Having Fun And Staying Safe in 2013!
Montecito, California – It is that time of year! Roller coasters,
carnivals, and cotton candy. With riding an amusement ride comes
risk, however, Amusement Safety Organization has composed a list
of ways to ensure your safety while enjoying your favorite
"Safety and enjoyment are one, and
we are here to ensure that patrons visiting amusement
venues throughout the United States are aware of the risk, but
also know how to protect themselves and have fun at the same
time,” says Jason Herrera, Founder of Amusement Safety
Organization. “ASO derives information through meticulous
consumer based research, and the information and data published on our website is the most reliable non
biased data found on this subject available to the public
Tips on staying safe:
Always double check your
safety restraint: If something is not right or you do
not feel right within the restraint, call the ride operator
over at once.
Be your own inspector:
Ride operator on a cell phone? Does the ride
seem secure or well maintained? Use your gut instinct here.
If something does not look right to you, it probably isn't. Does
not take an amusement safety inspector to know if something
is unsafe; you are the best inspector!
Keep body parts in the ride
at all times & adhere to height limits and health
restrictions: Follow instructions and do not attempt to
put your hands out or your legs out while a ride is in
motion. If your child or yourself is not tall enough to
ride a ride, do not try and bend the rules. Height limits
are there for a reason, and yes, there are also maximum
height limits for amusement rides, too. If you have a bad
back or weak heart, do not ride, ride operators are not mind
readers, so be smart and do not risk your life.
Observe the rides in
operation: A ride seem too scary or something you're not
sure about riding? Take your own advice and do not ride. Feedback shows that people who are more
at risk to injure
themselves, injury riders around them or cause themselves
If there is a problem,
report it to guest services: There a problem with a
ride? There an issue with the safety of a ride? Feel free to
report these issues to guest services. If you feel that
your issue was not taken serious, let us know about it and
we'll put you in contact with people who will look into it.
Does a ride have existing
issues: Feel free to check out
www.amusementsafety.org and look up updated public
issues with various venues, rides, etc...
Amusement Safety Organization
Amusement Safety Organization (ASO) was started in 2004 in response to requests
from the public for a source of honest and unbiased safety information about the amusement park industry. ASO is not affiliated with any amusement/theme park company
and whether it be roller coasters, amusement parks, or
any other type of amusement related facility, ASO is the
place to find what the public is thinking.
ASO provides the public with the practical knowledge and
support they’ll need to enhance the quality of their time at
an amusement venue.
Amusement Safety Organization
Montecito, CA & Lynchburg, VA