Amusement Ride Safety
A day at an amusement offers endless fun, but a tragedy can happen in an instant. The National Safety Council found that in 2016 1,253 people were injured while riding a fixed-site amusement ride. Some injuries are unpreventable, such as the 2017 Ohio State Fair incident that caused one death. However, some are preventable by following safety guidelines, observing ride activity and understanding how personal situations can affect the ride.
IDHS Amusement Ride Hotline: 1-888-203-5020