Actually there were a lot of accidents in the 20's and 30's. Back then people didn't sue and if someone was hurt on a ride that made it more popular. Heck people would die on a ride like one did at Revere Beach in MA and they closed the ride for twenty minutes to remove the body and then reopen. Now those people were enthusiasts! Insane, but enthusiasts nonetheless.
Good ol' Time puttin things back in perspective. They always have a knack for keepin it real, and not b.s.'ing anyone. I remember when they did their big report on Columbine, and pretty much were the only non-music magazine that said music was not to blame, but rather the kids themselves. Time manages to be the moderator in these debates, and state things very un-biasedly and straight down the middle. God bless Time.
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Long live the RollerCoaster, and when I die they can sprinkle my ashes under the towering steel machine called Millennium Force at Cedar Point. The paradise of all Amusement Parks . And I tilt my hat to your invincible research team Tme Magazine. Your reputation in my neck of the woods is TIMELESS.
THANK GOD A NEWS ITEM IS FINALLY IN OUR FAVOR!!!!!!!!!!! I was getting a little bit tired of all of the media bashing amusement parks and saying that they aren't safe. Betcha that they are all crying now.
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Finally, some news organizatoin takes our side. Did you hear that Mr. Markey? Roller coasters are SAFE. Now, get on to some real important leglislature like tax-cuts instead of trying to pass silly laws.
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This article is more realistic than others but this is what articals about coaster safety should say: The fact of the matter is, your safer going 80 MPH through crazy turns, hills and whatnot than you are walking down the street, and that even goes for a farm road, where your biggest thret are cows. End aticle
Reporters will drive by a 50 car pile-up, an Amtrak passenger train explosion, and Superman saving the world to see 2 people braking their nails on a rollercoaster.