Safety information by accident type

Collision: operator-controlled vehicles


Accidents caused by collisions involving ride vehicles that are not patron-directed (i.e., this includes coasters, log flumes, etc., but not go karts, bumper cars, etc.).

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 1.0% of all accident reports, and 1.8% of accidents during during ride part of cycle.

Record count:146
Records that include age of victim:114(78%)
Records where device type could be determined:144(99%)
Records with identifiable tradename:46(32%)
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Most Commonly Reported Devices

Accidents vs. Patron's Age

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.