Make Your Amusement Park Visits Safe
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of millions of people visit U.S. amusement parks every year and take over a billion rides.
Serious injuries are few -- about one in 24 million. Yet accidents -- including fatal accidents -- do happen, often because riders didn't follow safety guidelines or had a pre-existing medical condition.
But sometimes accidents can be caused by faulty equipment or operator error. Here's how to protect yourself and your family while still having fun.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates how amusement park rides are manufactured, but there's no federal oversight over how they're set up, maintained and operated. So always err on the side of caution.
To learn more about government regulations over amusement parks in your state or in states you'll be visiting, the website SaferParks has a wealth of information and important links.By Len Canter
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