Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Whip


A flat ride with cars that travel on an oblong track. When the car reaches one of the turn-tabel platforms at the endpoints, the speed picks up forcing riders to one side as the car whips around the corner. The whip is commonly found at older, historic parks. A children's version was also built, dubbed the roto-whip.
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Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.1% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:9
Records that include age of victim:8(89%)
Records where accident type could be determined:9(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:4(44%)
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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.