LIPSCOMB SECURITY & SAFETY
Campus School Parking & Traffic Regulations
1. Lipscomb reserves the right to regulate the use of motor vehicles
on the campus and to forbid the use of a motor vehicle by
any person whose conduct in any way indicates that he/she is
not complying with Lipscomb regulations. The observance of
these rules and regulations is indicative of good citizenship on
the part of the student or employee of Lipscomb. In addition,
all federal, state, and local laws governing the operation of a
motor vehicle must be observed.
2. Lipscomb assumes no financial responsibility for theft or damage
to motor vehicles or their contents when the vehicles are
parked or operated on campus or elsewhere.
3. The registrant of a motor vehicle shall be held responsible for
all parking citations issued against the vehicle. Moving violations
will be charged to the operator of the vehicle, if known.
Otherwise, the registrant of the vehicle will be responsible for
4. The use of loud mufflers or other unusual noise-making
devices on a motor vehicle is not permitted on campus.
5. The speed limit on campus, including Mustang Drive, is 10
MPH. Speeding and/or reckless driving is a violation of safety
standards. Improperly starting a vehicle (squealing tires,
sliding vehicle, etc.) is a serious safety hazard, and persons
responsible will be disciplined and/or cited for the specific
6. A student’s possession and use of a motor vehicle on the
campus is a privilege, which may be revoked at any time by
the administration. Reasons for revoking the privilege may
include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs while
operating a vehicle. This would follow the action taken
by the appropriate administrator.
B. Irresponsible operation of a vehicle.
C. Leaving the scene of an accident.
D. Falsifying vehicle registration or gaining such registration
under a false pretense.
7. By registering and/or operating a vehicle on campus, each
student grants to Lipscomb the right to search the vehicle
with or without the student’s or parents’ presence. All evidence
found in such searches will be normally deposited with
the Lipscomb Security & Safety Office. The Vice President
and Director of Campus School or the appropriate school
coordinator will normally issue search authorization. Except
under an emergency situation, a vehicle search will be conducted
by at least two Lipscomb representatives. A student who
refuses permission for a vehicle search is subject to immediate
1. Registration of motor vehicles for all students is required
beginning with the school year and must be maintained
throughout the year. Each vehicle must be registered
during the week of academic registration or immediately
after the vehicle is brought to the campus, even if it has
temporary license plates. Registration of all vehicles is
required to operate them on campus.
2. The motor vehicle registration decal must be obtained
and COMPLETELY ATTACHED TO THE OUTSIDE
REAR WINDSHIELD IN LOWER LEFT
HAND CORNER (DRIVER’S SIDE) OF THE
VEHICLE. (A decal affixed by scotch tape is not acceptable.)
The only exception is with convertibles and Jeeps
(soft top only). The decal should be attached to the rear
driver’s side bumper. The Director of Lipscomb Security
& Safety must authorize any exception of this. The decal
is not transferable and must be on the vehicle that the student
drives. Any vehicle without a decal will be ticketed.
3. Decals are not transferable. Each vehicle operated on campus
must have a decal, permanent or temporary. Additional
vehicles may be registered, with the appropriate decal being
displayed, for the price of one vehicle registration.
4. There are two types of high school student decals:
(a) SENIOR decals (Seniors may park in any high
school area lot EXCEPT in faculty, guest, handicapped,
reserved, or university parking spaces.)
(b) UNDERCLASSMEN DECALS (Underclassmen
have the same privileges and restrictions as seniors
EXCEPT they may not park in the lot between the
high school gym and Granny White Pike.) In addition,
parking across from Granny White Church of
Christ is reserved for high school students and faculty
and staff only.
5. All students operating a vehicle on campus on a temporary
basis, as a substitute for a permanently registered
vehicle, will be issued a temporary permit upon application
to the Lipscomb Security & Safety Office at no
6. Motorcycles, motor scooters, and motorbikes will be
registered as motor vehicles, and the decal will be affixed
to a prominent place on the vehicle.
7. The vehicle registration fee for high school students is
$40.00 for the year. This fee is charged for the first decal
only. All other vehicle registrations are free. All registration
fees and fines are charged to the student's account
in the business office. The Lipscomb Security & Safety
Office does not accept any money.
8. Any person who obtains a different vehicle must register
it (at the Lipscomb Security & Safety Office).
9. Temporary registration is required for any vehicle parked
on campus. Temporary registration will normally be issued
for 1 to 14 days at no charge.
1. Unless a space is marked for parking, it is not a parking
space. The school does not guarantee an on-campus parking
space for all registered vehicles.
2. Vehicles blocking driveways, mailboxes, sidewalks, or
dumpsters will be cited for illegal parking and/or towed.
3. Vehicles are to be parked within marked spaces and are
not to protrude into another marked space.
4. Vehicles parked on the sidewalks along Granny White
Pike are subject to being ticketed and/or towed by the
Metro Police Department.
5. The Granny White Church of Christ requests students
park on the Mayfair Avenue side of the Fellowship
Building. Students are NOT permitted to
park next to the building on the north side, or the
drive on the south side of the building. These spaces
are marked GWCC and are reserved for the church
at all times.
6. Merchants across the street request no parking on
Granny White south of Morrow Avenue. Violators are
subject to being ticketed and/or towed by the Metro
1. Registration violations.
A. Failure to register vehicle or decal not displayed — $20
B. Improper registration or decal not properly displayed/mutilated
2. Parking violations.
For reserved, faculty spaces, and no parking areas the fines are
• Penalty for FIRST violation — $10.00
• Penalty for SECOND violation —$20.00
• Penalty for THIRD Violation — $40.00
• Penalty for FOURTH Violation — $80.00
• Penalty for FIFTH Violation — $160.00
• Penalty for SIXTH Violation — $320.00
3. Parking in fire lanes or by a fire hydrant, blocking a dumpster,
blocking driveways, mailboxes, sidewalks, traffic or another vehicle,
or driving or parking on sidewalks or grassed areas:
• Penalty for FIRST violation — $50.00
• Penalty for SECOND violation — $100.00
• Penalty for THIRD violation — $150.00
4. Moving traffic violations.
Fines are progressive.
• Penalty for FIRST violation — $50.00
• Penalty for SECOND violation — $60.00
• Penalty for THIRD violation — $75.00
5. In an effort to prevent a student from accumulating
excessive fine balances, once a fine balance reaches $250,
the student and his or her parents will be notified.
Should a fine balance reach $1000, the student’s vehicle
is subject to being towed at the owner’s expense each
time it is parked illegally.
Vehicles parked in fire lanes, by fire hydrants, blocking
dumpsters, blocking traffic or where deemed necessary may
result in towing of vehicle. Vehicle will be towed at the owner's
expense. A charge for towing must be paid in cash when
the vehicle is picked up. There is a per day storage fee.
If a student believes a ticket issued for a parking violation is
unwarranted because of extenuating circumstances, an appeal
form may be made at Lipscomb Security & Safety. The student
will be notified of a decision concerning the written appeal. If
that decision is not satisfactory, the student may ask for a date to
make an oral appeal with the Traffic Committee. Failure to
appear for this hearing constitutes a forfeit of all appeal privileges.
The decision of the Traffic Committee is final.
Appeals must be initiated within five (5) school days of
the date of the violations. After the five (5) day grace period
has expired, the violator automatically loses the right
to appeal and the violation fee becomes due.
Office of Lipscomb Security & Safety
Accidents, thefts, or any unusual situation or condition should be
Lipscomb Security & Safety is located in Elam Basement near the
To call Lipscomb Security & Safety —966-7600
To report a fire or medical emergency —Call 911;
on-campus extension 7600; or 966-7600 from your cell phone.
Be ready to give:
• Your Name
• Phone Number Calling From
• Nature of the Emergency
• Location of the Emergency