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Amusement Ride Safety


Amusement Ride Safety Tips

A day at an amusement park or fair offers endless fun, but a tragedy can happen in an instant. The National Safety Council found that in 2018 about 1,300 people were injured while riding a fixed-site amusement ride in the United States and Canada. Some injuries may be unpreventable, but many can be avoided by following safety guidelines, observing ride activity and understanding how personal situations can affect the ride.

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Amusement Ride Safety Tips


Amusement Ride Safety Tips

IDHS Amusement Ride Safety Inspections

The IDHS Elevators & Amusement Rides section regulates all amusement rides in Indiana that are temporarily set up or permanently fixed, which includes traveling carnivals and fairs as well as locations such as Holiday World, Indiana Beach or the Indianapolis Zoo. IDHS even regulates mechanical bulls that may get set up at various locations.

Did You Know?
  • In 2019, IDHS completed 512 amusement ride inspections.
  • IDHS inspectors check every ride annually prior to it taking riders the first time of the season.
  • Every ride at the Indiana State Fair gets inspected again, even if it has already had its annual inspection that year.
  • The ride inspection season usually lasts from March to November.
IDHS Amusement Ride Hotline

Call 1-888-203-5020 if an amusement ride appears to be improperly operated or maintained, or if it does not have a prominently displayed, current IDHS permit.