9. Duties and liabilities at common law of common carriers of passengers.

The distinction between common carriers and private carriers of passengers is of much less significance than that between common carriers and private carriers of goods1. A common carrier of passengers, like a common carrier of goods, is bound to carry according to his profession2, and so is bound to carry any person not in an unfit condition for whom he has accommodation upon tender of the proper fare, without the imposition of any unreasonable condition3.

Whereas a common carrier of goods, as their bailee, insures the safety of the goods which he carries