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USA Today Amusement Safety Article-Please read!

Shaggy Shaggy Profile

Posted:
4/7/00 at
1:50:15 PM

Today's USA Today has an article focusing, once again, on the accidents of last year. It is an attempt to focus on the responsibility of states/government to regulate amusement attractions. The article does not paint a pretty picture in my opinion.

But here is where we can do something. There is a soundoff forum regarding the article that allows persons to voice their opinions on the subject. I would advise all to at least read the article and decide for themselves if it is something important to them.

Personally, I cannot believe that our government/media continues to focus on such insufficient news unworthy of such attention. Meanwhile, crime, cancer, HIV, and poverty run rampant. but that is just my opinion.

Check it out for your self...

Shaggy

Here we go again article

they seem to forget.. by Schrecken Schrecken Profile at 4/7/00 2:47:44 PM

> Today's USA Today has an article focusing,
> once again, on the accidents of last year.
> It is an attempt to focus on the
> responsibility of states/government to
> regulate amusement attractions. The article
> does not paint a pretty picture in my
> opinion. But here is where we can do
> something. There is a soundoff forum
> regarding the article that allows persons to
> voice their opinions on the subject. I would
> advise all to at least read the article and
> decide for themselves if it is something
> important to them. Personally, I cannot
> believe that our government/media continues
> to focus on such insufficient news unworthy
> of such attention. Meanwhile, crime, cancer,
> HIV, and poverty run rampant. but that is
> just my opinion. Check it out for your
> self... Shaggy

They seem to forget that there is another consumer product that is linked to the deaths of over 40,000 people every year and countless more injuries and disablilty - the automobile. Personally, I feel much safer on a coaster than behind the wheel of my car.

Re: USA Today Amusement Safety Article-Please read by Flare at 4/7/00 10:52:32 PM

Shaggy,

I completely agree. Simple as that.

It's sad. Politicians...afraid of the REAL problems that we live with as a society.

Dave

Re: USA Today Amusement Safety Article-Please read by TheBeastAaron at 4/8/00 12:01:42 AM

Yeah i read this article while waiting to board a plane when my dad showed it to me. I can't believe our STUPID government!!! They should be worrying about more important issues because it is not the roller coaster's fault. As it stated in USA Today, it said that their research showed that like 80% of the time it is the PEOPLE'S fault for acting like immature @$$ holes, trying to hurt themselves and show off!!!

Just a thought.

-Aaron

Aaron's Coaster Mania!

Re: USA Today Amusement Safety Article-Please read by Pantera Psycho at 4/8/00 1:07:03 AM

> Today's USA Today has an article focusing,
> once again, on the accidents of last year.
> It is an attempt to focus on the
> responsibility of states/government to
> regulate amusement attractions. The article
> does not paint a pretty picture in my
> opinion. But here is where we can do
> something. There is a soundoff forum
> regarding the article that allows persons to
> voice their opinions on the subject. I would
> advise all to at least read the article and
> decide for themselves if it is something
> important to them. Personally, I cannot
> believe that our government/media continues
> to focus on such insufficient news unworthy
> of such attention. Meanwhile, crime, cancer,
> HIV, and poverty run rampant. but that is
> just my opinion. Check it out for your
> self... Shaggy

I have to say that this is getting out of hand. The press will stop at nothing to try to raise gate prices and such. I didn't once catch any mention that riders are almost always at fault (not saying it wasn't there), this is just a sorry excuse for a full attack on amusement parks, and our wallets (insurance could go up enough to really hurt us there). Let's just say that I do feel for the families and for the dead ones, but really, this is ridiculious.

Re: USA Today Amusement Safety Article-Please read by TheBeastAaron at 4/8/00 11:56:39 AM

I have to say that this is getting out of hand.
> The press will stop at nothing to try to
> raise gate prices and such. I didn't once
> catch any mention that riders are almost
> always at fault (not saying it wasn't
> there), this is just a sorry excuse for a
> full attack on amusement parks, and our
> wallets (insurance could go up enough to
> really hurt us there). Let's just say that I
> do feel for the families and for the dead
> ones, but really, this is ridiculious.\

Amen! :)

-Aaron

Aaron's Coaster Mania!

Re: they seem to forget.. by prozac_kid at 4/10/00 6:19:57 AM

They seem to forget that there is another
> consumer product that is linked to the
> deaths of over 40,000 people every year and
> countless more injuries and disablilty - the
> automobile. Personally, I feel much safer on
> a coaster than behind the wheel of my car.

What about when the tire blows out and your car rolls and kills two cows and both people in the car...what about the cows they need to investigate the tire companies to see what they could do to save the cows......... great regulate our rides but then make the idiots who get themselves hurt pay for the extra costs involved in examining the rides........