24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Thousands of Kids Injured Each Year on Amusement Park Rides

When parents fish for loose change during a trip to the mall so their kid can ride in a mechanical pony or car, the last thing on their minds may be that the seemingly innocent machine can put their child at risk for a major injury.

However, a new study that tracked child injuries on rides found kids who use "mall rides" may face a higher risk of head, neck or face injuries or concussions.

The study tracked child injuries that occurred on rides found in amusement parks, fairs, festivals, arcades, restaurants, stores and malls. Researchers found more than 4,400 ride-related injuries send kids to U.S. emergency rooms each year, many of which occurred outside of traditional amusement park settings.

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • markelven09||

    what Patrick said I'm shocked that a mom able to get paid $5552 in four weeks on the internet. did you read this site link wow65.com
    (Go to site and open "Home" for details)