Improving Pedestrian & Traffic Safety

Campus safety is a priority for all NEOMED faculty, staff and students as well as the visiting community members. With pedestrians and vehicles often sharing some of the same spaces, the NEOMED Police Department is adopting a policy to make campus a safer and more enjoyable place to live, learn, work and visit!

On March 2, 2016 the NEOMED Board of Trustees passed a resolution adopting Title 45 of the Ohio Revised Code for the regulation and control of motor vehicles on campus. The resolution also authorizes the NEOMED Police Department to enforce Title 45 and to establish policies consistent with Title 45.

The NEOMED policy regarding the Operation, Regulation, and Control of Motor Vehicles on Campus becomes effective March 14, 2016, at which time the NEOMED Police Department will begin enforcement. The offenses in Title 45 are not new, and the NEOMED community should already be abiding by these laws in their daily driving, however enforcement of these will begin on campus.

Examples of offenses covered in Title 45 that NEOMED Police Officers will be authorized to enforce include, but are not limited to:

  • Display of license plates and stickers
  • Reckless operation
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Proper operation of vehicle equipment (head lights, tail lights)
  • Stopping for pedestrians in a crosswalk
  • Use of seatbelts
  • Parking near a fire hydrant
  • Parking in a fire lane

Persons issued a citation for a violation of a vehicle or traffic offense is subject to fines and/or court dates as set forth by Portage County Municipal Court.

Thank you for making campus a safer place!

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