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Are Carnival Rides Safe?

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More than 7,000 Americans go to the emergency room every year after getting injured on carnival rides, "Good Morning America" reports.

Because some of the responsibility falls on riders to stay safe, here are a few things you can do, according to "GMA":

1) Go on a weekday.

On nights and weekends, it's more crowded and chaotic and accidents are more likely to occur.

2) Wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Don't wear any clothing that dangles or drags, and wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!).

3) Buckle up properly.

Adjust your seat belt so it's nice and snug, but not tight.

4) Keep your arms, legs and head inside the compartment.

When you don't follow instructions about keeping your arms, legs and head inside the compartment, accidents happen.

5) Make sure ride has completely ended before exiting.

Many accidents happen when the ride seems to be over. Problem is, often the ride really hasn't ended completely, and people start to get out prematurely -- and then get struck. Make sure the ride operator has told you it's time for you to get out.

Do YOU think carnival rides are dangerous?

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Rita July 12, 2010, 4:27 PM

I love how momlogic tries to get moms riled up about stuff that’s been going on for decades. Everything is dangerous to a point but we do it anyways. Driving is dangerous but we drive. Eating is dangerous because we might choke or get food poisoning, but we have to eat. Life is short to be worrying about small stuff. Have fun! Just use your common sense.

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