Section III: Definitions

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The words and phrases defined in this section have the meaning indicated when used in these Parking and Traffic Regulations unless the context clearly requires another meaning:

  1. At All Times: Parking spaces that are restricted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bicycle: Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, and is supported by either 2 or 3 tandem wheels, one of which is 14 inches or more in diameter. This definition also includes all vehicles defined as a bicycle under state law. Electric bicycle/motor-assisted bicycle means a bicycle that:
    1. is designed to be propelled by an electric motor and must have the option of the application of human power;
    2. cannot attain a speed of more than 20 miles per hour without the application of human power; and
    3. does not exceed a weight of 100 pounds.
  2. Booting: To immobilize a vehicle through the use of a device that is designed to be attached to the tire/wheel and renders the vehicle inoperable.
  3. Campus: All property that is owned or leased in whole or in part by the UNT Health Science Center; is subject to the general oversight of the Board of Regents of The University of North Texas System; and is located within Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
  4. The Chief of Police: The Chief of Police or their designee of the Police Department for the UNT Health Science Center.
  5. Electronic Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMD): Electronically propelled two-wheeled devices designed to transport one person, such as Segways.
  6. Inhabitation: To live or reside in a vehicle.
  7. Loading Zone: A signed area, drive, or zone reserved for loading/unloading at all times.
  8. Motor Vehicle: Any vehicle that is self-propelled and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, except devices moved only by human power or used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.
  9. Motorcycle/Moped/Motor Scooters: A self-propelled device 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; and a deck designed to allow a person to stand or sit while operating the device.
  10. Official Visitor: An individual who is not normally eligible for an annual university parking permit and who comes to the main campus to conduct important business, to render an important service to the university, or is sponsored by an university entity.
  11. Park: A vehicle stopped in a surface lot, parking garage, or on the street, attended or unattended by any person authorized to move it or capable of moving it immediately upon the direction of a law enforcement officer.
  12. Parking Area: Any area on the university campus that has been designated and marked for parking, whether on streets, lots, or garages.
  13. The Parking Office: The Parking Office of the UNT Health Science Center.
  14. Public Service Officers (PSOs): Employees of the UNT Health Science Center Police Department who are responsible for the enforcement of these Parking and Traffic Regulations, providing motorist assistance, and customer assistance.
  15. Roller-Skates (inline and others): Any shoe which has wheels attached to it by any means whatsoever and which is intended to be propelled by pushing, pulling, or by the forces of gravity and to which there is not affixed any mechanism for steering.
  16. Scooter: Every non-motorized device consisting of two or more wheels affixed to a platform or footboard upon which a rider stands and which has a handle or other mechanism for holding or guiding the device. It does not include mopeds, whether operated with or without motor power.
  17. Skateboard: Every non-motorized device consisting of two or more wheels affixed to a platform or footboard upon which a rider stands and which does not have steering capability similar to that of a bicycle or brakes which operate on or upon the wheels of the skateboard. It also includes every device generally recognized as a skateboard.
  18. Sidewalk/Walkway: A sidewalk is that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
  19. University Vehicle: A University or UNT System vehicle which is either marked by a University of North Texas logo, numbered by the university, or as designated by the Chief of Police.
  20. Tow: Vehicle impound, to include vehicle relocation or hauling to storage.
  21. Vehicle: Any motorized or non-motorized propulsion device.
  22. Visitor: Any individual other than a student, faculty, and/or staff member of the UNT Health Science Center.
  23. Will Rogers Surface Lot: The surface parking lot on Gendy Street located at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.