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General Information

A. Belmont University reserves the right to regulate the use of motor vehicles on campus and to forbid the use of a motor vehicle by any person whose conduct in any way indicates that he or she is not complying with university regulations. The observance of these rules and regulations is indicative of good citizenship on the part of the student or employee of the university. In addition, all federal, state, and local laws governing the operation of a motor vehicle must be observed.

B. Belmont University assumes no financial responsibility for theft or damage to motor vehicles or contents when the vehicles are parked or operated on campus.

C. The registrant of a motor vehicle shall be held responsible for all parking citations issued against the vehicle.

D. Tickets may be carried over from semester to semester within a school year if the tickets cannot be billed to an account because of no decal or falsified information.

E. Moving violations will be charged to the operator of the vehicle.

F. The use of loud mufflers or other unusual noisemakers is prohibited.

G. Pedestrians shall have the right-of-way on the campus.

H. A traffic citation, once issued, can only be dismissed or excused by the Student Justices associated with Judicial Services. In some special or unusual circumstances, the Chief of Campus Security may void a traffic citation.

I. A person's possession and use of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege, which may be revoked by the Chief of Campus Security. Reasons may include, but are not limited to:

i. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs while operating a vehicle

ii. Irresponsible operation of a vehicle

iii. Leaving the scene of an accident

iv. Failure to report an accident involving personal injury or property damage

v. Excessive violations (5 or more per semester) or other demonstrated disregard for these regulations

vi. Falsifying vehicle registration or gaining such registration under false pretenses

J. These rules and regulations apply on all campus property, which includes the section of Belmont Boulevard between Portland Avenue and Acklen Avenue.