Carnival rides

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Families are taking advantage of the long school vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are those who prefer to stay at home and watch movies, while others enjoy the carnivals and amusement park rides.

Visiting parks and carnival are the activities we rarely do these days. If there are opportunities to go out, you would find us at the mall, usually inside the bookstore and rarely at movie theater.  I still have qualms about allowing my kids to ride carnival and amusement park rides. How safe are carnival and amusement rides? Are those rides made of sturdy metal buildings and strong enough to hold the weight of riders?

I heard from the news that carnival operators are more cautious now in conducting regular maintenance check to different rides. A carnival operator being interviewed on TV said they have strengthened safety barriers and have double the number of attendants to check on the safety of riders before they operate.

I’m glad carnival operators have taken these measures seriously for the welfare of riders. They may be safe, but I’m still not sure if I will allow my kids to be on their own or with friends to ride carnival and amusement rides.

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