(SOURCE: Ryerson University, news release, June 26, 2012)
THURSDAY July 5 (HealthDay News) -- This summer, thrill-seekers will test their bravery on extreme roller-coaster rides -- twisting, flipping and spinning, all while trying to keep their lunch down.
Although the height and speed of roller coasters can look scary, amusement-park rides aren't dangerous as long as people follow the rules, said Kathryn Woodcock, an amusement-ride expert at Ryerson University in Toronto.
To keep kids safe, Woodcock offers up these safety tips:
Parents also should teach children to exercise caution when riding amusement-park rides, including following the rules even if friends are encouraging them to do otherwise, reading all posted signs and avoiding trying to make dull rides more exciting by engaging in risky behavior, Woodcock said.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions provides more amusement-ride safety tips.
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