§ 20-279.6.  Further exceptions to requirement of security.

The requirements as to security and suspension in G.S. 20-279.5 shall not apply:

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

(2)        To the operator or the owner of a motor vehicle legally parked at the time of the accident;

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

(4)        If, prior to the date that the Commissioner would otherwise  suspend the license or the nonresident's operating privilege  under G.S. 20-279.5, there shall be filed with the Commissioner evidence satisfactory to him that the person who would otherwise have to file security has been released from liability or been finally adjudicated not to be liable or has executed a duly acknowledged written agreement providing for the payment of an agreed amount, in installments or otherwise, with respect to all claims for injuries or damages resulting from the accident;

(5)        If, prior to the date that the Commissioner would otherwise  suspend the license or the nonresident's operating privilege  under G.S. 20-279.5, there shall be filed with the Commissioner evidence satisfactory to him that the person who would otherwise be required to file security has in any manner settled the claims of the other persons involved in the accident and if the Commissioner determines that, considering the circumstances of the accident and the settlement, the purposes of this Article and of protection of operators and owners of other motor vehicles are best accomplished by not requiring the posting of security or the  suspension of the license. For the purpose of administering this subdivision, the Commissioner may consider a settlement made by an insurance company as the equivalent of a settlement made directly by the insured; nor

(6)        If, prior to the date that the Commissioner would otherwise  suspend the license or the nonresident's operating privilege  under G.S. 20-279.5, there shall be filed with the Commissioner evidence satisfactory to him that another person involved in the accident has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of a crime involving the operation of  a motor vehicle at the time of the accident, and if the Commissioner in his discretion determines, after considering  the circumstances of the accident or the nature and the circumstances of the crime, that the purpose of this Article  and of protection of operators and owners of other motor vehicles are best accomplished by not requiring the posting of security or the suspension of the license. (1953, c. 1300, s. 6; 1955, c. 1152, ss. 9, 10.)