COASTAL CAROLINA FAIR SAFETY


TO MOVE AS THAT EARLIER ACCIDENT HAS BEEN CLEARED OUT. Brendan: THE COASTAL CAROLINA FAIR LESS THAN 24 HOURS AWAY FROM OPENING ITS GATES AND NEW WE’RE BRINGING YOU TEAM COVERAGE ON HOW IT CAN AFFECT YOU, AT THE FAIR, AND ALSO ON THE ROADS AROUND IT. LET’S START WITH DANIELLE SAITTA WHO TOOK A LOOK AT THE SAFETY OF THE RIDES. Reporter: FOR OVER 60 YEARS LOCALS HAD THE COASTAL CAROLINA FAIR. BEFORE THEY CAN PACK UP THE CAR ANDED OVER TO THE FAIRGROUNDS THERE’S A FEW THINGS THAT OPERATORS NEED TO DO TO ENSURE SAFETY COMES FIRST. Reporter: AS TIME HAS HAD THE RIDES ARE GETTING FASTER AND BIGGER. THE THRILL LEVEL IS HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT. WE HAVE LEVEL OF NEW THRILLS COMES A HIGH STANDARD OF SAFETY TO MATCH IT. WE CHECK EVERYTHING PRETTY MUCH FROM THE PASSENGER CARRYING DEVICES TO THE NUTS AND BOLTS, TO THE WIRING AND RESTRAINTS. IT’S ALL A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF EVERYBODY COMING OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND DOING IT SAFELY. Reporter: OPERATORS TELL ME JUST LIKE THE GUESTS THEY HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATING OPENING DAY FOR 365 DAYS. WE WORK ALL YEAR LONG ON THIS THING. PEOPLE THINK SOMETIMES YOU COME OUT HERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE. NO. THIS THING GOES ON ALL YEAR LONG. Reporter: AND WITH ALL THE LEAD-UP TO THE OPENING TEAM, THE OPERATORS ARE ENSURING TWO THINGS. THE RIDES ARE EXCITING AND THEY ARE SAFE, AND THAT’S WHERE WE’RE GOING WITH IT. Reporter: BUT THE SAFETY DOESN’T STOP AT THE GATES ON DAY. EACH RIDE MUST BE INSPECTED ON A DAILY BASIS. BEFORE THE PUBLIC IS ALLOWED TO GET ON ANYTHING WE MAKE SURE THAT THE DAILY INSPECTIONS ARE DONE AND THE RIDE HAS RAN THREE COMPLETE CYCLES. Reporter: WHETHER IT’S A THRILLER OR KIDDIE RIDE THESE OPERATORS ARE MAKING SURE EVERYONE IS ABLE TO ENJOY THE DAY. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON HAVING THINGS FROM THE SMALLEST CHILD RIGHT ON UP TO THE SENIOR PERSON. Reporter: WHILE THE PARK IS ENSURING ALL THE SAFETY, PARENTS ARE BEING ASKED TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THAT SAFETY, TOO. FOR FAMILIES COMING TO THE FAIR WITH SMALL CHILDREN, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RIDES BEFORE YOUR CHILDREN CAN STEP UP AND STRAP IN. THAT RIDE IS DESIGNED AND MADE N AND MANUFACTURED FOR A CERTAIN PERSON TO RIDE. AND AT THE END OF EVERY THRILLING AND FUNNELCAKE-FILLED DAY, THESE REQUIREMENTS MAKE SURE GUESTS CAN FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT STUFF. PEOPLE GET A BREAK FROM SOME OF THE BADS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY. WE’VE GOT LOTS OF LIGHTS, LOTS OF SOUNDS. THE SMELL OF THE FAIR. THE SMELL OF THE FOOD AND ALL THE OTHER GOOD THINGS THAT ARE OUT HERE. THE COASTAL CAROLINA FAIR KICKS OFF TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND

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