passenger
any person carried on a ship except: (a) persons employed on the ship; (b) persons on board in pursuance of the obligation laid upon the master to carry shipwrecked, distressed or other persons; and (c) children under the age of one year: Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1949.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


passenger
A rider on a train, bus, airline, taxi, ship, ferry, automobile, or other carrier in the business of transporting people for a fee (a common carrier). A passenger is owed a duty of care by such a carrier.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

passenger
n.
   a rider who has paid a fare on a train, bus, airline, taxi, ship, ferry, automobile or other carrier in the business of transporting people for a fee (a common carrier). A passenger is owed a duty of care by such a carrier and has a right to sue for damages for injuries suffered while being transported without proof of negligence. One tricky issue is whether a person who has entered the depot, station or airport, but not yet purchased a ticket or has not boarded, is entitled to the rights of a passenger to recover for damages. A passenger without payment of fare who is injured must prove the driver's negligence in a suit for damages.
   See also: common carrier, guest, statute

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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