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Traffic Appeals


  1. The Traffic Appeals Committee requires receipt of the Citation appeal within 7 calendar days of the issue date. The appeals are submitted electronically to the Police Office in Evans Hall.
  2. All appeals must be submitted electronically.
  3. There is no hearing to attend. Therefore, any evidence or documentation must be submitted with the appeal to be considered by the appeals committee.
  4. Immobilizations and tow fines will not be considered for appeal.
  5. Notifications of appeal decisions are made via email to a student's @stallions.abac.edu email account.
  6. Traffic Appeals Committee meets every Thursday, with the exception of school holidays.
  7. Traffic appeals must be submitted by Wednesday at noon to be considered for the following day's committee consideration. Submissions after Wednesday at noon will be considered the following week.

Guidelines for Filing an Appeal:
  1. Appealing a citation will not defer Banner account charges.
  2. All evidence available is used in the decision. Please bring evidence to the ABAC Police when filing an appeal.

  3. • Evidence includes doctor’s notes, receipts, photographs or anything else you feel may help your appeal.
  4. The questions that traffic appeal judges ask when reviewing appeals follow.

  5. • Did a violation occur?
    • Was the violation avoidable?
    When the answer to both is “yes”, the appeal will be denied.
  6. Be CLEAR in explaining your situation.
  7. Be RELEVANT and POLITE in your appeal.
  8. The following reasons are considered as frivolous for appeal.

  9. • Lack of knowledge of the regulations, for example, new to campus or have not reviewed regulations;
    • Other vehicles were parked improperly;
    • Only parked illegally for a short period of time;
    • Stated failure of parking officer to ticket previously for similar offenses;
    • Late to class or appointment;
    • No other place to park;
    • If anyone other than ABAC Police said you could park in a location and you received a citation due to the incorrect instruction.

Traffic Appeals Committee meets every Thursday, with the exception of school holidays.



 

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