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WPI 100.15 Place to Board and Alight—Passengers

6 WAPRAC WPI 100.15Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 100.15 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part IX. Particularized Standards of Conduct
Chapter 100. Common Carriers
WPI 100.15 Place to Board and Alight—Passengers
In selecting a place for a passenger to [board] [alight from] its [vehicles] [(fill in type of vehicle)], a common carrier owes to its passengers the duty to exercise the highest degree of care consistent with the type of transportation used and the practical operation of its business as a common carrier.
Use bracketed material as applicable. Fill in the blank with the words “train” or “bus,” etc., when that would be helpful.
A common carrier must use the highest degree of care to select a safe place to stop its vehicles, whether the usual stopping place or not, if it is one at which a passenger is expressly or impliedly invited to alight. Benjamin v. City of Seattle, 74 Wn.2d 832, 447 P.2d 172 (1968); see also Yurkovich v. Rose, 68 Wn.App. 643, 847 P.2d 925 (1993) (the driver of a school bus has a duty to students higher than that of a common carrier).
[Current as of February 2021.]
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