Standard rules of the road from the city, county, and state, as well as directive signs and instruction by Transportation Services employees and Public Safety officers directing traffic, will be observed on campus.
Speed Limit 25 MPH
The speed limit on campus is 25 miles per hour; however, any speed not safe for the conditions of the road, including vehicle/pedestrian congestion and during inclement weather, will be enforced.
Valid License Required
All motor vehicle operators must have in their possession a valid operator’s license (driver's license) and proof of vehicle insurance, and be ready to produce these items when requested by a Transportation Services employee or Public Safety officer.
No passing of vehicles, including the SamTrams, will be observed at all times on campus.
Bicycles & Scooters
Transportation Services is charged with enforcement action where fines, penalities or other actions against the cyclist or owner may be necessary. Transportation Services will be involved in removing bicycles that may be parked and/or secured in an inappopriate manner and/or locations, as well as the removal of abandoned or inoperable bicycles and scooters.
Transportation Services will impound the bicycle/scooter and place it in a secure, designated location. The locks, chains or other devices used to secure the bicycle may be removed with bolt cutters or other tools resulting in damage to the locking device. Any damage to the owner's lock, chain or other device used to secure a bicycle/scooter will not be assumed by the university. The owner of the bicycle is required to notify Transportation Services at 205-726-4146 to prevent the bicycle from being properly disposed of. An impounded bicycle or scooter will be released upon proof of ownership.
When the bicycle or scooter is parked or abandoned in violation of the vehicle code, a Transportation Services employee or Public Safety officer may at their discretion issue a parking violation or citation which requires payment of a fine from the owner. A bicycle or scooter is considered abandoned when it remains in the same location and appears unused for a minimum of thirty days. Any bicycle or scooter with obvious damage that would not allow for normal operation or considered reasonably unsafe to operate may be removed and placed in a secure designated location until claimed by the owner. This action is taken to protect the owner from injury, reduce potential vandalism and allow ample space in bicycle racks for fully functional bicycles.
The abandoned or inoperable devices will be tagged by Transportation Services to notify the owner of the suspected abandonment. This tag will serve as notice to the owner that the university intends to remove the bicycle or scooter after the thirty days and place the device in a secure location until claimed by the owner. The university will make a reasonable attempt to contact the owner regarding this action. After three months (ninety days) in storage, all bicycles and scooters may be sold or used for official university business.
The university assumes no responsibility for the loss, damage, theft, care or protection of any bicycle or scooter. The owners of these devices assume all risk, loss or damage.
All cyclists of bicycles and scooters should obey all traffic control laws and devices throughout campus. Operating the bicycle or scooter in a reckless manner or careless operation causing damage or injury are some of the more common provisions of the vehicle code and will qualify for the issuance of a traffic violation by a Public Safety officer.
ALL motorcycles on Samford University campus must be registered with Transportation Services. To obtain a motorcycle parking permit please follow the procedures below:
- Log in to the Samford portal.
- Select the Banner tab.
- From the main menu in Banner, select the Transportation menu.
- Select Student Parking Permits for Fall 2022-Spring 2023.
- Submit the required information to obtain a parking permit.
Failure to register may result in the motorcycle being booted and/or towed at owner's expense.
Due to parking space limitations, employees, students and contractors are only allowed to park one car or one motorcycle on campus at any given time. Motorcycles are to obey all parking rules the same as a regular vehicle and must remain in their designated color zone during enforcement hours.
Motorists must yield to pedestrians in designated crosswalks. Motorcycles, bicycles, scooters and other vehicles are subject to all traffic rules and regulations and should move in the same direction on the same side of the street as other vehicles. These types of vehicles may not be operated on sidewalks or lawns.