Registration Now Required for Motorcycles, Motorized Scooters on Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 15, 2009 — In order to maintain the safety of motorcycles and motorized scooters at Southeast Missouri State University and to protect University property from damage, motorcycles and motorized scooters must now be registered with parking permits and incorporated into the University’s parking system. 

The new policy was approved by Southeast’s Board of Regents in September.

Beth Glaus, manager of Parking and Transit, said permits can be purchased for the entire academic year or for the fall, spring or summer semester only. Permits for motorcycles and motorized scooters registered in addition to or along with a motor vehicle will be sold at a reduced/upgrade rate. 

Parking Decal Rates for motorcycles and motorized scooters are as follows:

–Fall, Spring, Summer  $50–Fall or Spring only  $25–Summer only   $10

Parking Decal Rates for motorcycles and motorized scooters registered in addition to a motor vehicle are as follows:

–Fall, Spring, Summer  $25–Fall or Spring only  $10–Summer only   $ 5

Glaus says owners of motorcycles and motorized scooters may register for permits online at My Southeast or at Parking Services located in the Department of Public Safety in the D-Wing of Dearmont Hall.  Permits registered online must be picked up at Parking Services in Dearmont Hall.  

Operators of motorcycles and motorized scooters must obey all traffic regulations and be ridden in such a manner that the rider’s or pedestrian’s safety is not threatened, Glaus said. Parking permits for these vehicles must be affixed on the front fork, fender or windshield of the vehicle, with the number visible from the front of the motorcycle.  Failure to register motorcycles or motorized scooters will result in University parking tickets when appropriate or impounding when necessary, she said. Current parking policy and violation fines will be used for ticketing and/or towing and at the owner’s expense. 

Motorcycles and motorized scooters with parking permits may park in designated motorcycle/motor scooter parking areas, according to Glaus. They may not be ridden on sidewalks, transit ways, service roads, private drives or lawns or green spaces or be ridden in any way that may endanger pedestrians or used to take shortcuts through unauthorized areas, she said.  Glaus added that they may not be parked on sidewalks, transit ways, service roads, private drives, lawns, green spaces or parked adjacent to any building unless a designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking area exists there. They may not park in such a manner as to prevent automobiles from parking, such as parallel to the curb or between two parked cars or parked or stored in any University building or room, she said.

For more information on motorcycle or motorized scooter permits or regulation, please contact Parking Services at (573) 651-2310 or parking@semo.edu.