The Department of Campus Safety at Citrus College receives its authority to enforce traffic and parking regulations from the California Penal Code, the California Vehicle Code, and provisions established by the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. Traffic rules and regulations were adopted by the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees to facilitate vehicular movement and parking, while providing for the safety of all persons using the campus.
The following regulations are enforced on the Citrus College campus (AP 6750) pursuant to Section 21113 of the California Vehicle Code.
Article I–General Traffic Regulations
No person shall fail to obey any sign or signal erected or maintained to carry out these regulations or the California Vehicle Code.
The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway.
No driver approaching from the rear of a vehicle which is yielding the right of way to a pedestrian shall overtake or pass that vehicle.
No person shall drive any vehicle in willful, wanton or reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.
No person shall drive or ride a motor driven scooter, motorcycle, skateboard, roller skates, rollerblades or bicycle on any campus sidewalk.
No person shall walk on a campus road which is paralleled by a sidewalk.
No person shall drive or park a motor vehicle on any sidewalk, unpaved pathway, or on any lawn or landscaped area except emergency or maintenance vehicles.
No person shall drive his vehicle into campus parking areas except by using roadways and drive lanes, and all vehicles must travel in the direction of directional arrows in the parking lot drive lanes.
Article II–Speed Regulations
No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour.
No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent.
Article III–Parking Regulations
All vehicles shall be parked clearly within a designated parking stall and failure to do so will constitute illegal parking.
All vehicles shall be parked facing into parking stalls. Vehicles backed into or facing out of parking stalls are illegally parked.
No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directive of an officer or official traffic control device, in any of the following places:
- On a crosswalk
- On the college campus unless in a designated parking area
- On a sidewalk, lawn or landscaped area
- So as to obstruct the passageway, walkway or doorway of any building
- Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- Within 15 feet of a stop sign
Painted curbs are an indication of restricted parking and the color denotes the type of parking allowed. The following color code is adopted:
- RED ZONE - indicates no stopping, standing or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or not.
- YELLOW ZONE - indicates an area for loading and unloading vehicles and parking service vehicles.
- BLUE ZONE - indicates vehicle parking for handicapped. All disabled students who possess the State of California Handicapped Parking Placard or Disabled Person license plates are eligible to receive a waiver of the Citrus College parking fee and do not need to display any sort of college parking permit on their windshield. Any student who requires a temporary parking accommodation or believes that he or she otherwise qualifies for Handicapped Parking must contact the DMV for a temporary permit.
No student or employee shall park in any area designated as visitor parking only.
No student shall park in any area designated as EMPLOYEE or VISITOR.
Motorcycles and bicycles must be parked in designated motorcycle and bicycle parking areas.
Parking of all student and employee vehicles (motorcycles included) on campus is by permit only. All students and employees shall obtain a valid parking permit and display said permit as directed.
One-day parking permits for visitors and students attending one day seminars are available from the Department of Campus Safety at the main campus entrance and the vending machine, located in the S8 (Gym) parking lot.
No person shall leave any vehicle on campus overnight for personal use or college business without the permission of the Department of Campus Safety.
Article IV–Abandoned Vehicles
No person shall abandon, or leave standing, any vehicle on the campus for 72 or more consecutive hours. All such vehicles will be stored under authority of Section 22702 of the California Vehicle Code.
Any person who abandons a vehicle on campus will be responsible for all towing and storage charges.
The Department of Campus Safety and the Glendora Police Department provide security, law and traffic enforcement for Citrus College.
Citrus Municipal Court, 1427 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, California 91790, has jurisdiction over all traffic violations on the Citrus College campus.
Parking fines are to be paid at the Bursar (Cashier) Office, Administration Building, second floor.
If the Bursar (Cashier) Office is closed, parking fines may be paid at the Department of Campus Safety, located at the CS building. All fines paid at the Department of Campus Safety must include the citation with a check or money order (no cash) in the sealed envelope provided as part of the citation.