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Duke Implements New Rules For Student Tailgating Area

Posted October 1, 2005 6:32 a.m. EDT

— Starting this week, there was a new rule in place for students at Duke University during football games.

Students who drive into the parking lot designated as a student tailgate area cannot drive out of it until after halftime.

"Our hope is students will be in much better condition to drive at that point than they would be [before halftime]. Last week we had a few close calls," Sue Wasiolek, dean of students, said.

Wasiolek said that means some students drove out early when they probably should not have been driving at all.

So far, no one has been hurt, and they want to keep it that way, she said.

"I understand the reason behind it," Duke student Claire Casper said. "They don't want people to drink and drive, so I think it's a fair deal."

New tailgating restrictions have meant more citations at N.C. State this season.

Officers stepped up patrols following a double shooting at a pre-game party last September. So far, they have issued more citations for underage drinking, loitering and trespassing before games, officers said.

The new rules took effect about a month ago.


Mike Charbonneau


Mike Charbonneau