Bugreport: nvidia driver unloads with 'sudo init 3'

It appears in Linux Lubuntu (using SDDM desktop, not sure if other desktops are affected as well) that the driver unloads whenever the command ‘sudo init 3’ is initiated (the closing of the desktop environment).

The driver doesn’t immediately unload, but a good few minutes later; which means fan curves, power settings, and even overclocking settings all get reset, as soon as that driver resets.