Traffic Regulations

New York State traffic regulations are in effect on the RIT Campus. The following provides a quick reminder of basic traffic regulations. The RIT Public Safety department is responsible for monitoring the traffic regulations.

  • The speed on campus roads is monitored by electronic speed devices.
  • The speed on campus roadways is 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
  • The speed limit in RIT parking lots is 5 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
  • Seat Belts are required at all times in NY and at RIT.
  • Vehicle must have a current State Vehicle Registration and Inspection.
  • Vehicle must be registered with the Parking Office (except visitors) or display an RIT parking permit.
  • All traffic control devices (stop, yield, pedestrian crossing, and speed signs) must be followed.
  • Reckless driving is prohibited.
  • All roads and paved areas (not explicitly marked for parking) are considered “Fire Lanes” and parking is not permitted.
  • Drivers must yield the right-of-way to all emergency vehicles (i.e., Public Safety, ambulance, fire truck).
  • Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing any portion of a roadway crosswalk (NYS Law).
  • Vehicle operators may be fined or are subject to judicial action for moving violations.