Amusement Park Regulations
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has jurisdiction over mobile amusement rides, which are transported from location to location. The CPSC conducts investigations to identify specific mobile rides which may contain defects and which present substantial product hazards to the riders. The federal commission also assist individual states in the preparation of their own legislation by identifying state contacts and examples of legislation. The CPSC also collects information on deaths and injuries associated with amusement rides.
The state of South Carolina maintains strict regulations and safety guidelines for the operation of amusement rides in the Myrtle Beach area. According to the South Carolina statute, “it is the intent of these guidelines that amusement devices are designed, constructed, assembled or disassembled, maintained, and operated as to prevent injuries.”