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Crews spend part of day inspecting rides at North Florida Fair

Posted: 5:19 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 17:19:56-05
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fall is in the air, which means the North Florida Fair is back in the Capital City.

To make sure people have a safe and enjoyable experience, crews and law enforcement spent part of the day doing inspections to make sure everything is within state standards.

62 rides have been looked at and tested since Monday. Ride inspectors started early because there’s a lot to look at before they can open the gates to visitors.

“We look at the restrains the lap bars to make sure they are properly secured, fasteners, bolts, pins, keys and make sure they are installed. We want to make sure all the rides are in state statues," said Allen Harrison, Bureau Chief for Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Harrison recommends that riders adhere to the safety signs posted outside each ride to make sure they meet the right height and weight requirements before riding.

The fair is officially opened Thursday at 5 p.m. and will stay open until 10:30 p.m.