19.4 Fines, Charges, and Violations

(Amended 12/06; 10/15)
  1. The University is not responsible for fines, impoundment charges, or other costs resulting from violations of traffic or parking regulations by drivers of University vehicles. If a fine or charge is levied, it is paid by the person to whom the vehicle was assigned when the violation occurred. The driver receiving a citation, who believes the charge is not meritorious, is responsible for the defense.
  2. In case of reported violations of law or Fleet Services regulations, the Vice President of Business Services determines whether or not a suspension should be imposed, after giving the driver and the departmental executive officer or other appropriated administrator an opportunity to discuss the alleged violation. (See V-19.5 Fleet Safety Program.)
  3. Government jurisdictions assessing fines or charges will present notice to Fleet Services. If the driver of the vehicle is identifiable, Fleet Services transmits the notice of violation to the driver, and the driver is responsible for paying the fines or charges.
  4. The records of a driver with a persistent pattern of violations will be forwarded to the appropriate University departmental administrator for review and actions. If there is no improvement, the Director of Parking and Transportation may determine that the driver may be denied access to and use of University vehicles for a stated period of time. (See V-19.5 Fleet Safety Program.)