The rules, policies and regulations are supposed to be implemented for maintaining the discipline of any area. Due to the outnumbered use of personal transport in all over The United States, the car parking is one of the main issue in the commercial areas including universities, parks and markets. The Mary-Hardin Baylor University’s parking policies are considered in this paper and they are discussed as the most irrelevant which have no benefit to anyone but a time taking thing for implementation teams as well as the owners of the cars. The policies are stricken because of the worst incidents happened in the parking areas. The paper includes a vast research on the parking issues, the purpose of making the laws and the supporting discussion which is responsible for strengthening the argument. Since my point of view is against the policies of parking in the academic areas because of the difficulties faced by officials in regulate g the daily activities of everyone. The main aim of the paper is to discuss the school parking policy and the ticket issues on very irrelevant to the discipline things.
The management development of different cities are trying their best to implement the best techniques for the proper management of parking. The policies made were initially for the proper use of the parking space allocated. For the violation, the ticket system was introduced in which the violators of the rules have to pay the penalty of their actions against the policies. The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor have developed an advanced system of ticketing and have posted the rules and regulations of the parking policies on their website. The enforcement of the policies is under the UMHB police department which is responsible for the traffic regulation inside as well as outside the university round the clock. The ticketing system is automated and without any personal interruption the system generates the bill for the student which is supposed to be paid before the next session starts. The advancement of the system could not be challenged as it is highly supportive and works accurately according to the functions programmed in it.
There are several reasons explained by the authorities for the implementation of the ticket system. There is no such problem directly with the ticket system but the fines, which are extremely high than comparatively the income of a student. The fines and ticketing system is beneficial for the society but on the other side it is also disturbing the people who are fined because of some very tiny misunderstandings and difficulties in maintaining the punctualities. There are some annoying mistakes done by the drivers which must be punished but since the ticketing system don’t help the exceptions. A survey was conducted in which the drivers at the parking exit were asked to tell about their experience with the ticketing and how it is beneficial or difficult for them. There are many drivers who responded that the car parking rules are highly confusing and they take a lot of time to be followed. 64% of the drivers always appealed for the ticket whilst so that they would be able to get rid of it as soon as possible. 34% of the drivers explained that the ticketing system currently implements very high penalties for any kind of disobeying. The most commonly seen is the usage of more than one parking space for a single car, blocking the access to the other car or parking on the distinguishing white line.
According to a doctoral student who explained that he once used the parking ;limited to 15 minutes ticket but was almost 70-80 seconds late because of his final year’s report’s payment to the cashier. As he reached back, a 38$ bill was waiting as a penalty for him which was highly offensive and a problematic situation. If the fine would be a dollar per minute or something like that, it could be more appropriate but by just a half minute late makes 30 plus dollars fine. It is not understandable. Almost 30% of the drivers normally face such situations inside the university campus and are unable to question because of a couple of minutes being late to remove their vehicle from the parking area. The students complaint about many policies of the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor parking policies that why the vehicle’s rear must face to aisle even if the car is parked properly and according to all the explained rules and regulation. Reaching the class is highly important on time but the parking of the car in the busy time requires higher attention, skills and time.
Sometimes because of others mistaken parking, the cars beside it are also supposed to park according to it. A citation could be made for the car which is affected of the wrong parked vehicle. The parking suspension is highly illegal because some citations are not appropriate and the drivers are unable to park appropriate because of terrible parked vehicles as well as parking grounds completely occupied. Because of sickness some students are not able to walk longer to the building in the difficult whether, so they require a closer to the building area for the parking which mostly causes them to be caught for the ticket. These kind of things are not considered mostly by the authorities and the related departments and the students have to pay the fine as well as their vehicles are considered for the suspension. Since the student gets only one decal for their vehicle and because of mismanagement or lack of experience, they mistakenly places it on some wrong side or not in an appropriate way which also results in getting a ticket.
The policies are highly irrelevant in many ways. Through good teaching and regulation of the rules the students would be not be willing to do any offense. The policies are good and complete but highly against the students. The ticketing is sometimes highly irrelevant and causes problems for the students. These policy violations are not causing anyone to harm. It is requested to fine only when the violation have caused problem for anyone. Sometimes on Sundays and in the least busy timing, if the car is parked beside the pavement for just a conversation, it also calls for a ticket which is highly unacceptable. Parking is a parking, it is not understandable that why the faculty and dean’s parking are reserved and the students parking separate. The faculty can park in the student’s areas but the students cant. This is highly problematic.
In a nutshell, it can be finalized that the parking policies should be reconsidered or eliminated completely so the students would be able to concentrate more on their studies and less concerned about their cars. The vanishing of the parking policies would also be helpful because the person owns a car knows the benefits of the correct parking as well as harms because of the wrong parked vehicles. The ticket price is very high so it is requested to reduce or at least let it be cancelled on the providing of reason. No countries have such har policies as compared to United States.
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