Carnival Ride Safety

The Illinois Department of Labor enforces amusement ride safety by inspecting nearly five thousand rides per year, but the responsibility of staying safe still lies on the rider.

Most safety problems can be avoided by simply using a little common sense: not running to and from rides, keeping your limbs safely inside and waiting for the ride to stop before getting out are all good ideas.

Also, always read the sign outside of the ride to make yourself aware of any special rules for the particular ride you are going on, but the number one safety tip is to make sure the ride has been inspected. All rides approved by the Illinois Department of Labor will have a sticker on them with the outline of Illinois and the current year.

Another important tip is to strictly follow height requirements, otherwise small children could slip through safety restraints.