Commission safety report numbers could be off by 50%

Posted Wednesday, August 2, 2000 10:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

You won't hear this in the general news media, but The LA Times reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission said yesterday that their report on amusement ride-related injuries could be incorrect by as much as 50%. That kind of margin for error effectively erases the alleged increase in ride-related injuries.

As before, you can read this in The LA Times.

Thursday, August 3, 2000 7:08 AM
The people on the news have nothing to talk about but bad news. And they make everythinng bigger than it really is. If a new ride came out 1 or 2 news stations will do a report on it. But, if the ride crashes then every news station will do a report on it. They always want things to look worse than they really are and that makes me mad.
Sunday, August 27, 2000 9:15 PM
Well, you can look at this two media is blowing up statistics to increase interest, or two....the parks (cough.. Disney ..cough) are trying to bury anything that can be interpreted as negative publicity, which they've always done. This is an ancient issue. I say who cares...get on the ride and quit yer whining. If a chunk hits you (and you live,) you get some money. I can deal with that. :)

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