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
- F2974 Standard Guide for Auditing Amusement Rides and Devices has been revised to F2974-17
- WK58367 Standard Practice for Classification, Design, Manufacture, Construction, and Operation of Water Slide Systems is a work item revision to existing standard F2376-13
- WK58237 Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices is a work item revision to existing standard F2291-16
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.