- Date Enacted: Aug 10, 2005
US Code – Section 30106: Rented or Leased Motor Vehicle Safety and Responsibility
Known as the “Graves Amendment,” it protects rental car companies from being ‘vicariously liable’ when a third-party suffers damages arising from the actions of the renter. Citation: 49 U.S.C. Sec. 30106
Key Definitions: "Affiliate" The term "affiliate" means a person other than the owner that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the owner. In the preceding sentence, the term "control" means the power to direct the management and policies of a person whether through ownership of voting securities or otherwise."
Citation: 49 U.S.C. US Code - Section 30106: Rented or Leased Motor Vehicle Safety and Responsibility