"My favorite statement made in opposition to your silly legislation was from Rep. Cliff Stearns in May of last year: 'It's a solution in search of a problem. There are more people injured while bowling.'"
I'm officially a statistic!!!!
Never been injured on a coaster (or on anything at a park or fair)... but I see the doctor on Tuesday to see what I did to my wrist last week while bowling!
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Zero-G said: "I don't understand why more Parks aren't getting involved in clearing the bad rap for roller coasters. Why do they just sit and watch it happen?"
Because they know that the ubiqutous "American People" are not concerned with any proposed legislation. Heck, if anything, it gives the parks free advertisements. No publicity is bad publicity. Heck, if anything think about how many people woulf think it's cool to ride a coaster that injured/killed someone (sick but true). Look at how many Buzzers want to ride the old Crystal Beach Cyclone! lata, jeremy --who wouldn't mind extra legislation on rides...if our school systems werent in such disarray!
Can we PLEASE send this to Dateline, or any news or internet site or SOMETHING!! That is one amazing letter, and certainly deserves recognition. It maps out the whole case extremely well! Why can't some politicans deal with real world problems? Middle East? Kahmir? Hunger? Anything? Roller coaster are just fine, don't worry about them! Well done Jeff!
Great letter Jeff! You know though, I kind of have mixed feelings on this issue. I am not for federal involvement in the amusement industry but it does disturb me, maybe on principle alone, that some states exclude major parks from complying with their rules regarding ride safety. For example, if I am not mistaken, Disney World is exempt from complying with Florida's laws regarding amusement rides. It seems a bit shady at best. Do not get me wrong, I think rides are safe now and agree that the issue of roller coaster safety is overblown by our friend Rep. Markey but at the same time it just bothers me that some of the "big boys" are above the rules. Just thought I would share....
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