I've seen many pictures of coasters that are only 10 or 15 feet away from a busy road. I was just wondering what would happen if there was a drunk driver or a accident or something where a semi or any vehicle swerved off the road into a coaster? Has this ever happend? Isn't this a hugh safety issue?
Strickers Grove's Tornadow and Teddy Bear are close to the road probably about 30 feet, with the miniture railway circling the park going around them. ----------------- D.o.t. Crew 2000 Flight of Fear/Wave Swinger crew 2001-2002 Webmaster/ Administrator PKI forums http://pub86.ezboard.com/bpkichat
Think about a car crashing into a telephone pole....the car gets totalled, barely any damage to the pole most of the time, and a telephone pole isn't solid steel.......so you could imagine just how much worse the car would be than the coaster. ----------------- Purple and Green and everything mean -Joker's Jinx
So what? It would hit and break a support or two. It's not like the whole coaster will fall down into the street. ----------------- Off with the trims! My fellow Americans; Let's Roll! http://www.woodencoaster.com
Liseberg is located near a busy road. To get permission to build their new woodie, Balder, htey needed to build a security wall too, if an accident would happen, like a fire or something. And they allready have this kind of a wall behind the rapid ride. The road is closer than 30ft maybe 20 to the park. The walls also helds out all the noise from the traffic which is a good thing :) Do you know if there's something simulary to this at another park?
X-Flight is very close to Rt. 43 and if a car did happen to run off the road it wouldn't come anywhere near the actual coaster cars. Like franklelock86 said, if it hit one of the supports, the car would be destroyed and the support might get a dent.
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bk1, both Roller Soaker and Lightning Racer are on a side road that isn't heavily traveled. I'd hardly call it a threat. ------------- The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
A woodie is unlikely to immediately collapse from the loss of a support or two. A steel coaster with large diameter poles is unlikely to have more damage than scratched paint. A structure like the big hills on MF is possibly most subject to damage in the event of a car crash, but I still wouldn't worry about it. And don't forget that many coaster structures are on concrete piers tall enough to provide plenty of protection.
Coneaut Lakes Blue Streak is probably about 20ft from the road side and its circles by the Minuture Railroad. I would deffinatly be worried about that coaster getting smashed by a car. With the non professional way the Coneaut lake carpenters but that thing together it seems like the whole turn around would collapse. i think CCI needs to take a look at that thing. ----------------- ROLLER COASTERS: MY ANTI DRUG
Don't dis my Streak, it's a gem and runs better on the park's non existent budget that a certain Dinn creation a few park's away at a park with a mega million dollar budget. (and Conneaut's carpenters know how to keep a coaster from falling down plus they did their own retracking on the first drop) ----------------- Off with the trims! My fellow Americans; Let's Roll! http://www.woodencoaster.com