DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
CARNIVAL AND AMUSEMENT SAFETY  
GENERAL RULES  
(By authority conferred on director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by section 6 of 1966 PA 225, MCL 408.656, and Executive Reorganization  
Orders Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001,  
445.2011, 445.2025, and 445.2030.)  
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONSR  
R 408.801 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.802 Safety requirements for carnival-amusement rides and devices.  
Rule 2. (1) Electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment  
shall  
be  
manufactured, installed, and maintained as prescribed in the national electrical code  
(NFPA 70), 2005 edition, published by the national fire protection association. The  
provisions of the national electrical code are adopted by reference as electrical standards  
for the carnival and amusement rides and devices in this state.  
(2) These adopted provisions may be purchased for a cost of $72.50 at the time of  
adoption of these rules from the National Fire Protection Association, Customer  
Service Department,11Tracy Drive, Avon MA 02322. Telephone 800/344-3555,  
rules of the board are available for public inspection at the Department of Labor  
and Economic Growth, Bureau of Commercial Services, 2501 Woodlake Circle,  
Okemos, Michigan, 48864, Phone: 517/241-9233.  
(3) The department adopts by reference the ASTM Standards on Amusement  
Rides and Devices, sponsored by ASTM F-24 Committee 7th Edition, 2004, as it relates  
to a carnival or amusement ride as defined by the Carnival-Amusement Safety Act, 255  
PA 1966. The adopted standards may be purchased for a cost of $87.00 at the time of  
adoption of these rules from The American Society for Testing and Materials, 100  
Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken PA 19428-2959,  
of this code is available for public inspection at the Department of Labor and  
Economic Growth, Bureau of Commercial Services, 2501 Woodlake Circle, Okemos,  
Michigan, 48864, Phone: 517/241-9233.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS.  
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R 408.803 Definitions.  
Rule 3. As used in these rules:  
(a) "Aerial passenger tramway" means any of the following devices  
transport passengers:  
used to  
(i) "Single and double reversible aerial tramways" which means devices in which  
passengers are carried in 1 or more enclosed cars that reciprocate between terminals.  
(ii) "Chair lift, gondola lift, and monorail" means a device in which passengers are  
carried on chairs, cars, or in gondola cabs attached to and suspended from a moving wire  
rope or attached to a moving wire rope or chain and supported on a standing wire rope,  
rail, or other structure.  
(b) "Amusement park" means a tract or area used principally as a permanent location  
for carnival-amusement rides.  
(c) "Major breakdown" means a stoppage of operation from whatever cause  
resulting in damage, failure, or breakage of a structural or stress-bearing part of a ride.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.805 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.806  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.807 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.809 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.811 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.813 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
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R 408.814 Definitions; W.  
Rule 14. "Water slide" means a inclined, nonmechanical amusement ride which  
has all of the following characteristics:  
(a) Consists of 1 or more courses of varying slopes and directions.  
(b) Relies on gravity and not a mechanical system to propel its passengers.  
(c) Uses water to lubricate the course and to regulate passenger velocity."Water  
slide" does not include slides which are not separate amusement rides but which are  
customarily recreational equipment as evidenced by a vertical drop of 10 feet or less and  
a total linear slide length of 50 feet or less.  
(d) Includes a landing area or runout designed to bring riders to a complete stop  
and allow them to exit the ride in a safe manner.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.815 -- R 408.817 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.819 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
PART 2. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION  
R 408.821 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.822 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.824 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.825 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
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R 408.826 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.827 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.828 Safety stop circuits.  
Rule 28. Interruption of normal operation by a safety device or through loss of  
power shall require manual restarting by the operator. Safety stop circuits shall not be  
bypassed during operation.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.829 Seating and carrying devices.  
Rule 29. (1) Tubs, cars, chairs, seats, gondolas, and other carriers used on rides  
shall be designed and constructed as strong as practical.Their interior and exterior parts  
with which passengers might come in contact shall be smooth; rounded; free from  
sharp, rough, or splintered edges or corners; and have no protruding screws or  
projections which might cause injury. Parts upon or against which passengers might be  
thrown by action of the ride shall be adequately padded to prevent or minimize the  
possibility of injury. The upholstery shall be kept in repair, and no loose or flapping  
portions of upholstery or decoration shall be permitted.  
(2) Propellers or other moving parts or decorations attached to tubs, cars, chairs,  
seats, gondolas, and other carriers shall be securely fastened to such equipment and  
shall be keyed or otherwise secured so that they cannot come off during operation of  
the ride. Vanes, canopies, or other attachments which might become disengaged  
shall be secured with safety straps to prevent their flying away in case of  
breakage or dislocation.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.830 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.831 Safety retainers.  
Rule 31. Tubs, cars, chairs, seats, gondolas, and other carriers used on a ride that  
depend upon a single means of attachment or support shall be equipped with a safety  
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retainer to prevent the carrier, if it becomes disengaged from its support or  
attachment, from being catapulted from the ride and to prevent any action of the  
carrier which might throw the occupants from the carrier while the ride is in motion.  
This rule only applies to rides or situations determined to be hazardous after inspection  
by an authorized representative of the department and review of the conditions.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.832 Permit-inspection decal.  
Rule 32. (1) After a ride has been inspected and authorized for operation, the  
department shall issue a permit-inspection decal which shall be affixed to a basic  
part of the ride structure in such a manner as to be readily accessible to the authorized  
inspector. The decal shall set forth the identification number issued by the  
department for  
department.  
the individual ride and other information deemed necessary by the  
(2) If the ride is transferred to another owner/operator, sold, rebuilt, or undergoes  
major alterations, it shall be reinspected. Upon completion of the inspection, a new  
permit-inspection decal shall be issued.  
(3) If a ride is transferred to another owner/operator or is sold, the permit-  
inspection decal shall be obliterated by the owner/operator before the transfer or sale.  
(4) If a decal is mutilated so that it is no longer legible, the operator shall  
notify the department and a new decal shall be issued.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.833 Aerial passenger tramways; adoption by reference.  
Rule 33. The standards contained in the American national standards institute  
safety requirements for aerial passenger tramways, ANSI B77.1-2006, are adopted by  
reference for aerial passenger tramway amusement rides in this state. This incorporated  
standard may be purchased from the American National Standards Institute, 25 West  
43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, Phone:212/642-4900, Fax: 212/398-0023, at a  
cost of $125.00 as of the time of adoption of these rules. A copy of this code, published  
by the American National Standards Institute, is available for public inspection at  
Commercial Services, Carnival-Amusement Safety Board, 2501 Woodlake Circle,  
Okemos, Michigan, 48864, Phone: 517/241-9233.  
History: 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS.  
R 408.834 Wire rope.  
Rule 34. (1) The owner/operator or person  
designated  
by  
the  
owner/operator shall thoroughly examine wire rope. Wire rope found to be damaged  
shall be condemned and replaced with new rope of proper design and capacity. Any  
of the following conditions shall be cause for rope replacement:  
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(a) In running ropes, 6 randomly distributed broken wires in 1 rope lay, or 3  
broken wires in 1 strand in 1 rope lay. A rope lay is the length along the rope in which 1  
strand makes a complete revolution around the rope.  
(b) In pendants or standing ropes (ropes bearing the entire load and subjected  
to constant pressure and surge shocks), evidence of more than 1 broken wire in 1  
rope lay.  
(c) Abrasion, scrubbing, or peening causing loss of more than 1/3 of the original  
diameter of the outside wires.  
(d) Severe corrosion.  
(e) Severe kinking, severe crushing, or other damage resulting in distortion of  
the rope structure.  
(f) Heat damage resulting from a torch or arc caused  
electrical wires.  
by  
contact with  
(g) Reduction from normal diameter of more than 3/64 inch for diameters up to  
and including 3/4 inch; 1/16 inch for diameters 7/8 inch to 1-1/8 inches; 3/32 inch for  
diameters 1-1/4 inches to 1-1/2 inches. Marked reduction in diameter indicates  
deterioration of the core resulting in lack of proper support for the load-carrying  
strands. Excessive rope stretch or elongation may be an indication of internal  
deterioration.  
(h) Bird-caging or other distortion resulting in some members  
structure carrying more load than others.  
of  
the rope  
(i) Noticeable rusting or development of broken wires in the  
vicinity of  
attachments. If this condition is localized in an operating rope, the section in question  
can be eliminated by making a new attachment. This may be done rather than replacing  
the entire rope.  
(2) Wire ropes used to support, suspend, bear, or control forces and weights  
involved in the movement and utilization of tubs, cars, chairs, seats, gondolas, other  
carriers, the sweeps or other supporting members of a ride or device shall not be  
lengthened or repaired by splicing.  
(3) Couplings, sockets, and fittings shall be of a design and type approved by  
the board and installed in accordance with the instructions or specifications of  
the designer, engineer, or manufacturer.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.835 Wooden components.  
Rule 35. Footings, splices, uprights, track timbers, ledgers, sills, laps, bracing,  
flooring, and all other wooden components of rides, and structures shall be inspected  
for deterioration, cracks, or fractures.Wooden members found to be defective shall be  
replaced with material of equal or greater strength and capacity. Repairs and  
replacements to  
fixed roller coasters shall be made in accordance with  
the  
recommendations of the manufacturer.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
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R 408.837 Ride location.  
Rule 37. (1) A ride shall be placed on solid footings and shall be secured to  
prevent shifting, tipping, swaying, or erratic motion.  
The provision pertinent to  
erratic motion or sway does not apply to ride designed to permit flotation  
a
characteristics or flexibility. Use of shim blocks shall be kept to a minimum.  
Depressions in the ground near the ride footings shall be filled and tamped and  
adequate means of drainage shall be provided to prevent water from collecting and  
softening supporting areas.The area surrounding the ride shall be clear and shall be  
kept free from trash and tripping hazards.  
(2) A fixed ride permanently erected in an amusement park shall be  
set on  
properly designed and constructed foundations or footings and shall be secured to  
these footings in a manner to prevent shifting, tipping, swaying, or erratic motion.  
The provision pertinent to erratic motion or sway does not apply to a ride designed to  
permit flotation characteristics or flexibility.  
(3) A ride shall not operate at 1 location for more than 30 days unless either  
approved foundations or footings are installed, according to the recommendations of  
the manufacturer.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS.  
Editor's Note: An obvious error in R 408.837 was corrected at the request of the promulgating  
agency, pursuant to Section 56 of 1969 PA 306, as amended by 2000 PA 262, MCL 24.256. The rule  
containing the error was published in Michigan Register, 2003 MR 1. The memorandum requesting the  
correction was published in Michigan Register, 2003 MR 2.  
R 408.838 Leveling and alignment.  
Rule 38. Corner posts, central columns, or support structures of a ride designed  
to operate on a perpendicular axis shall be plumb and secured so that the path of  
the sweeps or platforms shall be level and operate on a true horizontal plane at right  
angles to the axis of the pivot. A ride with carriers designed to operate on a  
horizontal axis shall be leveled so that the carriers orbit in a true perpendicular  
plane.The base of a ride that has a combination of orbiting planes or a ride that has  
carriers that operate normally in a plane other than true horizontal or vertical shall be  
leveled and plumbed and secured so that they will not tip or shift and will be stable under  
the most adverse operating conditions, except for a ride designed to permit flotation  
characteristics  
or flexibility or designed to operate properly whether the base is  
plumb or level or not.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.839 Gravity rides.  
Rule 39. A ride which is installed on an inclined surface, which depends on gravity  
for its operation to convey a passenger from the top of the incline to the bottom, and  
which conveys a passenger in or on a carrier, tube, bag, bathing suit, or clothes shall, in  
addition to other applicable rules, be in compliance with all of the following provisions:  
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(a) The frequency of departure of carriers from the loading area shall be controlled  
by a ride operator. The minimum distance or time between departures shall be  
determined by the director.  
(b) The ride shall have an operator located at the loading area and an attendant at the  
unloading area.  
(c) If the entire ride is not visible to the operator, then additional persons shall be  
located at other stations along the ride to assure complete surveillance of the entire ride.  
Two-way communication shall be provided between the operator and other attendants of  
the ride.  
History: 1983 AACS; 1996 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.839a Water slides.  
Rule 39a. A water slide that conveys passengers shall, in addition to other  
applicable rules, be in compliance with all of the following requirements:  
(a) Each water slide shall be designed and constructed to have a minimum  
safety factor of 2.  
(b) Each water slide shall be designed and constructed  
passengers within the water slide during the ride.  
to  
retain the  
(c) At each loading area, a hard surface which is other than earth and which is  
reasonably level shall be provided. The surface shall  
accommodate the intended quantity of passengers.  
be  
large enough to  
(d) If the elevation of a loading surface of a water slide is more than 12 inches  
above the elevation of an adjacent area, then guardrails shall be installed on the  
exposed sides of the loading area.  
(e) A water slide may terminate in a swimming pool or in a body of water such  
as a lake, river, stream, or artificial lake or reservoir. The design of the slide and its  
termination point shall meet the requirements of the act and these rules.  
(f) If the landing area or runout of a waterslide is in a public swimming pool,  
the landing area or runout of the waterslide shall be specified by the designer in  
accordance with R 408.821 of these rules. Swimming in this area, other than to exit  
the flume or landing or runout area, is prohibited.  
(g) If the landing area or runout of a waterslide is in an enclosed tank or in a pool  
used only to exit the waterslide ride, the landing area or runout shall be specified by  
the designer in accordance with R 408.821 of these rules. This landing area or runout is  
not a public swimming pool.  
(h) The quality of the water in a swimming pool termination point is governed  
by rules for public swimming pools promulgated pursuant to the provisions of 1978  
PA 368, MCL 333.12522, and administered by the department of environmental  
quality. The quality of water in a termination point other than a swimming pool is  
governed by rules for bathing  
beach water quality promulgated pursuant to the  
provisions of 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.12544, and administered by the department of  
environmental quality.  
(i) A water slide shall have at least 1 attendant located at the loading area at  
all times when the ride is being operated for the use of the public.  
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A water slide attendant shall be trained, prepared, and capable of controlling  
the frequency of departure of passengers from the loading area. The design and  
operation of a loading area common to more than 1 course shall permit an attendant to  
remain knowledgeable of the disposition of each passenger. One attendant shall be  
sufficient to dispatch riders on more than 1 course from a common loading area, if a  
mechanical system or operational controls are used to regulate rider dispatch on each  
affected course.  
(j) There shall be at least 1 attendant in the unloading area at all times when the  
ride is being operated for the use of the public. An attendant in an unloading area shall be  
trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and shall be trained, prepared, and capable of  
assisting any passenger exiting the water slide. One attendant shall be sufficient to  
operate  
the termination point common to more than 1 water slide, if the owner-  
operator of the water slide shall provide sufficient attendants in the unloading area to  
ensure that each attendant can scan the entire area for which he or she is responsible  
every 10 seconds and respond within the area within 20 seconds.  
(k) If the entire water slide is not visible to the attendant at the loading area or if  
the attendant is controlling entry to multiple courses, then some form of 2-way  
communication shall be provided between the attendants of the ride to ensure that  
passenger loading is stopped if there are problems.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.840 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 408.841 Hazardous conditions.  
Rule 41. During a lightning storm, high-wind storm, a period of tornado alert  
or warning, or fire, or when violence, riot, or other civil disturbance occurs or threatens  
to occur in an amusement park, a carnival lot, or in an adjacent area, passengers shall  
be evacuated from a ride and the ride shall be shut down and secured immediately.  
Operation shall not resume until the situation has returned to a normal, safe  
operating condition.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.843 Personal injuries and deaths.  
Rule 43. (1) Provision shall be made to render first aid when persons are injured  
on or around any ride.  
(2) An owner/operator shall report, in writing to the department, an accident  
resulting in injury to any person within 24 hours after occurrence.  
(3) In addition to the requirements of subrule (2) of  
this  
rule, the  
owner/operator shall immediately report to the department by telephone any accident in  
which a fatality occurs or a person suffers a fracture, concussion, laceration, or  
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other traumatic injury requiring immediate surgical or medical care resulting from  
structural or mechanical failure of a ride, or in which it might appear that the  
construction, design, or function of the ride is directly involved. If an accident specified  
in this subrule occurs on a non-workday of the department, the owner/operator shall  
report the incident to the department by 9:00 a.m.of the next business day. The  
department, after consultation with the owner/operator, may require that the scene of  
an accident be secured and not disturbed to any greater extent than necessary for removal  
of the deceased or injured persons. If a ride is removed from service due to an accident,  
the department shall order an immediate investigation of the secured site and the ride  
shall be released for repair and operation only after the investigation is completed.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.844 Mechanical failure reports.  
Rule 44. The owner/operator of a carnival-amusement ride shall report a major  
breakdown to the department within 24 hours after occurrence of the incident by  
telephone or other media of immediate communication. The owner/operator shall  
confirm this report using the form provided by the department. This report shall be  
forwarded to the department within 7 days after the occurrence of the reportable  
incident. Upon being advised of a major breakdown, the department may order the  
ride to be withheld from operation and the department shall  
conduct  
an  
immediate investigation. The ride shall be released for repair and operation only after  
completion of the department investigation.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.846 Fire prevention and protection.  
Rule 46. (1) An owner/operation shall be responsible for the establishment  
of fire prevention procedures and emergency control measures. Fire prevention  
procedures shall include the treatment of fabrics and flammable structural  
materials, the location and identification of means of egress, and other control  
measures or procedures to assure the safety of a person frequenting an amusement park  
or carnival.  
(2) An owner/operator shall provide covered metal containers for flammable  
waste, such as oily rages and other flammable materials, which shall be kept in easily  
accessible locations. Such containers shall be located so that they do not obstruct  
means of ingress or egress or aisles.  
(3) An owner/operator shall provide and maintain portable fire extinguishers  
of the classification, capacity, and number prescribed by the department.  
(4) An owner/operator shall store and handle liquid petroleum gases employed  
as fuel for internal combustion engines, for heat, or for illumination in a manner  
approved by the department.  
(5) An owner/operator shall store and handle flammable liquids in a manner  
approved by the department. Bulk storage (quantities of more than 60 gallons) shall not  
be permitted in the area accessible to the public.  
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History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.848 Control and operation.  
Rule 48. (1) A ride shall be operated by a person who is trained to operate the ride.  
The operator of a ride designed for the exclusive use of children and the operator of other  
rides for which the operator does not have mechanical or electrical controls shall be not  
less than 16 years of age. For all other rides, an operator shall be not less than 18 years of  
age.  
(2) An operator shall have knowledge of the use and function of normal operating  
controls, signal systems, and safety devices applicable to the ride and of the proper use,  
function, capacity, and speed of the particular ride at all times that it is being operated.  
When the ride is shut down, provision shall be made to prevent the ride from being  
operated by the public. A person other than a trained operator shall not be permitted to  
handle the controls of a ride during normal operation, except where the ride is designed to  
be controlled by the passenger.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 1996 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.849 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.851 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.852 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.854 Illumination.  
Rule 54. (1) Adequate illumination shall be provided for operation, adjustment,  
maintenance, assembly, and disassembly operations and inspection of a ride.  
(2) Adequate illumination shall be provided at all regular and emergency exits of a  
ride operated in an enclosed area so that safe egress from the area is assured.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.856 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
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R 408.857 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 408.858 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC.  
PART 3. PROCEDURES  
R 408.871 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.872 Emergency applications for permits to operate.  
Rule 72. When an owner/operator has not previously intended to operate a ride in  
this state and has not made application for a permit to operate, the owner/operator,  
upon confirming a Michigan booking, shall notify the department and apply for a  
permit to operate. The notice shall be given not less than 30 days before the book  
date. When an emergency booking makes the 30-day notice impossible, the  
owner/operator shall notify the department of the booking by telephone or other  
means of immediate communication and shall confirm this notice in writing. The  
director shall schedule and arrange for inspection of the rides and the issuance of a  
permit to operate as will best serve the needs of the owner/operator and the orderly  
administration of the act and these rules.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.873 Inspection and authorization to operate individual rides.  
Rule 73. No person shall operate a ride unless it has been inspected and an  
authorization to operate has been issued to that person by the department. However, a  
ride inspected and covered by a valid authorization to operate in the preceding year may  
continue to operate until further inspected.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.874 Daily inspection.  
Rule 74. A ride shall be inspected and tested on each day it is intended to be used.  
This inspection shall be made by  
a
person commissioned to perform such  
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inspections by the director. Results of these daily inspection and performance  
tests shall be recorded in the manner prescribed, and on forms provided, by the  
department and shall be certified by the person commissioned to perform these  
inspections. These inspection reports shall be retained at the operation site until the  
next inspection is conducted by the director. An owner/operator shall not knowingly  
use, or permit to be used, a ride which is not properly assembled or which is  
defective or unsafe in any of its parts, controls, or safety equipment.  
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS.  
R 408.876 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS.  
R 408.877 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.881 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.882 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.883 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.885 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.886 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.887 Rescinded.  
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History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.891 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
PART 4. PARTICIPATORY RIDES--GO-KARTS  
R 408.891a Rescinded.  
History: 1998-2000 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.893 Rescinded.  
History: 1998-2000 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.895 Rescinded.  
History: 1998-2000 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 408.897 Remote idle system.  
Rule 97. (1) Effective May 1, 2000, each go-kart shall be equipped with a receiver  
for a remote idle system. A go-kart ride attendant shall control the remote idle system.  
(2) If the remote idle system becomes inoperable and requires repair, then the track  
owner-operator shall make a written request to operate the go-kart rides until the repair is  
completed. The duration of the repair period shall not be more than 30 days.  
History: 1998-2000 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
PART 5. SIGNS AND SAFETY WARNINGS  
R 408.898 Signs and safety warnings; requirements.  
Rule 98. (1) An owner/operator shall display legible signs at all locations  
required in section 19 (1) of the act, as follows:  
(a) Signs shall be a minimum size of 18 inches by 24 inches, with the size of  
printed lettering in proportion to the size of the sign.  
(b) Signs at park entrances and other locations defined in section 19(1) of the act  
shall have standard language  
to  
indicate  
rider responsibilities defined in  
section 18(1) and (2) of the act as follows:  
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THE FOLLOWING STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS WILL HELP TO ASSURE  
YOUR SAFETY.  
PLEASE OBEY ALL POSTED SAFETY RULES AND ORAL INSTRUCTIONS  
FROM RIDE OPERATORS:  
Avoid any action that may injure you or others.  
Stay within the limits of your ability.  
Use safety devices at all times.  
Do not interfere with safety devices.  
Do not disconnect or disable safety devices.  
Do not touch the operator's controls.  
Do not extend your arms or legs beyond the carrier or seating areas.  
Do not throw or drop any object from or towards a ride.  
Get off ride properly at the designated time and place.  
Control the speed or direction of the ride or your body as instructed.  
Do not interfere with safe operation of any ride.  
Do not swing or bounce on rides unless instructed.  
YOU MAY NOT GET ON A RIDE UNLESS:  
You know how to get on, use, and get off the ride.  
You have read, understood, and meet each ride's posted signs and safety requirements.  
You know the limits of your ability and that the ride will not exceed your limits.  
You are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  
You are authorized by the operator to get on the ride.  
(2) Operators may customize wording on signs posted at individual carnival  
amusement rides, as required by section 19(2) of the act. Signs at individual rides  
shall include the specific instructions necessary for safe operation of the ride. The  
signs shall include all of the following categories of information:  
(a) Operational instructions.  
(b) Safety guidelines for riders.  
(c) Restrictions on use of the ride.  
(d) Behavior or activities which are prohibited.  
(3) To comply with sections 18, 19, and 20 of the act, all signs shall include  
the following statement:  
"State law requires riders to obey all warnings and directions for  
carnival or  
amusement rides, and behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to the injury  
of themselves or others. Riders must report injuries prior to leaving the premises."  
(4) The location for reporting injuries shall be listed in bold letters at the bottom of  
each sign.  
History: 2003 AACS.  
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