Turntable Doctrine Law and Legal Definition

The doctrine requires the owner of a premises not to attract children of tender age by keeping thereon attractive machinery or dangerous instrumentalities in an exposed or unguarded condition. If a child so enticed, gets injured, his or her entry is not unlawful. Moreover, the owner is liable for injuries to the child and should pay damages. The doctrine is also called as attractive nuisance doctrine. The dangerous and alluring qualities of a railroad turntable gave the “attractive nuisance rule”, the name of “Turntable Doctrine.”