Operating a Vehicle on Campus

The operation of a motor vehicle at York College is a privilege and the College reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or revoke this privilege for just cause.

Driving on Campus

It is the responsibility of the driver to comply with all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania traffic regulations, including licensing, registration, financial responsibility (insurance), traffic control devices, and vehicle operation.

York College Campus Safety Officers are authorized by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (Title 75) to regulate and enforce all campus traffic rules and regulations. All vehicles driven on the College campus are subject to the rules and regulations of the campus as well as Pennsylvania State traffic laws and are to obey all traffic control devices.

The speed limit on all campus roadways is 15 miles per hour. No person shall operate a vehicle at a greater speed than is reasonable and practical under existing conditions.

All faculty, staff, students and visitors are to drive with caution and adhere to this speed limit. Drivers are required to obey all traffic signs, signals, devices and instructions from authorized persons directing traffic. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. Anyone operating a motor vehicle contrary to these designations or in a negligent manner will be issued a traffic citation from the Department of Campus Safety. Any offense can result in a judicial hearing if the circumstances of the case warrant. The Department of Campus Safety has the discretion to revoke the privilege of anyone operating a motor vehicle on campus.

Vehicle Accidents - If you are involved in a vehicle accident on campus and wish to file a report, you must do so promptly. Vehicles involved in minor accidents occurring in roadways may be moved so that traffic can flow unimpeded. Any vehicle accident involving injury or towing MUST be reported immediately. As per the PA Motor Vehicle Code, all accidents in which a person has been injured and/or an involved vehicle has to be towed from the scene, the appropriate police department MUST be called and a report must be completed. Please note that leaving the scene of an accident to which you are a part of is against the law in the State of Pennsylvania.

Traffic Citatons - Payment of traffic citations may be made online, by mail. or at the Business Office in the Miller Administration Building.  The citation should be included with payments by mail.  Checks should be made payable to York College of Pennsylvania and should include the students name and the citation number.  Cash should never be sent through the mail.

An unpaid citation considered to be ‘outstanding’ and treated as a delinquent bill.  Students will have transcripts withheld and will not be able to register for classes or obtain grades until the citations have been paid.

Traffic Citation Fines Schedule

Citation Appeals–You may file an appeal to contest traffic or parking citation at the Campus Safety office.  The citation being appealed must first be paid within ten (10) business days from the date that the citation was issued.  Once this deadline has passed, appeals are not eligible for review and your right to appeal will be forfeited.

The appellant should set forth reasons for contesting the citation on the appeal form.  The statement should include clear and convincing evidence.  Any supporting documentation or evidence (such as photographs, medical documentation, auto repair receipts, etc.) may be attached to further substantiate claims.

Appeals are reviewed and resolved by the Ticket Appeals group of the Student Senate’s Operations and Security Committee.

Appeals may be fully or partially granted or denied; any refunds due to a successful appeal will be credited to the students account.  All decisions are mailed to the appellant and are final.