances for vehicles on campus.
[Order 73-4, § 132J-116-230, filed 6/6/73.]



132J-116-240
Exceptions.

(1) No vehicle owned by a governmental agency, as evidenced by its license plate, will be required to display a parking permit. Such vehicles will be subject to all other parking and traffic regulations.
(2) No patrol, service, maintenance, or other college vehicle, or vehicle authorized by a college officer to be on campus for official college business, will be required to obey parking regulations when being used for a college purpose which requires nonconforming parking.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 94-04-052, § 132J-116-240, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; Order 73-4, § 132J-116-240, filed 6/6/73.]