Parents: Don't park your safety concerns when you take your child to the amusement park

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Susan Perry If you’re planning on taking your children to an amusement park this summer, be sure you talk with them about safety issues, including what they should do if they get lost.And if you see ride operators acting unsafely — such as not enforcing height requirement rules or talking on a cellphone while operating a ride — be ready to report that behavior to the amusement park’s manager.A significant number of parents do not do either of those things, according to a survey taken earlier this spring by researchers at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.  “As parents prepare for summer trips to the amusement park or local fair, they should keep safety at the top of mind,” says Dr. Gary Freed, the...

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Parents: Don't park your safety concerns when you take your child to the amusement park

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