Automobile guest statutes, like so many other new things that are a part of our daily life, were first approached with caution akin to apprehension, by both courts and lawyers. They were not quickly assimilated into the law. But today most of the ramifications of these statutes have been explored. Definite rules and standards have begun to take definite shape. The chief tests and criteria enunciated by the Ohio cases are generally valid anywhere.
Ford L. Noble & Donald L. Guarnieri, Tests for Automobile Guest Statute Application, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 279 (1959)