Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Bumper car

This participatory ride consists of many small electric cars which draw power from the floor and/or ceiling, and which are turned off by the operator at the end of a session. The metal floor is usually set up as a rectangular or oval track. A rubber bumper surrounds each vehicle and drivers ram each other as they travel. The controls are usually an accelerator and a steering wheel.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 4.0% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:460
Records that include age of victim:401(87%)
Records where accident type could be determined:439(95%)
Records with identifiable tradename:10(2%)
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Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Source: Public records requested from state and federal regulatory agencies.
Regulated industry sectors, devices covered, and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction.
See the Industry-Regulatory Reports section for more information.