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Is enough being done to ensure hayrides are safe?

There are many different recreational activities that are associated with autumn. One of these is going on a hayride. Autumn hayrides are something that many people here in Oklahoma enjoy.

Sadly though, this activity is not without its safety concerns. Like any activity involving motor vehicles, hayrides can have dangers associated with them. This can be seen all too clearly in a tragic hayride incident that occurred earlier this month in another state, Maine.

In the incident, a hayride that was full of passengers crashed. The crash caused over 20 people to get hurt and one person to die.

One question this incident and other hayride accidents raise is: is enough being done to make sure hayrides are safe?

Hayride operators are generally not very heavily regulated at all. In most states, there are little to no regulations regarding the operation of hayrides and hayride safety.

Do you think this should be changed? Would you like to see Oklahoma consider more heavily regulating the operation of hayrides? What sorts of regulations do you think would be good ones to put in place when it comes to hayrides?

When a person is hurt in any sort of motor vehicle accident, whether it be an accident that occurred out in regular traffic or one that occurred in relation to a motor-vehicle-related recreational activity (such as a hayride), they may have many questions about what happened and what legal options may be at their disposal. Such individuals may find personal injury attorneys to be a helpful source in getting answers to such questions. Such attorneys can conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances of an accident and any legal issues it raises.

Source: Claims Journal, "Most States Don’t Regulate Hayrides," Patrick Whittle and Alannna Durkin, Oct. 17, 2014

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