OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, 2017 – Drivers coming to Will Rogers World Airport should be aware that they risk receiving a ticket if they park, wait or leave their car unattended in the Active Loading Zones in front of the terminal building. Airport police and airport security are increasing enforcement of the parking rules at the pickup and drop off lanes. Airport officials say drivers ignore signs posted in the area.
The curbside lanes in front of the terminal building are designated for active loading and unloading only. Meaning, if persons are not at the curbside ready to get in or out of the vehicle, the driver can receive a ticket for stopping. When drivers park in these lanes, traffic congestion can occur. This quickly creates a security and safety risk.
Vehicles left unattended will be ticketed and potentially towed.
This is not a new rule at the airport. Since 9/11, leaving a car unattended or waiting in front of the terminal has been prohibited. More and more drivers are parking in front of the building to wait on their passengers or leaving their vehicle to go inside. Not only is it prohibited, but it prevents other drivers from getting to the curb to pick up or drop off their passengers. Too often it causes people to have to load or unload in active driving lanes.
The airport encourages people to take advantage of the hourly parking garage where stays less than an hour are free. Drivers can also use our three cell phone waiting areas. If using the cell phone waiting areas, drivers should wait until their passenger calls from the baggage claim curbside. That is the point when they should approach the terminal to pick up their passenger.