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Amusement Ride Safety Tips for Kids
Rides are super exciting, but you should know about ways to stay safe while having fun!
Here are some helpful tips from the Illinois Department of Labor:
Watch the ride - before you ride!
Read all safety signs that show "age, height and weight requirements" - these are important!
Dress safely - wear closed-toed shoes, tie up long hair and put away loose clothes, jewelry and cellphones!
Always use belts, lap bars, shoulder harnesses and other safety equipment and make sure it's properly latched. Listen to the ride assistant's instructions. Tell a grown-up if a ride assistant is talking or behaving in a bad way. Never wriggle out of belts, lap bars or other safety gear!
Keep your head, hands, arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times - don't reach for fences or barriers!
Never stand up or goof around with others while on a ride - you or your friends can get hurt!
Stay in your seat until you are told to exit. If the ride stops suddenly, don't stand up or try to get off the ride!