2009 California Civil Code - Section 2180-2191 :: Article 2. Common Carriers Of Persons

SECTION 2180-2191

2180.  A common carrier of persons, unless his vehicle is fitted for
the reception of persons exclusively, must receive and carry a
reasonable amount of baggage for each passenger without charge,
except for an excess of weight over one hundred pounds to a
passenger; if such carrier is a proprietor of a stage line, he need
not receive and carry for each passenger by such stage line, without
charge, more than sixty pounds of baggage.

2181.  Luggage may consist of whatever the passenger takes with him
for his personal use and convenience, according to the habits or
wants of the particular class to which he belongs, either with
reference to the important necessities or to the ultimate purposes of
his journey. Luggage within the meaning of this section shall
include the samples, case, wares, appliances and catalogs of
commercial travelers or their employers, used by them for the purpose
of transacting their business and carried with them solely for that
purpose, when securely packed and locked in substantial trunks or
sample cases of convenient shape and weight for handling. No crate
cover or other protection shall be required for any bicycle carried
as luggage, but no passenger shall be entitled to carry as luggage
more than one bicycle.

2182.  The liability of a carrier for luggage received by him with a
passenger is the same as that of a common carrier of property.

[2183.]  Section Twenty-one Hundred and Eighty-three. A common
carrier must deliver every passenger's luggage, whether within the
prescribed weight or not, immediately upon the arrival of the
passenger at his destination; and, unless the vehicle would be
overcrowded or overloaded thereby, must carry it on the same vehicle
by which he carries the passenger to whom it belonged, except that
where luggage is transported by rail, it must be checked and carried
in a regular baggage car; and whenever passengers neglect or refuse
to have their luggage so checked and transported, it is carried at
their risk.

2184.  A common carrier of persons must provide a sufficient number
of vehicles to accommodate all the passengers who can be reasonably
expected to require carriage at any one time. This section shall not
apply, however, to any passenger stage corporation or street railroad
corporation, as defined in Sections 226 and 232, respectively, of
the Public Utilities Code, which is subject to the jurisdiction of
the Public Utilities Commission.

2185.  A common carrier of persons must provide every passenger with
a seat. He must not overload his vehicle by receiving and carrying
more passengers than its rated capacity allows. This section shall
not apply, however, to any city, county, city and county that
operates a transportation system, or to any passenger stage
corporation or street railroad corporation, as defined in Sections
226 and 232, respectively, of the Public Utilities Code, which is
subject to the jursidiction of the Public Utilities Commission.

2186.  A common carrier of persons may make rules for the conduct of
his business, and may require passengers to conform to them, if they
are lawful, public, uniform in their application, and reasonable.

2187.  A common carrier may demand the fare of passengers, either at
starting or at any subsequent time.

2188.  A passenger who refuses to pay his fare or to conform to any
lawful regulation of the carrier, may be ejected from the vehicle by
the carrier. But this must be done with as little violence as
possible, and at any usual stopping place or near some dwelling

2190.  After having ejected a passenger, a carrier has no right to
require the payment of any part of his fare.

2191.  A common carrier has a lien upon the luggage of a passenger
for the payment of such fare as he is entitled to from him. This lien
is regulated by the Title on Liens.

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