Panel Approves Plan For Stricter Rules On Amusement Park Rides

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky House panel has approved a
measure that would require daily self-inspections of amusement park
rides and raise the minimum age for operators.

Republican Sen. Tom Jensen of London says the plan should make
amusement park carnival rides across the state safer. Jensen says the proposal will require operators to be at least 18 years old and only handle one ride at a time. Jensen sponsored the bill.

Last year, 14-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter's feet were severed while on a ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.

The plan heads to the full House for consideration.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 05:54 AM
    Another waste of taxpayers money. Because no one will be able to afford to go to the parks due to Beshear sticking it to all of us!!!!
  • by jane Location: ky on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    Great idea, but is there going to be any enforcement? Passing laws that aren't enforced is a waste of time. We have plenty of laws on record for driving a car, but when was the last time you saw anyone pulled over for say; passing on the right side, not using a turn signal, changing lanes without signalling or for no reason (its supposed to be for passing only, and only if you can pass without exceeding the speed limit). You can pass all the laws you want, but until someone follows up on it and applies consequences, you might as well save your breath to cool your soup.


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