Kansas has no safety laws to oversee Wild West World

Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2007 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kansas has no laws setting safety standards for amusement park rides. Kansas’ lone statute on the subject requires only that amusement ride operators carry at least $1 million in liability insurance. The same law permits, but does not require, the host city and county governments to establish their own safety standards. Thomas Etheredge, Wild West World’s owner, developer and operator, said every ride would undergo thorough scrutiny by private inspection companies before the park opens.

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