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Section 4516.01 | Definitions.

 

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Car sharing period" means the period of time that commences with the car sharing delivery period or, if there is no car sharing delivery period, with the car sharing start time, in accordance with the peer-to-peer car sharing program agreement, and ends with the car sharing termination time.

(B) "Car sharing delivery period" means the period of time in which a shared vehicle is being delivered to the location for the shared vehicle driver to take possession of the shared vehicle, in accordance with the peer-to-peer car sharing program agreement.

(C) "Car sharing start time" means either the point in time when the shared vehicle driver takes possession of the shared vehicle or the point in time when the shared vehicle driver was scheduled to take possession of the shared vehicle, whichever occurs first.

(D) "Car sharing termination time" means the point in time when the earliest of the following events occurs:

(1) The expiration time established in the peer-to-peer car sharing program agreement for use of the shared vehicle, provided that the shared vehicle is returned to the location designated in the agreement by the expiration time;

(2) The shared vehicle is returned to an alternate location, if the shared vehicle owner and the shared vehicle driver agree on the alternate location, as communicated through the peer-to-peer car sharing program;

(3) The shared vehicle owner or the owner's designee takes possession of the shared vehicle.

(E) "Motor vehicle" has the same meaning as in section 4509.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Motor-vehicle liability policy" has the same meaning as in section 4509.01 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Peer-to-peer car sharing" means the authorized use of a motor vehicle by an individual other than the motor vehicle's owner through a peer-to-peer car sharing program.

(H) "Peer-to-peer car sharing program" or "program" means a person who operates a business platform that connects a shared vehicle owner to a shared vehicle driver to enable the sharing of vehicles for financial consideration. "Peer-to-peer car sharing program" does not include a motor vehicle leasing dealer as defined in section 4517.01 of the Revised Code or a motor vehicle renting dealer as defined in section 4549.65 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Peer-to-peer car sharing program agreement" or "agreement" means an agreement established through the peer-to-peer car sharing program that serves as a contract between the peer-to-peer car sharing program, the shared vehicle owner, and the shared vehicle driver and describes the specific terms and conditions of the agreement, including the car sharing period and the location or locations for transfer of possession.

(J) "Proof of financial responsibility" has the same meaning as in section 4509.01 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Safety recall" means a recall issued pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118 pertaining to a defect related to motor vehicle safety or noncompliance with an applicable federal motor vehicle safety standard.

(L) "Shared vehicle" means a personal motor vehicle that is registered as a passenger car under Chapter 4503. of the Revised Code or a substantially similar law in another state and that is enrolled in a peer-to-peer car sharing program.

(M) "Shared vehicle driver" means a person authorized by a shared vehicle owner, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a peer-to-peer car sharing program agreement, to operate a shared vehicle during a car sharing period.

(N) "Shared vehicle owner" means a registered owner of a shared vehicle or a person designated by the registered owner.

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