Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Whip

A flat ride with cars that travel on an oblong track. When the car reaches one of the turn-tabel platforms at the endpoints, the speed picks up forcing riders to one side as the car whips around the corner. The whip is commonly found at older, historic parks. A children's version was also built, dubbed the roto-whip.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.3% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:40
Records that include age of victim:39(98%)
Records where accident type could be determined:36(90%)
Records with identifiable tradename:30(75%)
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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.
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