Safety of Roller Coasters

Author:MCC Time:2018-11-14

Now, let’s talk about a roller coaster’s safety.Roller coaster designers pay cautious attention to the design concerning safety and spend millions of dollars creating the illusion of danger to making sure riders actually very safe. So a ride manufacturer would always do their best to make sure riders are not hurt in any way (because if they are, the best case scenario is that they get sued for millions of dollars). roller coasters for sale
Many safety systems are implemented in roller coasters. One of these is the block system. Most large roller coasters have the ability to run two or more trains at once, and the block system prevents these trains from colliding. In this system, the track is divided into several sections, or blocks. Only one train at a time is permitted in each block. At the end of each block, there is a section of track where a train can be stopped if necessary (either by preventing dispatch from the station, closing brakes, or stopping a lift). Sensors at the end of each block detect when a train passes so that the computer running the ride is aware of which blocks are occupied. When the computer detects a train about to travel into an already occupied block, it uses whatever method is available to keep it from entering. The trains are fully automated.safety of roller coasters
 
Another key to safety is the control of the roller coaster's operating computers: programmable logic controllers (often called PLCs). A PLC detects faults associated with the mechanism and makes decisions to operate roller coaster elements (e.g. lift, track-switches and brakes) based on configured state and operator actions. Periodic maintenance and inspection are required to verify structures and materials are within expected wear tolerances and are in sound working order. Sound operating procedures are also a key to safety.
Every roller coaster has a restraint system to keep riders safely in their seat. The more intense the ride, usually the firmer it holds you in place.safety of roller coasters
In fact, most of the few accidents that do happen on amusement park rides tend to happen because of riders who weren't following the rules (a rider opening their seatbelts in the middle of the ride on purpouse, a person going into a restricted area of the park, where they might be hit by a moving train, etc.) 
So despite their reputations and the way they're shown in movies, roller coasters are very safe. The study issued by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2001 concluded that a rider has a one in one-and-a-half billion chance of being fatally injured, and that the injury rates for children's wagons, golf carts, and folding lawn chairs are higher than for amusement rides.

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