• Court Decision On Overflow Parking Could Be Welcome News For Race Track Promoters
  • September 15, 2017 | Author: Louis C. Long
  • Law Firm: Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP - Pittsburgh Office
  • Overflowing parking lots can be a problem for race promoters. Race fans often improvise by illegally parking along public roads that access the speedway, parking without permission on lots used by nearby businesses or on vacant lots, or even by parking in the yards of enterprising home- owners living adjacent to the speedway. While some may view this as a good problem for promoters, it was a source of potential liability for injuries that could result from foreseeable accidents involving fans walking on or across roads to enter upon speed- way grounds. However, the Pennsylvania Superior Court recently upheld a decision that exonerated the owners of a nightclub from such liability.