9 responses to 8 Tips To Help Reduce Buggy Accidents
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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Useful info (July 24th, 2018 at 13:27)

    Useful info

    Thanks for these useful tips for driving near buggies in just about any Amish area. Since I don’t live in an Amish area, nor do I visit as a driver, it’s still very important to know this. I really think the DMV in Amish areas especially ought to make sure drivers are aware of what to safely do when encountering a horse-drawn buggy, day or night. It would also seem useful if horses could wear reflective markings on harnesses (or whatever) so that they, too, could be noticed more easily in the dark.

    Alice Mary

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    Ren Semans
    Comment on 8 Tips To Help Reduce Buggy Accidents (July 24th, 2018 at 16:36)

    Thank you for the tips. It’s a shame that people have lost their common sense since self-help books started appearing. I have copied and pasted the tips on my laptop and if I can get your permission, I will put it on my facebook page with proper citation.

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      Comment on 8 Tips To Help Reduce Buggy Accidents (July 27th, 2018 at 09:28)

      Hi Ren, I’m not the creator of the image, you can always check but I doubt it would be an issue if you shared it since it is intended to be publicized to promote safety. In any case here’s where I found it (the link from the post above): https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-blog/2018/july/plain-peril-reducing-buggy-accidents-in-amish-country

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        Ren Semans
        Comment on I thought as much (July 28th, 2018 at 18:06)

        I thought as much

        I thought that I would be allowed to post it, but it never hurts to make sure. Granted if anyone tried to sue me, they would get absolutely nothing. As they say: Can’t get blood from a turnip.

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    Comment on 8 Tips To Help Reduce Buggy Accidents (July 25th, 2018 at 09:07)

    Just think how much better off we all would be adoption 1-2 of Amish cultures like riding buggies for everyone, how much money would be saved on fuel?

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    Comment on Patience (July 26th, 2018 at 21:40)


    After moving to Lanc. County last Fall, I learned that it serves you well to be patient and considerate. Very frequently, you have to ‘hang back’ and wait, wait until you can actually see the full stretch of road you have in which to pass and enough road to leave that 20′ gap behind your car and the horse. There are so many hills and valleys here. Please, be respectful. Wait until you reach the top of the hill and know for sure there is no oncoming car. Swing wide and don’t pass unless you have that 20′ space in front of the horse and you once you make your pass. That horse is working hard, be kind. They have as much right, if not more, than you do to travel the roads in their mode of transportation. I note since moving here no matter how fast I am going, sometime exceeding the speed limit, I am still getting tailgated. Slow down.

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    Comment on Post Whole Pamphlet (July 27th, 2018 at 05:26)

    Post Whole Pamphlet

    You should consider putting the whole pamphlet on here because I don’t live near Lancaster anymore. These tips would be good for any community where Amish live.

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      Comment on 8 Tips To Help Reduce Buggy Accidents (July 27th, 2018 at 09:32)

      I haven’t seen the full pamphlet, though the image above seems to capture a lot of the important things to know. Not sure if the pamphlet contains a lot more than what’s there but if anyone has it I’d be glad to see it.

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    Valerie Blethen
    Comment on I carriage drive too (August 25th, 2018 at 13:33)

    I carriage drive too

    I would love to see buggy signs on our road. I am not Amish but have many Amish friends. I do drive my horses on the roads around my residance. How does one go about those yellow buggy signs? I should be protected also so drivers are warned.

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