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Public kept in dark over amusement park safety, says, Inc. (ticker: QUOT, exchange: NASDAQ) News Release - 5/02/2002

Public kept in dark over amusement park safety, says


WEST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2/PRNewswire/ -- It's easier to find the safety information about your neighborhood playground than it is for the world's No. 1 vacation destination, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., according to findings by, a wholly owned subsidiary of (Nasdaq SmallCap: QUOT).

If you are like millions of Americans planning a vacation to an amusement or theme park this year, you assume the park is safe. But in fact, all fixed-site amusement rides are exempt from federal safety oversight. And, for example, all of Florida's most popular parks, such as Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld, are exempt even from state-mandated inspections.

In 2000 there were an estimated 10,580 emergency room-related injuries associated with both fixed-site and mobile amusement rides, so parents should use the same amount of caution when visiting a theme or amusement park as they would during a visit to a local playground.

While a total of 51 people died from amusement ride-related accidents from 1987 to 2000 (the latest figures available), six states don't have state-administered inspection programs for mobile rides and eight states don't have state inspection programs for fixed-site rides.

The article "Public Kept in the Dark Over Safety of Theme and Amusement Parks," located at, looks at this situation and offers tips for park-goers.'s writers are available for media interviews on auto, home, health, and life insurance topics.

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