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No ban on passengers having open alcohol containers in ACT

Jack Malarkey

Well-Known Member
Tne ACT rideshare legislation does not ban passengers in a rideshare vehicle from drinking alcohol or from possessing an open container of alcohol. (Of course, the driver would be entitled to deny his or her permission for this to happen.)

Interestingly, the same legislation in section 147 does provide in relation to taxis: 'A person must not drink, or be in possession of an open container of, liquor in a taxi'. The penalty for not complying with section 147 is up to five penalty units ($750).

There is no equivalent provision that applies to rideshare vehicles. The ACT legislation does not treat rideshare vehicles as taxis.

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2002-3/current/pdf/2002-3.pdf
 
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Skyblue6

Active Member
Tne ACT rideshare legislation does not ban passengers in a rideshare vehicle from drinking alcohol or from possessing an open container of alcohol. (Of course, the driver would be entitled to deny his or her permission for this to happen.)

Interestingly, the same legislation in section 147 does provide in relation to taxis: 'A person must not drink, or be in possession of an open container of, liquor in a taxi'. The penalty for not complying with section 147 is up to five penalty units ($750).

There is no equivalent provision that applies to rideshare vehicles. The ACT legislation does not treat rideshare vehicles as taxis.

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2002-3/current/pdf/2002-3.pdf
Considering how they love trying to milk everyone they will eventually treat us the same
 

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