The California Vehicle Guest Statute does not protect the driver of the car from ordinary negligence liability if his passenger has paid compensation for his transportation. The author analyzes the nature of the compensation and the necessity for a connection between the payment and the ride.
Daniel J. Kelly,
Compensation and the California Guest Statute: Updating the Tangible Benefit and Motivation Tests,
22 Hastings L.J. 1233
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