(A) This rule governs procedures adopted by the registrar of motor vehicles requiring proof of financial responsibility by random selection.
(B) The bureau of motor vehicles (BMV) vehicle registration data file shall be the original source from which random selections shall be made.
(C) The registrar shall designate the types and classes of vehicles which shall be included in the random selection. Initially, the registrar shall limit selection to passenger cars and noncommercial vehicles, except farm trucks. One year after the random selection begins, and annually thereafter, the registrar may determine whether any types or classes of vehicles shall be added to or deleted from the selection process.
(D) The registrar shall prescribe the number of vehicles to be included in the random selection. The number may be a stated number or a stated percentage of the vehicles registered in the vehicle types and classes designated by the registrar. Initially, five percent of the designated types and classes of vehicles shall be selected. One year after the random selection begins, and periodically thereafter, the registrar may increase or decrease the number of vehicles selected.
(E) The registrar shall prescribe the method to be used to assure random selection. The method may employ the use of a computer program or any other reasonable method the registrar determines will assure a fair and representative random selection.
(F) The registrar may determine that certain vehicles shall be exempt from the random selection process. Vehicles that may be exempted may include, but are not limited to:
(1) Leased vehicles;
(2) Vehicles used on a seasonal basis only;
(3) Vehicles that are shown by reliable evidence to be inoperable or out of service for at least thirty days;
(4) Such other vehicles as the registrar may reasonably prescribe.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 12/30/2014 and 12/30/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4501.02, R.C. 4509.101
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4509.101
Prior Effective Dates: 7/31/98, 03/22/10