guest statute

noun

Legal Definition of guest statute

: a statute that prevents non-paying passengers from suing the driver or owner of a car for accidental injuries except in cases of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct

called also automobile guest statute

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“Guest statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/guest%20statute. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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