Frontier City gears up for “safe summer”

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- School is out and there's no better way to usher in summer than an excursion to the amusement park.

But fun can quickly turn to fear. While the odds of an accident are far less than being struck by lightning, it does happen.

"Safety is our #1 priority at the park. We can do our part but it also takes the parents coming out to do their part," said Frontier City Park Safety Director Michael Schwitek.

Frontier City is teaming up with the Oklahoma Department of Labor for "Amusement Ride Safety Awareness Week."

"The majority of accidents that happen on amusement rides are actually do to rider error. That's why its so important for riders to take responsibility for their safety as well," State Labor Commissioner Melissa Houston told us.

Children between the ages of 10-14 are most likely to get injured - so watch those height and weight restrictions.

"When you see a height restriction on a ride, it's important as a parent to follow those restrictions and not try to encourage your children to stand on their tippy toes or spike up their hair. Those restrictions are their for their safety," Houston said.

With 400 parks nationally, it'll take a cooperative effort between park owners, ride operators and guests to make it a fun and safe summer of amusement.

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