4509.24 Agreement by parties - effect of breach.

(A) The persons involved in or affected by a motor vehicle accident may at any time enter into a written agreement for the payment of an agreed amount with respect to all claims for bodily injury to or death of any person or property damage arising from the accident which may provide for payment in installments. A signed copy of the agreement may be filed with the registrar of motor vehicles.

(B) The registrar, upon filing of any such written agreement, shall not require the deposit of security by any party to the agreement for the benefit or protection of any party to the agreement. The registrar shall modify appropriately any prior order of suspension with reference to such persons, or if security has been deposited, the registrar immediately shall return to the depositor or the depositor's personal representative any deposit for the benefit or protection of any party to the agreement.

(C) If the registrar receives satisfactory evidence that any person obliged to make payment under any such agreement has defaulted in payment, the registrar shall impose a class F suspension of the offender's driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, probationary license, or nonresident operating privilege for the period of time specified in division (B)(6) of section 4510.02 of the Revised Code on the person as provided in section 4509.17 of the Revised Code. Such an order of suspension remains in effect until any of the following occurs:

(1) Security is deposited by the person to whom the suspension applies in such amount as the registrar may then determine;

(2) The registrar receives satisfactory evidence that the entire obligation has been paid or released;

(3) A period of two years has elapsed following the breach of agreement and satisfactory evidence is filed with the registrar that no action has been instituted on the agreement during that period.

Cite as R.C. § 4509.24

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2004