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Parking Regulations

 

 

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

 

Regulations

for the Control of Vehicular

Traffic and Parking

on the St. John’s Campus

and on the

Grenfell Campus
Memorial University of Newfoundland

INTRODUCTION

 

The Memorial University Traffic Regulations govern parking on all Memorial University property including the main campus in St. John’s and the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook . These Regulations have been approved by the Board of Regents pursuant to the Memorial University Act, RSNL 1990 c. M-7, as amended, and registered under the Statutes and Subordinate Legislation Act, RSNL 1990 c. S-27, as amended.

REGULATIONS

Analysis

1. Short title
2.
Definitions
3.
Application
4.
Revisions and conflict
5.
Passenger drop-off/pick-up points
6.
Parking in designated areas only
7.
Parking meter spaces
8.
User pay parking
9.
Issuing permits
10.
Permit areas
11.
Obtaining a parking permit
12.
Process of application
13.
Affirmation by applicant
14.
Special consideration
15.
Designated areas
16.
Decals
17.
Special or temporary permit
18.
Registration of multiple vehicles
19.
Second permit
20.
Car pools
21.
Car pool permits
22.
Replacement permits
23.
Persons with disabilities
24.
Special occasions
25.
Departmental permits
26.
Retired faculty and staff
27.
Prohibition
28.
Payment of fees
29.
Prorated permits
30.
Cancellation of permits
31.
Cancellation of gate control cards
32.
Alternative designated areas
33.
After hours parking
34.
Alternate parking for permit holders
35.
Closure of parking areas
36.
Trailers
37.
Parking prohibitions
38.
Interference with other vehicles
39.
Parking prohibited
40.
Prohibited parking
41.
General prohibitions
42.
Parking approval – Facilities Management
43.
Disabled parking
44.
Visitor’s parking
45.
Enforcement
46.
Possession of vehicle without consent
47.
Rescinding permits
48.
Rescinded permits
49.
Towing fee
50.
Impounding fee
51.
Release of seized vehicles
52.
Repeal
Schedule

1. Short title
These regulations may be cited as the Memorial University Traffic Regulations.

2. Definitions
In these regulations
(a) "Act" means the Memorial University Act ;
(b) Aboard” means the Board of Regents;
(c) "campus" includes all land owned, occupied or leased by the University and any buildings erected thereon ;
(d) ACampus Enforcement and Patrol @ means the security force of the university;
(e) "car pool" means where 2 or more persons register separate vehicles to comprise a car pool;
(f) Acrosswalk" means
(i) a part of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs or by lines or other markings on the surface, or
(ii) the part of a roadway at an intersection that is included within the connection of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on the opposite sides of a highway, measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the roadway;
(g) "drop off points" means areas on campus designated for the drop off and pick up of passengers;
(h) "employee" means a person on the payroll of the university or a person employed by Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority and working at the Health Sciences Centre;
(i) "fee" means a fee as prescribed by the board;
(j) "hospital" means the Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority;
(k) " Memorial University of Newfoundland " means the corporate body established and continued under the Act;
(l) "minister" means the minister appointed under the Executive Council Act to administer the Act;
(m) "motor cycle" means a motor cycle within the meaning of the Highway Traffic Act ;
(n) "motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle within the meaning of the Highway Traffic Act and includes a motor cycle;
(o) "no parking area" means
(i) a part of the university land where signs are erected under the Act or under these regulations to indicate that no parking is permitted,
(ii) a part of the university land that is not covered by a hard surface, or
(iii) a part of the university land that is a sidewalk, walkway or otherwise not intended for use by a motor vehicle;
(p) "park" or Aparking@ means to permit a vehicle whether occupied or not to remain in a stationary position, except when halting temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, the loading and unloading of goods and passengers;
(q) "parking areas" means that portion of university land designated for the parking of motor vehicles;
(r) "parking meter" means a device which indicates on it the length of time during which a vehicle may be parked and which has as a part of it a receptacle for receiving and storing coins, a slot or place in which the coins may be deposited, a timing mechanism to indicate the passage of the interval of time during which the parking is permissible and which also displays a signal when the interval of time has elapsed;
(s) "parking meter space" means any area or portion of any highway, street or parking area marked out pursuant to these Regulations for the accommodation of a vehicle and adjacent to which a parking meter has been installed;
(t) "permit" means a permit issued under the Act or these Regulations;
(u) "permit only area" means a part of the campus where signs erected under subsection 35(7) of the Act indicate that parking is not permitted except under permit;
(v) “person” includes a partnership, corporation or association;
(w) "roadway" means that portion of university land designated for the use of motorized vehicles, excluding parking areas;
(x) "service personnel" means persons employed by companies, firms, government departments, individuals or agencies providing services full‑time or part-time on campus;
(y) "signs" means a marking or device displayed or erected by the university to regulate the movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and the parking of vehicles on campus;
(z) "student" means a student registered in either day or evening courses for credit or non‑credit;
(aa) "summons" means an issued summons which relates to an alleged traffic or parking offence;
(bb) "traffic control device" means a parking meter, mechanical gate or other device used for the control of traffic or parking;
(cc) “traffic officer” means a member of Campus Enforcement and Patrol or a police officer;
(dd) "university" means the Memorial University of Newfoundland;
(ee) "university land" means all land owned or occupied or leased by the university and any buildings erected thereon;
(ff) “vehicle” means a vehicle as defined by the Highway Traffic Act, and includes a motorcycle;
(gg) "visitor" means a person not defined as a student, employee or service personnel.

3. Application
(1) All persons using university land are subject to these regulations.
(2) Unless otherwise specified, these regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

4. Revisions and conflict
(1) Any revision to these regulations shall be published in the MUN Gazette and the Muse and may be posted on the university notice boards.
(2) In the case of a conflict between map designations and on‑site signs regarding parking instructions, the on‑site signage shall be assumed to be the more recent and shall take precedence.

5. Passenger drop-off/pick‑up points
Locations for the drop-off and pick‑up of passengers have been established on campus and are marked with signs.

6. Parking in designated areas only
(1) Parking on campus is permitted in designated parking areas only unless permission to park elsewhere is given by a Campus Enforcement and Patrol officer or police officer.
(2) Parking in designated parking areas shall be in accordance with signs and instructions noted regarding restricted times
(3) Parking is not permitted on campus roadways, loading zones, fire zones, traffic lanes within parking lots, drop-off points, or where otherwise indicated by signs
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), parking may be permitted on campus roadways where metered parking is provided.
(5) A person shall not park a vehicle in a manner that violates or contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3).

7. Parking meter spaces

(1) The Director of Facilities Management is authorized to designate and mark out by suitable lines or markings separate parking meter spaces, adapted for the parking and accommodation of a vehicle, on the roadways or other university property and to cause to be installed adjacent to each such parking meter space a parking.
(2) Each parking meter shall have marked on the face plate of the meter the maximum period of time during which a vehicle may be parked in the parking meter space adjacent to which such parking meter is installed.

8. User Pay Parking
(1) User pay parking is available in designated areas at the times and for the rates posted
(2) No vehicle shall be parked in a designated user pay area until the designated fee has been paid
(3) All vehicles parked in designated user pay areas shall be parked in a manner complying with these Regulations and shall be removed prior to 07:00 daily.
(4) A person shall not park a vehicle in a manner contrary to this section.

9. Issuing Permits
The issuance of parking permits shall be under the direction and control of the Director of Facilities Management and administered by Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

10. Permit areas
The Director of Facilities Management is authorized to designate areas on university land as parking areas and to mark out and designate by suitable lines markings or signs within such areas, designated parking spaces adapted for the parking and accommodation of a vehicle, whether on the roadways or other university land and to designate the parking permits applicable for each such designated area.

11. Obtaining a parking permit
(1) Students, employees, service personnel and other persons having a direct association with the university or hospital, and wishing to park a vehicle in a designated area on campus shall obtain a parking permit.
(2) Application forms for parking permits referred to in subsection (1) are available at the Campus Enforcement and Patrol Office.

12. Process of application
(1) Applications may be processed by mail.
(2) The application form shall be completed and signed by the applicant, and shall include the applicable fee and proof of ownership of the vehicle.
(3) University employees requesting their parking fee to be deducted from their salaries must complete and sign the applicable portion of the application form.

13.
Affirmation by applicant
(1) By signing the application form, the applicant acknowledges that he or she has read, understands, and agrees to abide by these regulations.
(2) Applications may not be processed if the applicant has outstanding tickets and the applicant has previously shown disregard for these regulations.

14. Special consideration
(1) In special circumstances, an application made by an individual for a parking permit for a vehicle not registered to him or her may be considered
(2) Written permission from the registered owner of the vehicle must be provided before consideration will be given to requests made under subsection (1).

15.
Designated areas
(1) Parking in designated areas shall be allocated as space permits.
(2) The fees for each designated area will be prescribed by the board.
(3) Priority shall be given to full‑time faculty and staff and to persons with disabilities who were registered for the parking area in the previous year.
(4) Priority for the current year's permit issue shall not be applicable after May 31.
(5) Full-time students living in university residences may apply for a parking permit, on a semester basis, for area 8, 10A, 11, 12, 14, 22 or 24.
(6) Full–time students living in residences at Grenfell Campus may apply for areas P-4, P-2.2, P-6 and P-7.
(7) Permits will be granted on a first-come basis.
(8) Full-time and part-time day students not residing on campus, and who have acquired a minimum of 48 credit hours, may apply for a permit, on a semester basis, for area 16A or 36 (or in such other areas in which the manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol has determined that space is available) and such permits will be issued as space is available on the basis of a computerized random draw.
(9) Part-time evening students may apply for a permit for area 15, 16A or 36, which if available will be valid for parking after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
(10) Students living in university residence while attending summer semester or intersession may apply for a permit for area 8, 10A, 11, 12, or 14 and such permits will be granted on a first-come basis.
(11) Students not residing on campus while attending summer semester or intersession, and who have a acquired a minimum of 48 credit hours, may apply for a permit for area 16A or 36 (or in such other areas in which the manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol has determined that space is available) and such permits will be issued as space is available on the basis of a computerized random draw.
(12) In the event that an applicant does not receive the preferred parking area indicated on the application form, a written request may be sent to the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol, indicating a continued interest in the preferred area as space becomes available.

16. Decals
(1) Permits in the form of decals issued for vehicles other than motorcycles or car pool vehicles or multiple vehicles shall be affixed on the inside of the front windshield and located in the top centre behind the rearview mirror so as not to interfere with the drivers vision, as approved by the minister.
(2) Decals when affixed must be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle.
(3) Motorcycle decals shall be affixed on the front or rear fender so as to be clearly visible.
(4) Where a location referred to in subsection (1) or (3) is not considered satisfactory, applicants may contact Campus Enforcement and Patrol for advice regarding satisfactory placement of the decal.
(5) All previous university decals shall be removed from the windshield.

17.
Special or temporary permits
(1) Temporary or special permits may be issued by Campus Enforcement and Patrol to meet specific needs of students, employees or other persons having a direct association with the university
(a) when the registered vehicle is out of service;
(b) when the registered owner suffers temporary health or disability problems; or
(c) for guests of the university.

(2)
Special or temporary permits shall be in the form of cards and must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.

(3)
An administrative charge as prescribed by the board shall apply.

18. Registration of multiple vehicles
(1) A person may be permitted to register two vehicles for the same parking area.

(2)
The area fee for registration in subsection (1) shall apply for the first vehicle and an administration fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for the second vehicle.

(3)
Where registration is permitted under subsection (1), only one vehicle shall be parked on the designated parking area at a time.

(4)
Multiple vehicle permits shall be laminated by Campus Enforcement and Patrol and shall be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus

(5)
Upon being satisfied of a breach of this section Campus Enforcement and Patrol may rescind the permit issued for both vehicles either in addition to or in substitution of any other penalty.

19.
Second permit
(1) As space permits, a second permit may be issued where 2 persons using one vehicle on campus request permission to park in different parking areas.

(2)
Where the areas requested have different fee schedules, the higher fee shall apply and an additional administrative fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for the second permit.

(3)
Both permits shall be laminated by Campus Enforcement and Patrol and shall be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.

20.
Car pools
(1) Two or more employees, or three or more students, may apply for a single permit at the appropriate fee for use in a car pool.

(2) An application shall be completed for each vehicle in the car pool.

21.
Car pool permits
Car pool permits shall be laminated by Campus Enforcement and Patrol and shall be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.

22.
Replacement permits
(1) Replacement permits may be issued as circumstances require upon sale of vehicles or replacement of windshields or in other circumstances as considered appropriate by Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

(2) Recognizable portions of the valid permit previously issued shall be returned to Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

(3) An administrative fee as approved by the board shall be charged for permits issued under subsection (1).

23.
Persons with disabilities
(1) Persons physically disabled or having some other health disability who require special consideration regarding parking may make requests in writing to the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol:
(a) when submitting their application form; or
(b) regarding particular parking problems.

(2) Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate requests made under subsection (1).

(3) Medical verification of disability may be required for an application under subsection (1) by the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

24. Special occasions
(1) Persons organizing conferences, seminars, or inviting guest lecturers may contact the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol concerning desired parking arrangements.

(2) Where circumstances warrant special temporary permits may be issued for such designated areas, such duration and upon such conditions as determined appropriate by the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

(3) An administrative fee as approved by the board shall be charged for permits issued under subsection (2).

(4) A person shall not park a vehicle in violation or contravention of any of the conditions of a special temporary permit.

25. Departmental permits
(1) Departments, including those departments located off campus which have requirements for personnel to visit other departments or sections on campus or departmental business, may apply for a special departmental permit.

(2) Applications giving full details of special requirements shall be submitted in writing by the dean, director, or department head to the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol

(3) A departmental parking permit shall only be used by members of a department in carrying out their duties to the university or the hospital and is intended to provide temporary parking in a parking area other than that allocated to the individual.

(4) Departmental permits shall only be used by currently registered permit holders in vehicles registered with the university.

(5) The dean, director, or department head making an application under subsection (2) shall ensure that a departmental permit is not misused.

(6) The misuse of a departmental permit referred to in subsection (4) may result in the rescission of the permit.

26. Retired faculty and staff
(1) Faculty and staff retired from the employ of the university or the hospital may apply for a parking permit.

(2) Permits issued under subsection (1) shall be free of charge.

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), permits to retired faculty and staff shall be issued on a space available basis.

27. Prohibition
(1) A person shall not deface, copy, duplicate a permit issued under these regulations.

(2) A person shall not provide false or misleading information in the process of obtaining a parking permit.

(3) A person shall not leave a vehicle continuously parked on university land for more than 3 consecutive days without prior approval from the Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

28.
Payment of Fees
(1) All fees referred to in these Regulations shall be as prescribed by the board.

(2) Fees may be paid at a Campus Enforcement and Patrol Office.

(3) Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, money order, or electronic debit when available.

(4) Employees sending fees through the mail may send their cheque or money order payable to Memorial University of Newfoundland.

(5) University employees may have their parking fee paid through salary deduction by completing and signing the applicable portion of the application form.

(6) Applicants shall include their employee number on the application form.

(7) Applications for payroll deduction shall not be accepted after September 30 in the current parking year.

29. Prorated permits
(1) Permits issued for the current parking year shall be valid from May 1 to April 30.

(2) Permits issued after June 30 in the current parking year shall be prorated monthly.

30. Cancellation of permit
(1) A permit holder wishing to cancel a parking permit shall do so by returning recognizable portions of the decal or permit to Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

(2) Individuals requesting a refund shall complete a request for refund form.

(3) Where the original payment was in the form of cash or cheque, a 30 day processing period shall apply.

(4) Where the original payment was a payroll deduction
(a) a lump sum deduction shall be processed against the applicant's payroll to close out an outstanding balance; or

(b) where there is no outstanding balance, the request for refund shall be processed and a cheque available 30 days from the final payroll deduction.

(5) It is the responsibility of the employee to initiate the refund process.

(6) A prorated refund shall be made, if applicable.

(7) An administrative fee shall be deducted from a refund, and a minimum refund shall apply after that administrative fee has been deducted.

(8) Refunds shall be calculated by Campus Enforcement and Patrol and paid by cheque from the Comptroller's Office.

31.
Cancellation of gate control cards
(1) A permit holder who is issued a gate control card with a permit and who wishes to cancel his or her permit may be required to return the control card and all recognizable portions of the decal or permit.

(2) Where the control card is submitted to Campus Enforcement and Patrol, the refund shall be calculated in accordance with these Regulations.

32. Alternative designated areas
(1) The issuance of a permit for a designated area does not guarantee that parking space will be available at all times in that area.

(2) Where the assigned area on 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 16, 16A, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 36, 51, 52, 56, 56A, 60 or 62 is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is Area 16A.

(3) Where the assigned area on 9, 9A, 9B, 9C, 9E or 9K is fully occupied, the alternative parking for valid permit holders is area 9G.

33. After hours parking
Parking areas 9 and16A are available, under normal circumstances, to a vehicle with a valid university parking permit after 3 p.m.

34. Alternate parking for permit holders
(1) A vehicle displaying a valid university parking permit may, as space permits, park in another parking area at the following times:
(a) between Monday 5 p.m. and Tuesday 7 a.m. ;
(b) between Tuesday 5 p.m. and Wednesday 7 a.m. ;
(c) between Wednesday 5 p.m. and Thursday 7 a.m. ;
(d) between Thursday 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. ;
(e) between Friday 4 p.m. and Monday 7 a.m. ; and
(f) during statutory holidays and other times when the university buildings are closed.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to Parking Areas 1, 1A, 2, 8, 9B (East), 9H, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, and 56A on campus and parking areas with control gates or parking meters.

35. Closure of Parking Areas
(1) Parking areas may be closed when necessary for maintenance, cleaning, snow clearing, safety or other purposes.

(2) A person shall not park in a parking area that has been closed.

36. Trailers
(1) Trailers shall not be parked on campus unless explicit permission is given by Campus Enforcement and Patrol.

(2) A person shall not park a trailer in a manner that violates or contravenes this section.

37. Parking prohibitions
(1) A person shall not park a vehicle in designated parking areas for which a permit is required without a valid permit for that area.

(2) A person shall not park a vehicle in a designated parking area for which that person has a valid permit without properly displaying the permit as specified in these regulations.

(3) A person other than the holder of a permit shall not park a motor vehicle in an area for which a permit is required.

(4) A person shall not park a vehicle in such a way as to occupy more than one parking space within a designated parking area.

(5) A person shall not enter a designated parking area which is controlled by a gate control device or for which payment is required other than through the designated entry way.

38. Interference with other vehicles
A person shall not park a motor vehicle upon university land in a manner as to interfere with the parking of other motor vehicles or other motor vehicles attempting to enter upon or leave a portion of university land.

39. Parking prohibited
(1) Where a sign which has the words "NO PARKING" or a symbol for "NO PARKING" inscribed on it is erected on a roadway and the part of the roadway to which the sign is applicable is clearly indicated by painted lines or words or markers on the roadway or by additional words inscribed on the signs describing the area to which the prohibition of the sign is applicable by name or other description or by reference to another sign erected on or near the same roadway, the driver of a vehicle shall not park the vehicle in the area to which the sign applies, or between the hours or during the time specified on the sign.

(2) Where a sign which has the words "NO PARKING EXCEPT UNDER PERMIT" or a symbol for "NO PARKING EXCEPT UNDER PERMIT" inscribed on it is erected on a roadway and the part of the roadway to which the sign is applicable is indicated by painted lines or words or markers on the highway or by additional words or symbols inscribed on the sign describing the area to which the prohibition of the sign is applicable by name or other description or by reference to another sign erected on or near the same roadway, a person other than the person to whom the permit was issued shall not park a vehicle in the area to which the sign applies.

(3) A person shall not park a vehicle in a manner that violates or contravenes this section.

40. Prohibited parking
(1) A person shall not park any vehicle in any parking meter space at any time unless the driver or operator of such vehicle, immediately after parking such vehicle in such parking meter space, deposits in the parking meter adjacent to such parking meter space a coin or coins as indicated on such parking meter for each sixty minutes of time or part thereof during which such vehicle is to be parked in such parking meter space.

(2) Upon compliance with such requirements, such person shall be entitled to use such parking meter space for parking purposes for the interval of time indicated by the timing mechanism of such parking meters.

(3) A person shall not allow a vehicle to remain parked in any parking meter space for a period longer than that for which payment has been made by the driver or operator in the form of coins deposited in the parking meter adjacent to such parking space but the driver or operator may park a vehicle in a parking space for the unexpired time remaining on the parking meter from this previous use without depositing a coin in such meter.

(4) A person shall not permit a vehicle to remain in a parking space while the signal "Expired" or "Violation" is in view on such parking meter.

(5) A person shall not permit a vehicle to park or cause or permit to be parked in any parking meter space any motor vehicle forming part of the stock-in-trade of any Company or person who is a dealer in motor vehicles.

(6) A person shall not park a vehicle at a metered parking space other than in the direction of the normal traffic flow.

(7) A person shall not allow a vehicle to remain parked in any parking meter space for any period longer than the maximum period of time indicated by the marking on the face plate of the parking meter adjacent to such parking meter space.

(8) A person shall not park any vehicle in such a manner that it is not wholly within the area designated or marked under these Regulations as a parking meter space and, if a vehicle of such length is to prevent it from being parked within one parking meter space and occupies part of the adjoining parking meter space, then the person parking such vehicle shall make the necessary deposit of coins as required by these Regulations in the parking meter for each of the adjoining parking meter spaces occupied in whole or in part by such vehicle as if such persons had parked two vehicles in such adjoining parking meter spaces.

41. General prohibitions
(1) Except where otherwise provided or where necessary to avoid conflict with traffic or to comply with the law or the directions of a traffic officer or traffic-control device, a person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle on a roadway or university land such that the vehicle or a part of it is
(a) in violation of the direction provided by any sign erected and applicable to the area in which the vehicle is parked;
(b) on a campus roadway;
(c) in a no parking area;
(d) double parked;
(e) in an area that is not clearly defined as a parking space;
(f) occupying more than one marked parking space;
(g) on a sidewalk, walkway, landscaped area or in any area not designated or intended to be used for parking;
(h) in front of a public or private driveway;
(i) in front of an authorized loading door designated as that by the Director of Facilities Management;
(j) within an intersection or within 6 meters of an intersection;
(k) within 1 meter from the point on the curb or edge of the roadway immediately opposite a fire hydrant;
(l) within 3 meters of a fire exit
(m) within a hospital emergency area,
(n) within a designated fire lane,
(o) within a designated loading zone;
(p) within a crosswalk;
(q) within 6 meters of the approach of a crosswalk;
(r) within 10 meters upon the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
(s) within a designated bus stop or drop off area;
(t) within 6 meters of a designated bus stop or drop off area;
(u) alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking obstructs traffic;
(v) on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a roadway;
(w) in a manner contrary to the directions of a posted sign;
(x) obstructs or impedes the movement of other vehicles or pedestrians; or
(y) in a place in contravention of a traffic-control device that gives notice that stopping, standing, or parking is there prohibited or restricted.

(2) Except where otherwise provided or where necessary to avoid conflict with traffic or to comply with the law or the directions of a traffic officer or traffic-control device, a person shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle on a highway so that the vehicle or a part of it is in a place of contravention of a traffic-control device that gives notice that stopping, standing, or parking is there prohibited and restricted.

(3) Except where otherwise permitted, a driver shall not stop, stand or park a vehicle on a highway other than on the right side of the highway parallel to that side and, where there is a curb, with the wheels within 30 centimeters of the curb.

42. Parking approval – Facilities Management
(1) Except in accordance with the Act or these Regulations, the driver of a vehicle shall not park the vehicle upon university land unless permission has been obtained from the Director of Facilities Management, either orally or in writing and either without or subject to conditions.

(2) A driver who receives permission under subsection (1) shall park the vehicle in accordance with the conditions to which the permission is subject or, where there are no conditions, as otherwise directed by the Director of Facilities Management.

43. Disabled Parking
(1) For the purposes of this section:

(a) "disabled parking space" means a parking space set aside for disabled persons to park a motor vehicle and so designated by the parking prohibited except disabled sign;
(b) "parking prohibited except disabled sign" means the sign used to designate that parking is prohibited at all times, disabled drivers excepted, on all days, in the direction(s) indicated by the arrow(s). This sign shall conform to the specifications of the RB-71 sign in the 4th edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for ;
(c) "international wheelchair logo" means the sign or symbol with a white wheelchair on a blue background;
(d) "permit" means the permit bearing the international wheelchair logo which has been issued by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador .

(2) No person other than the holder of a valid permit or a person accompanying a permit holder shall park a motor vehicle in a disabled parking space.

(3) Every person who holds a permit and parks in a disabled parking space shall display that permit in the driver=s side, lower portion of that vehicle=s windshield while parked in that space.

(4) For the purpose of this section, a motor vehicle displaying a valid special license plate or valid parking permit with the international wheelchair logo and issued under the laws of a province other than the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador or a state of the United States, shall be recognized as valid and allowing the special parking privileges provided in these Regulations.

44. Visitor’s Parking
A person who is not a visitor shall not park a motor vehicle in a parking space designated for visitor’s parking.

45. Enforcement
(1) Any person who violates or contravenes any provision of these Regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable to the fine set out in the in the Fine Schedule which forms part of these Regulations, or where no such fine is set out, to the penalty provided in the Act.

(2) A vehicle parked in violation of these Regulations or the Act may be towed and impounded at the direction of a Campus Enforcement and Patrol officer if:
(a) the parking offence continues for 48 hours;
(b) the vehicle is interfering with the parking of other motor vehicles;
(c) the vehicle is interfering with other motor vehicles attempting to enter upon or leave a portion of university land;
(d) the vehicle is obstructing the flow of traffic on a roadway or parking area;
(e) the vehicle is parked in a fire lane or loading zone; or
(f) the vehicle is parked in a manner that creates a hazard to pedestrians or other vehicles.

46. Possession of vehicle without consent
(1) The owner of a vehicle shall incur the penalties provided for a violation of these regulations with respect to a vehicle owned by him or her unless at the time of the violation the owner establishes that some person, other than the owner, was in possession of the vehicle without the consent of the owner.

(2) Nothing in this regulation shall relieve the driver or operator referred to in subsection (1) from incurring the penalties provided for a violation of these regulations.

47. Rescinding permits
A parking permit may be rescinded the Director of Facilities Management for(a) obvious disregard of these regulations;
(b) defacing a permit;
(c) copying or duplicating a permit;
(d) misuse of a permit;
(e) supplying false information; or
(f) damaging or tampering with a traffic control device or sign.

48. Rescinded permits
Persons whose university vehicle parking permits have been rescinded shall not be eligible for a refund.

49. Towing fee
A towing fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged by the university and shall be payable during normal business hours at the Campus Enforcement and Patrol Office on the St. John's campus or at the Bursar’s Office at Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook.

50. Impounding fee
An impounding fee per day or any part of a day as prescribed by the board may be charged for an impounded vehicle and shall be payable during normal business hours at the Campus Enforcement and Patrol Office on the St. John's campus or at the Bursar's Office at Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook.

51. Release of seized vehicles
Vehicles towed or impounded shall be released to the registered owner on the payment of the applicable towing and impounding fees.

52. Repeal
The Traffic Control and Parking Regulations, Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 1123/96, is repealed.

Schedule
The following fines are to be applied to the offences specified

1. Any breach of s. 40 -- $15.00
2. Breach of any other section -- $20.00

 

 

 

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