Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 316
Shows, Circuses, Amusement Buildings and Festivals

August 28, 2016
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Passenger to obey rules--prohibited acts--penalty.

316.230. 1. A passenger on an amusement ride shall, at a minimum:

(1) Obey the reasonable safety rules posted in accordance with sections 316.203 to 316.233 and oral instructions for an amusement ride issued by the amusement owner or such owner's employee or agent, unless:

(a) The safety rules are contrary to sections 316.203 to 316.233; or

(b) The oral instructions are contrary to sections 316.203 to 316.233 or the safety rules; and

(2) Refrain from acting in any manner that may cause or contribute to injuring such passenger or others, including:

(a) Interfering with safe operation of the amusement ride;

(b) Not engaging any safety devices that are provided;

(c) Disconnecting or disabling a safety device except at the express instruction of the operator;

(d) Altering or enhancing the intended speed, course or direction of an amusement ride;

(e) Extending arms and legs beyond the carrier or seating area except at the express direction of the ride or attraction operator;

(f) Throwing, dropping or expelling an object from or toward an amusement ride;

(g) Getting on or off an amusement ride except at the designated time and area, if any, at the direction of the ride operator, or in an emergency; and

(h) Unreasonably controlling the speed or direction of such passenger or an amusement ride that requires the passenger to control or direct himself or herself or a device.

2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1997 H.B. 276 § 11, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1403)

Effective 1-01-05




1997

316.230. 1. A passenger on an amusement ride shall, at a minimum:

(1) Obey the reasonable safety rules posted in accordance with sections 316.203 to 316.233 and oral instructions for an amusement ride issued by the amusement owner or such owner's employee or agent, unless:

(a) The safety rules are contrary to sections 316.203 to 316.233; or

(b) The oral instructions are contrary to sections 316.203 to 316.233 or the safety rules; and

(2) Refrain from acting in any manner that may cause or contribute to injuring such passenger or others, including:

(a) Interfering with safe operation of the amusement ride;

(b) Not engaging any safety devices that are provided;

(c) Disconnecting or disabling a safety device except at the express instruction of the operator;

(d) Altering or enhancing the intended speed, course or direction of an amusement ride;

(e) Extending arms and legs beyond the carrier or seating area except at the express direction of the ride operator;

(f) Throwing, dropping or expelling an object from or toward an amusement ride;

(g) Getting on or off an amusement ride except at the designated time and area, if any, at the direction of the ride operator, or in an emergency; and

(h) Unreasonably controlling the speed or direction of such passenger or an amusement ride that requires the passenger to control or direct himself or herself or a device.

2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.



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