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Transportation and Tobacco Use
Although alternative modes of transportation on campus are encouraged, certain exceptions and regulations on their use must apply.
- Motor Assisted Scooter – a self-propelled vehicle with at least two wheels in contact with the ground during operation; a braking system capable of stopping the device under typical operating conditions; a gas or electric motor not exceeding 40 cubic centimeters; a deck designed to allow a person to stand or sit while operating the device; and the ability to be propelled by human power alone.
- Bicycle – a device that a person may ride that is propelled by human power and has two tandem wheels at least one of which is more than 14 inches in diameter.
- Rollerblades – shoe or device attached to a shoe, having a set of wheels (includes roller skates).
- Skateboard – non-motorized device where two or more wheels are attached to a platform upon which a rider stands.
- Pedestrian – a person on foot.
Motor scooters and bicycles on campus are subject to motor vehicle laws and regulations outlined by the Texas Transportation Code. Motor scooters must be registered and the operators licensed according to the Texas Transportation Code. All state laws concerning the operation, movement and storage to include parking of the above vehicles are in full force and effect while on college property.
Rollerblades and skateboards as defined, or any variance thereof, are strictly prohibited from being operated on campus grounds, buildings, hallways, parking areas, sidewalks, in or around pedestrians, on any stairway, wall, bench, fountain, tennis court or within any structure or facility; or on any property owned or occupied by Central Texas College District unless otherwise posted. Other prohibited areas include land, grass, shrubbery, gardens, flowerbeds, and other areas where pecuniary loss may occur.
Vehicle operators shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing a roadway in a crosswalk. A pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle if crossing a roadway at a place other than a marked crosswalk. The operator of a vehicle approaching from the rear of a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross a roadway may not pass the stopped vehicle.
Anyone found in violation of this regulation may be subject to state law penalties and/or campus disciplinary action.
ON-CAMPUS TOBACCO USE POLICY
All buildings on the Central Texas College campus are tobacco free. No tobacco products (cigars, cigarettes and any type smokeless tobacco) may be used in any college building, enclosed facility or vehicle. Additionally, smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of any building entrance and a violation of this policy can result in a monetary fine.