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Regulations on Skateboards, Bicycling, Rollerblading, & Motor Scooters

I. Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to establish guidelines governing the use of skateboards, bicycles, motor scooters, and rollerblades on campus. Reference is also made to the Tarleton Student Handbook, Code of Student Conduct.

II. Definitions

Skateboard--non-motorized device where two or more wheels are attached to a platform upon which a rider stands.

Bicycle--self-propelled device having one or more wheels.

Rollerblades--shoe or device attaching to a shoe, having set of wheels (includes roller skates).

Motor Scooter--a cycle with small wheels and a low powered engine; a powered scooter.

University property--campus and any other property owned or controlled by Tarleton State University.

III. Regulation

  1. Persons riding any of the above will always exercise reasonable care and caution and always yield right of way to pedestrians. It is strongly suggested that all riders on any of the above conveyances wear protective headgear, such as approved helmets.
  2. None of the above will be ridden in crowds of pedestrians, on any stairway, wall, bench, fountain, tennis court, in the Intramural Complex, inside Memorial Stadium, or within any structure or facility. Other prohibited areas include grass, shrubbery, gardens, flower beds, and other areas where pecuniary loss may occur.
  3. None of the above conveyances will be left unattended in or on
    • handicapped ramps
    • buildings
    • hallways
    • stairwells
    • classrooms
    • entrances
    • exits
    • any place that will impede free and clear use of such area
  4. ALL bicycles must be registered throught the Parking Office and display a current bicycle permit. Bicycle permits are free.
  5. Motor Scooters on campus are subject to the motor vehicle regulations found in the Student Parking Rules and must have a valid motorcycle permit. Motor scooters may be parked in bicycle or motorcycle parking.
  6. No motorized vehicles are allowed within the closed areas of the streets unless the vehicle is owned, operated, or otherwise controlled by the University.  Prohibited vehicles also include motorized bicycles, scooters, mopeds and motorcycles.  In the instance of a motorized bicycle, it may be peddled within the bollard area but the combustion motor may not be used.
  7. The University or its designate(s) may adopt additional regulations concerning the riding of any of the above as deemed necessary. General conduct is covered in the Student Handbook, Code of Student Conduct, Categories of Misconduct.
  8. All state laws concerning the operation of the above devices are in full force and effect on University property.

IV. Penalties

  1. Compliance with these regulations is expected from all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  2. Offenders will be issued University citations and/or referred for disciplinary action.
  3. Repeat offenders may receive notice of Trespass on University property and/or prohibition of riding on campus grounds.