Summer is considered as the best time to hit amusement or theme parks, and ride roller coasters. Roller coasters can absolutely provide you with a thrilling and exhilarating experience; however, are they really safe? Here are a couple of things that you need to be fully aware of prior you hop on any of such rides.
Prime yourself. The great force of the ride can harm your fragile neck or delicate brain rather easily. Even though you are securely strapped in, your insides can still move. Further, even with ideal head restraints, you can still get rattled mercilessly. This is the reason why it would be a good idea to prepare your head and body during the roller coaster ride.
Keep your head looking straight forward. Turning the head while in these rides could lead to the nastiest closed-head injury. Oftentimes, parents turn their heads towards the side in order to check on their kids. Should the roller coaster jolt or lurches, you could incur severe injury. In case you are along the highest point of the ride and you turn your head towards the side to check out the sights, then this could also cause severe injury, should the coaster at this given instance suddenly bolts.
Be wary of the extreme G-forces. A lot of roller coasters give off very high G-forces (gravitational forces), which is similar or even higher compared to a launching space shuttle, this is according to some experts. Astronauts as well as fighter pilots typically wear protective suits in order to keep the blood from pooling which occurs with very high G’s. While their G-forces are maintained for a significant duration of time, no scientific data states just how long such coasters sustain their gravitational forces for, as well as what tolerance kids may actually have of it. Not all people are the same and different factors may apply which could render an individual unconscious whereas others are unaffected. Such factors may actually refer to preexisting ailments, age, medications, congenital defects or physically challenged individuals.
Be mindful of health risks. A lot of individuals have preexisting conditions in which they are unaware of, like aneurysm or a condition related to the heart that they are oblivious of. One can never really tell if the coaster ride was the exact cause of the bursting of the aneurysm; however, there are certain rides that certainly have the capacity to do just that.