Labor Day Weekend Reminder: You Can Get Drunk In A Cab

Labor Day Weekend Reminder: You Can Get Drunk In A Cab

If you plan to party this Labor Day weekend and we mean, party hard. Here’s a quick little reminder for those who just love to be a little more impaired.

That’s right, as the Examiner reminds us, it’s completely legal to drink alcohol in the backseat of cab. Say hello to your new best friend: California Vehicle Code 23221. According to the Shouse California Law Group, this gives passengers in party buses, limos, and taxis the right to get totally sauced on their way to wherever. This, it should be strongly noted, does NOT apply to Ubers or Lyfts as those are considered private vehicles.

So hop in a cab, crack a few beers, and split the fare five ways on five different credit cards (as Thrillist notes, California cabs legally have to accept major credit cards and are required to split fares if so requested) — just remember to leave a nice tip. Oh, and don’t puke in the cab, as that will cost you up to $100 (but legally no more!) in cleaning fees.  

Happy getting saucy.

Written by the Bob Cut Editors—What are your weekend plans? Let us know on Twitter. We’re all ears!


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