Parking and Traffic Regulations

Parking and Traffic Regulations

It is the student's responsibility to understand and follow college traffic regulations. Maps of the parking area are available at the main office of the NKM Building and at the Safety and Security Office located in the Information Commons. For additional information regarding the Parking and Traffic Regulations contact the Director of Safety and Security, 417-447-6985, or the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at 417-447-4852.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Any person who drives a car, truck, motorcycle or moped on campus and is associated with the College must register the vehicle regardless of its ownership.

Vehicle Registration Form

Campus Traffic Regulations

All operators of motor vehicles are subject to College traffic regulations while on campus. Drivers must be in possession of their valid operator's license at all times.

All vehicular accidents must be reported promptly to the Security Office. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of space is not an excuse for violation of parking regulations.

Violations of the Code

  • Parking in a restricted parking lot or zone.
  • Parking in a handicapped parking zone without a proper handicapped decal or license plate displayed.
  • Parking on grass (unless signs indicate this is permissible).
  • Blocking any legally parked vehicle.
  • Not displaying a current parking tag.
  • Parking in a "No Parking" zone.
  • Parking in other restricted zone.
    Parking against the traffic flow.
  • Reckless driving.
  • Blocking or obstructing traffic, street, crosswalk, sidewalk, fire hydrant, building entrance or exit, or another vehicle properly parked.
  • Protruding into the line of traffic.
  • Double parking.
    Parking on shoulder of road (except where parking is indicated by official signs).
  • Driving in excess of posted speed limits.
  • Failure to obey traffic signs.
  • Failure to obey directions of campus security officers.
  • Failure to yield the right of way at pedestrian crossings.
  • Following too closely.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
  • Operating a vehicle causing loud and unnecessary noise such as loud mufflers, horns, sound systems, etc.
  • Failure to yield right of way to emergency vehicles.
  • Failure of two-wheeled vehicles to park in areas designated for them.
  • Operating or parking a vehicle in any manner that creates a safety hazard.
  • Leaving a vehicle on college premises overnight without notifying the campus security officer.
  • Parking in a place not designated for parking.

Violations of Traffic Regulations

$15.00 Per Violation.

For failure to comply with a lawful directive of any one charged with the responsibility of enforcement of the Traffic Regulations, and failure to pay parking fines owed, the following penalties may be imposed:

  • College may prohibit a student from enrolling for classes for the next term.
  • College may withhold grades, transcript, and deny graduation.