Kentucky Senate introduces ride safety legislation

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Kentucky lawmakers are taking steps aimed at improving the safety of amusement rides in the wake of a grisly accident last year that severed the feet of a girl at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville. A Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday that bars anyone younger than 18 or anyone under the influence of alcohol from operating amusement rides. The measure would also require amusement ride operators to perform self-inspections each day before opening for business.

Read more from AP via The Herald-Leader.

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