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Amusement park safety tips for kids

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MADISON (WKOW) -- With amusement parks in the spotlight due to recent tragedies involving children, officials are giving parents safety tips to keep their kids out of harms way.

  1. Always follow all posted height, age, weight, and health restrictions
  2. Follow any special seating order and loading instruction
  3. If you think your child might have problems obeying the rules, keep them off the ride

A 2013 study from Nationwide Children's Hospital broke down federal data and found that 4,400 children end up in emergency room, most of which occurred during the summer months, or pool/amusement park season. 

Currently fixed ride safety is the responsibility of state and local governments. The author of the study said that ride safety laws should be uniform nationally.

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