By Doyice Cotten
The emphasis on safety has changed over the years in the United States. Years ago, the only signage you saw at a fair was for the rides or booths. Today, however, warning signs and safety restrictions abound. The photos in this article were taken recently at a fair in South Georgia where rides were everywhere – ranging from simple safe rides or activities as in Photo one to exciting, hopefully safe adventurous rides for older kids and adults as pictured in the final photo.
Note the emphasis on rules of conduct, height restrictions (and they were enforced), weight restrictions, and specific rules for many events.
Look at and read each of these signs. Think about your sport business or activity. Don’t you think you might be safer with some more safety signage?
Click to enlarge each photo.