Motor and Other Vehicles

Safety Responsibility Administration – Security Following Accident

SECTION 31-31-12

§ 31-31-12. Agreements for payment of damages.

(a) Any two (2) or more of the persons involved in or affected by an accident as described in § 31-31-4 may at any time enter into a written agreement for the payment of an agreed amount with respect to all claims of the persons because of bodily injury to or death or property damage arising from the accident. This agreement may provide for payment in installments, and may file a signed copy of it with the division of motor vehicles.

(b) The division of motor vehicles, to the extent provided by the written agreement filed with it, shall not require the deposit of security and shall terminate any prior order of suspension. If security has previously been deposited, the division of motor vehicles shall immediately return the security to the depositor or the depositor's personal representative.

(c) In the event of a default in any payment under the agreement and upon notice of the default, the division of motor vehicles shall take action suspending the license or registration of the person in default as would be appropriate in the event of failure of the person to deposit security when required under this chapter.

(d) The suspension shall remain in effect and the license or registration shall not be restored unless and until:

(1) Security is deposited as required under this chapter in the amount that the division of motor vehicles may then determine, or

(2) When, following the default and suspension, the person in default has paid the balance of the agreed amount, or

(3) Three (3) years have elapsed following the date of the accident and/or occurrence, and evidence satisfactory to the division of motor vehicles has been filed with it that during the period no action at law upon the agreement has been instituted and is pending.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 4, § 2.)