Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Bumper car

Description

This participatory ride consists of many small electric cars which draw power from the floor and/or ceiling, and which are turned off by the operator at the end of a session. The metal floor is usually set up as a rectangular or oval track. A rubber bumper surrounds each vehicle and drivers ram each other as they travel. The controls are usually an accelerator and a steering wheel.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 4.7% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:367
Records that include age of victim:312(85%)
Records where accident type could be determined:349(95%)
Records with identifiable tradename:10(3%)
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Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.