Legislators Prohibit Some Teenagers From Operating Amusement Park Rides

A new legislation is approved to keep some teenagers from working at amusements parks this summer.

The Senate gave final approval to legislation Tuesday night that would bar anyone younger than 18 from operating amusement rides.

The decision comes less than a year after an accident at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville where a girl’s feet were severed while on a ride.

Investigators say a 16-year-old was operating the “Superman Tower of Power” ride at the time.


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  • by Jules Location: Lexington on Apr 2, 2008 at 08:45 AM
    Yes, they should be 18. And the parks should have to inspect the rides better. How many times this summer are we going to hear about riders being stuck (upside down) on rides for hours and hours, who else is going to have to loose a limb or worse, their life before something gets done?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    This is right, they should be 18.....

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