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Are carnival rides as safe as operators advertise?

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With so many rides to offer, many fairgoers are worried about their safety.

We spoke to the president of a carnival, and he says each ride undergoes numerous inspections daily, by many different inspectors.

"Our company travels over 13 states, so we're able to have these other state organizations that step in with their inspection programs," said Freddy Miller.

Miller says patrons can help increase their own safety by doing simple things, like not wearing open-toed shoes and paying attention to where you are walking.

Another good tip can be done right when you arrive: "Take a photo with your phone of your children. That way, you have something immediately to look back on if your child becomes lost, where you can show our personnel and the law enforcement on site what they were wearing and what they look like to enable finding a lost child on the grounds," said Miller.

Also another concern - unpredictable weather. 

That's why employees watch for severe weather on site. But they also have special equipment built in to a few new rides to monitor the weather.

"One of our big rides here stands 140 feet in the air; it actually carries its own wind gauge and wind speed, that will not allow it to operate in high wind speeds," said Miller.

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