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21. Skateboards, Rollerblades, Hover boards, Scooters, & Drones

Misuse of Skateboards, Rollerblades, Scooters, Bicycles, Self-Balancing Boards, or Similar Modes of Transportation

Use of skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, bicycles or other similar modes of transportation in University buildings or on University premises in such a manner as to constitute a safety hazard or cause damage to University or personal property. The use, possession, charging or storage of self-balancing boards or similar personal devices on University property is prohibited. Bicycles and scooters need to be secured to University provided bike racks or designated university scooter storage/charging stations.

Bicycles found in violation will be impounded by the University Police Department. These items are NOT permitted in University buildings.

Battery Powered Scooters & Other Transportation Devices

Electric Scooters are available for campus visitors, students, staff, and faculty. Those who utilize electric scooters must operate them according to campus rules and regulations.  

  • Scooters are NOT allowed inside any University-owned buildings.
  • Users are responsible for following all the rules of the road. This includes, but is not limited to, stopping at stop signs and stoplights, yielding, and following the speed limit. 
  • Scooters should be operated at a low speed in the presence of pedestrians, and pedestrians always have the right of way. 
  • Scooters may only be operated in areas where bicycle traffic is allowed. 
  • Scooters must be operated in a safe manner and may be subject to Student Conduct sanctions if operated in a manner that is determined to be reckless. 
  • Scooters are meant for single riders only. 
  • Scooters should be parked in preferred designated scooter parking spaces/areas when possible.
  • Be mindful not to impede pedestrian and ADA access. Do NOT park on sidewalks, ADA ramps, curb cuts, or staircases. 
  • Scooter access may be limited to suit the needs of the University or the City of Canyon. 

WTAMU has the right to revoke scooter privileges on campus for anyone found in violation of the above Rules and Regulations.

If you see a battery-powered scooter/bike/hover board inside a building, please ask the individual to take it outside. The lithium batteries could pose a fire hazard inside the building.

Reckless riders should be reported within the Bird app, or to Student Conduct at studentconduct@wtamu.edu.

Drones

All drone flights on the WTAMU campus must be approved by the University Police Department (UPD), which works in conjunction with the Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management offices; unless the flight has an approved flight plan in a designated location prior to the flight taking place.

FAA guidelines for all drone flights can be found at www.knowbeforeyoufly.org

The Texas A&M University System is also finalizing a drone policy which can be found at www.tamus.edu/legal/policy.

Parking Barracades

The University Police Department and Physical Plant often have to block off spaces for special events, construction projects, and routine maintenance. Students caught tampering with cones, barricades, or signs could be subject to University sanctions.