25. Standard of care.

Carriers of passengers, whether common carriers or private carriers1, are not insurers of the safety of the persons whom they carry2, neither do they warrant the soundness or sufficiency of their vehicles, though they are answerable for defects which careful and reasonable examination of their vehicles would have revealed3. Their undertaking is to take all due care4, and to carry safely as far as reasonable care and forethought can attain that end5.

They are responsible for any negligence on the part of their employees which is within the scope of their employment6, but not generally for the acts of their