My question is a fairly simple one, but consists of multiple clauses:
- Is it legal for you to drink in a car if you are not the person driving it?
- Is there (and if there is, what is it) a difference if the vehicle is a taxi or limousine, meaning the driver is paid for service?
- Is there a difference among different States in the US regarding this?
On a personal note, I don't see the problem with drinking if you are not the one who's driving. I guess the laws regarding this (if exists) were written because they are worried that drivers will be more likely to drink themselves if they see people drinking right next to them.