CARES is the organization of government officials responsible for enforcement of amusement ride and recreational equipment regulations. CARES maintains information pertaining to the safety of amusement rides as a public service for use by regulatory officials, industry, and consumers.
Council of Amusement and Recreational Equipment Safety
ASTM F-24 Industry Standards
- F770 Standard Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices has been revised to F770-17
- F2974 Standard Guide for Auditing Amusement Rides and Devices has been revised to F2974-17a
- F2974 Standard Guide for Auditing Amusement Rides and Devices has been revised to F2974-17
According to Joe Filoromo, who supervises the Ride Safety Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, one of the most common causes of ride incidents is rider error.
Much of this rider error should be prevented by well-trained ride operators but we do several things to try and educate the public about ride safety as well, which is a proven deterrent.