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The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Owner" means:
(a) A person having all the incidents of ownership, including legal title, of a motor vehicle, whether or not the person lends, rents, or creates a security interest in the motor vehicle;
(b) A person entitled to the possession of a motor vehicle as the purchaser under a security agreement;
(c) A person entitled to possession of a motor vehicle as a lessee pursuant to a written lease agreement for a period of more than three months; or
(d) If a third party requests access to a recording device to investigate a collision, the owner of the motor vehicle at the time the collision occurred.
(2) "Recording device" means an electronic system, and the physical device or mechanism containing the electronic system, that primarily, or incidental to its primary function, preserves or records, in electronic form, data collected by sensors or provided by other systems within a motor vehicle. "Recording device" includes event data recorders, sensing and diagnostic modules, electronic control modules, automatic crash notification systems, geographic information systems, and any other device that records and preserves data that can be accessed related to that motor vehicle. "Recording device" does not include onboard diagnostic systems whose exclusive function is to capture fault codes used to diagnose or service the motor vehicle.


Reviser's note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
Effective date2009 c 485: "Sections 1 through 4 and 6 of this act take effect July 1, 2010." [ 2009 c 485 § 8.]
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