4,400+ Kids Injured Every Year Due to Amusement Park Rides

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on May 3 2013 5:36 PM

 4,400+ Kids Injured Every Year Due to Amusement Park Rides
Following the mentioned height, age, weight and health restrictions for customers may help them keep safe during amusement park rides.
  • Make sure to follow any special seating order and/or loading instructions.
  • Always use safety equipment such as seat belts and safety bars.
  • Keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times.
  • Know your child. If you don't think he/she will be able to follow the rules, keep him/her off the ride.
  • Trust your instincts.
    If you are worried about the safety of the ride, choose a different activity.
  • Avoid "mall rides" if they are over a hard, unpadded surface or if they don't have a child restraint such as a seat belt. This is the first study to describe national rates of pediatric injury involving amusement rides treated in U.S. emergency departments. Data for this study were obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), which is operated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    The NEISS provides information on consumer product-related and sports and recreation-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments across the country.


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