4509.19 Exceptions to security deposit and suspension.

(A) The requirements as to security and suspension in sections 4509.12 and 4509.17 of the Revised Code do not apply:

(1) To the driver or the owner of a motor vehicle involved in an accident in which no injury or damage was caused to the person or property of anyone other than such driver or owner;

(2) To the driver or owner of a motor vehicle which at the time of the accident was parked, unless such motor vehicle was parked at a place where parking was at the time of the accident prohibited under any applicable law or ordinance;

(3) To the owner of a motor vehicle if at the time of the accident the motor vehicle was operated without his permission, express or implied, or was parked by a person who had been operating such motor vehicle without such permission;

(4) To any police officer who while responding to an emergency call assumes custody of a motor vehicle and is the driver thereof at the time of the accident;

(5) To the driver or owner if the owner had in effect at the time of the accident an automobile liability policy or bond with respect to the motor vehicle in the accident, except that a driver shall not be exempt under this division of this section if at the time of the accident the motor vehicle was being operated without the owner's permission, express or implied;

(6) To the driver, if not the owner of the motor vehicle involved in the accident, if there was in effect at the time of the accident an automobile liability policy or bond with respect to his driving of motor vehicles not owned by him;

(7) To a driver or owner whose liability for damages resulting from the accident is, in the judgment of the registrar of motor vehicles, covered by any other form of liability insurance policy or bond;

(8) To the driver or owner of a motor vehicle involved in an accident to the extent that the owner of the motor vehicle at the time of the accident was a self-insurer as defined in section 4509.72 of the Revised Code, except that a driver shall not be exempt under this division of this section if at the time of the accident the motor vehicle was being operated without the owner's permission, express or implied;

(9) To the owner of a motor vehicle where such owner is the United States, this state, any political subdivision of this state, any municipal corporation therein or any private volunteer fire company serving a political subdivision of this state.

(B) Whenever the registrar has taken any action or has failed to take any action under section 4509.17 of the Revised Code by reason of having received erroneous information or by reason of having received no information, then upon receiving correct information within six months after the date of a motor vehicle accident the registrar shall take appropriate action to carry out the purposes of sections 4509.01 to 4509.78 of the Revised Code. This division of this section does not require the registrar to reevaluate the amount of any deposit required under section 4509.12 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4509.19

History. Effective Date: 11-16-1973