The death of a woman — thrown from a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas — has Massachusetts’ newest senator calling for a national set of safety standards for amusement park rides.
Senator Ed Markey says families assume “a huge risk” at theme parks due to a lack of federal regulations.
USA Today reports more than 1,400 people were hurt on rides in 2011 (the latest numbers available) – which is relatively small when you consider people took more than 1 billion rides that year.
Does the death of a Texas woman have you thinking twice about riding a roller coaster?

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