Trends

The vast majority of amusement ride and device experiences end safely, but mixing humans with heights, heavy machinery, and hair-raising thrills will always carry a risk of injury. Those risks vary depending on the type of equipment, how it's operated, and the person who's using it.

The trends identified in this section were drawn from accident data obtained from state regulatory agencies (see Data Sources section) and hospital injury data obtained from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Use this information to choose safer amusement activities for yourself and those you are responsible for. Pay special attention to young children, older riders, and those with physical or mental limitations. For more information, visit the href="http://saferparks.org/safety-tips">Safer Tips section of the Saferparks main website.