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Old 09-14-2018, 11:23 AM   #51
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It also brings home the point how many drinks should a scooter driver be served . During food and wine I saw several drivers I thought were definitely over their limit One kept running into a trash can while balancing a drink and giggling .

Could wdw be responsible for serving alcohol to a evc user who appeared to be driving erratically?
I would think they would be.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:35 PM   #52
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It is also better to stay on the left and not try to go in the opposite direction the crowd is going. Common sense goes a long way for scooter safety .
Did you mean stay on the right? I am thinking in U.S. we walk and drive on the right hand side of road....

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Old 09-14-2018, 04:42 PM   #53
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Did you mean stay on the right? I am thinking in U.S. we walk and drive on the right hand side of road....

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Exactly this.
And if you’re in the US, you should follow our laws including that pedestrians always have the right-of-way. The scooter operator must yield to them.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:19 PM   #54
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I'm not sure it works like that. It is more if the bar knows you are consuming all of it. If someone is obviously drunk and overserved, they could be liable.
Exactly, this is the issue. If I work in a store and sell someone 8 bottles of liquor and a keg of beer, I have no sense of their anticipated level of consumption. I am selling a container and they are taking responsibility for how people are consuming. I have a reasonable expectation that MANY are sharing that alcohol, and are doing so responsibly. It may be for a wedding for 200 people or for 2 really exubarent drinkers - I have no way of knowing. The serving, in such a circumstance, is not under my control.

On the other hand, if I am actually serving to an individual and watching them consume it, my ability to be aware of their excessive drinking is very different and I am saddled with more potential liability. Interestingly, at least in some states, third party liability can apply to homeowners as well.

With all of this said, I do think it raises an interesting (and likely untested) question about Disney’s liability for serving in relation to these scooters. While this particular case does not state that intoxication was an issue, I would wonder what would happen if Disney overserved someone at a bar or another onsite location and then that person ran someone over with a scooter. I’m not familiar with FL laws at all, but I would wonder if, in THAT type of a case, they might be seen to hold more liability.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:46 PM   #55
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Did you mean stay on the right? I am thinking in U.S. we walk and drive on the right hand side of road....

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Thanks I meant stay on the left and go with the flow of the trafic .
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I can't comment as to whether this is a frivolous suit or not... The article alludes to these injuries being permanent which could mean something worthy of a lawsuit against that individual, but whether Disney would voluntarily give the identification and contact information of the person is not known from the article text. It may be that legal action is the only way to gain that disclosure, so while I understand why some might assume this is a silly case I wouldn't go that far based on the facts as stated.
Thanks for posting this! My gut reaction was that this suit seemed rediculous. I hadn't considered that there might be circumstances under which such a suit could have merit.
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