FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers are taking steps aimed at improving the safety of amusement park rides in the wake of a grisly accident last year that severed the feet of a teenager at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.
A Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday that bars anyone younger than 18 or anyone under the influence of alcohol from operating amusement rides.
The measure would also require amusement ride operators to perform self-inspections each day before opening for business.
---The legislation is Senate Bill 203.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.