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Amusement Ride Safety

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.

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Additional Resources

IAAPA: The Global Association for the Attractions Industry
RidesDatabase and Saferparks

IDHS Amusement Ride Hotline: 1-888-203-5020