Markey reintroduces ride safety act while most states and parks have standards in place

Posted Wednesday, June 4, 2003 4:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Ma.) has again introduced his Ride Safety Act for approval by the house Energy and Commerce Committee. Introducing the bill annually since 1999, the bill has never made it out of committee.

Most states have their own safety and certification programs in place. Large parks like Busch Gardens Tampa, and other large Florida parks, have their own internal programs.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 7:29 AM
You've really got to admire dogged determination. ;)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 7:48 AM
Some guys just can't let a stupid idea for wasting taxpayers money die.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 8:14 AM
Remember this guy at election time.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 12:01 PM
I'll bet he was just waiting for an amuesment park fatality before resubmitting this. Too bad for him the body count was low.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 12:06 PM
Godzillian, he's a liberal in Massachusetts. He'll be re-elected.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 1:44 PM
CoasterRider511 said: I'll bet he was just waiting for an amuesment park fatality before resubmitting this. Too bad for him the body count was low.

You know, that's a pretty wrong thing to say. It was resubmitted on May 22nd, before the incident on the Raven and pretty well after the one on Raging Bull. Plus, none of us like what Markey's trying to do but it is largely unrelated to either of those two events anyway.

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Maihama, Maihama Desu

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 5:56 PM
He's no liberal. He's a just an opportunist playing to a liberal crowd.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 5:53 AM
Check out this page, it has a lot of Acrobat files with other info about his "Ride safety act." http://www.house.gov/markey/iss_amusement_safety.htm

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If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 3:30 PM
am i mistaken or did they not conduct a test to prove g-forces on coasters are completely safe? majority of accidents are rider faulty........this guy dosn't give up!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:19 PM
we should all run a campaign in his home state to make sure that he does not get elected again, then when he looses tell him ACE and other coaster groups prevented his election, strap him on some tracks, and let a coaster train run over his sorry ass.
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