Amusement Parks and Carnivals Focus on Ride Safety
Amusement and carnival ride safety was brought into the spotlight in 2017 after a teen from Ohio was killed when the ride he was on broke apart at the state fair.
According to WILX News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, there are several factors that go into inspecting rides for safety.
The State Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is responsible to make sure all rides are safe and up to code.
Operators of all rides are required to conduct daily inspections before any amusement park or carnival opens for business.
If you're going to the Eaton County Fair this week, keep in mind that all operators will check seat belts, brakes, and bolt tightness before anyone steps foot on a ride.