Authority

1.1 The Director of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) (herein referred to as the “Director”) is responsible for the registration and parking of vehicles on property owned or leased in whole or in part by Duke.

1.2 The Director will exercise discretion and authority in a manner as to ensure the proper and effective use and control of the available parking areas and facilities, and the benefit and maximum convenience of visitors, students and employees on the Duke campus. For the purpose of this document “campus” will include all University and Medical Center areas except where specified.

1.3 The Director retains the right to authorize or deny the use of or closing of campus streets and parking lots, and may suspend enforcement of parking regulations to allow for special events on campus.  Exceptions to regulations, temporary regulations and enforcement suspensions are valid only for when and how specified, and will not be considered precedent for future situations.

1.4 Liability: Duke University assumes no liability or responsibility for damage to or theft of any vehicle parked or in operation on the properties leased to or under the control of the Board of Trustees of Duke University.

1.4.1 Application: The provisions of this Document will apply to all Duke University employees, Medical Center/Health System employees, students, vendors, contractors and visitors, as well as the operators of all vehicles, whether public or private, and they will be enforced 24 hours a day, except where noted.  It is unlawful for any operator to violate any of the provisions of this Document.

1.4.2 The operator of any vehicle will obey the lawful instruction of any law enforcement officer, parking control officer, traffic officer, and any official traffic signs or control devices appropriately placed and in accordance with the provisions of these regulations. Whenever a particular section does not state that signs are required, such section will be effective without signs being provided.

1.4.3 Nothing in this Document will be deemed to prohibit authorized vehicles of Duke, or its agents, or of any public utility company from making any such stops as the establishment and maintenance of streets, grounds, water supply, and utility lines require.  It is unlawful to drive or park a motor vehicle on sidewalk, grass, or shrubbery unless such areas are designated for parking.

1.4.4 Monies: Any monies collected pursuant to this Document will be used to fund the operations and capital responsibilities of parking and transportation systems and such other purposes as deemed necessary to carry out the transportation program at Duke. PTS establishes parking fee rates necessary for the funding of operations and capital expenses.

1.4.5 Rules of Evidence: When a vehicle is found to be in violation of this Document it will be considered prima facie evidence that the vehicle was parked:
a. By the person holding a parking permit for that vehicle,
b. By the person registered with the University for a parking permit displayed on that vehicle, or
c. By the person on file as the vehicle's owner with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, or corresponding agencies of another state or nation.
d. Changes and Modification to these Policies - These terms and conditions are subject to annual review and modification.