Keeping an eye on rides in Ohio

Posted Monday, July 4, 2005 11:56 PM | Contributed by Gemini

California's Supreme Court recently ruled that amusement park rides should abide by the same standard applied to modes of transportation like buses and airplanes, further fueling the debate.

Officials in Ohio, one of three states in the country that have full-time amusement ride inspectors, are comfortable with the oversight already in place.

Read more from The Sandusky Register via PointBuzz.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2005 1:03 AM
Here are the facts. The park average is proably 1 million times safer than walking down the sidewalk.

The key is having a good inspection program and rider conduct laws. Many states already have them and once and for all. IT'S in a park's best interest to do everything it can to ensure safety.

IM sorry, You cannnot make everything 100% safe for everything. The **** HAPPENS factor is in play on everything at everytime. As for the Amusement park record running like 99.8 percent safe. IM MORE THAN HAPPY!

A person with a known bone degenerating condition breaking thier neck on a coaster should not even make the news let alone draw federal oversight.


Tuesday, July 5, 2005 5:31 PM
As far as I'm concerned, a state ride inspector isn't going to stop accidents. how in the world are they going to know if a ride is safe....?

are they really going to climb a fabbri booster to look at the motor? (probably not) are they going to take off all the fiberglass backs to look at the harness mechanisms on a breakdance? (probably not) is a ride inspector going to know how each and every ride works, and know the instruction manual like the back of their hand (probably not)

all the maintance and inspection should be from the ride manufacture.

Yes it is good to have someone looking at the rides, but didn't the gravitron that flung all those people pass inspection?
*** This post was edited by Valentino 7/5/2005 5:32:52 PM ***

Tuesday, July 5, 2005 11:21 PM
Might I add that the way this world works is, when it's a carnival, they tend to care less about the little details, due to the short time frame of operation. With theme parks, a totally different group of inspectors first of all, comes and really does a good rundown of every ride in the park. you'd be suprised the lengths they go to. As for taking off a panel to check restraints, you bet they do. Ohio has Some of the most serious groups of inspectors, which is why Ohio's Saftey record is high.

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