9 responses to Amish buggy hazards
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    Rick
    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (February 22nd, 2010 at 18:53)

    Certainly there is mention several times in every issue of the Amish newpaper Die Botschaft of minor and serious accidents. I am amazed by how well buggies seem to hold up in a minor accident, though I’ve only seen in person 1 on its roof. And while I’m sure the buggy owner is quite inconvenienced to have to have his buggy repaired or replaced, I don’t sense that anxiety or despair in reading letters or in talking to the guy previously mentioned… whereas us English…

    The flip side is the occasional reckless buggy driving that invites accidents. There is a quarter mile flat stretch in front of my sister’s in New Wilmington PA that sees some high speed passes and racing.

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    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (February 22nd, 2010 at 20:27)

    Around Seymour Mo it is quite hilly in spots and there have been some nasty accidents there.

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    paula
    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (February 22nd, 2010 at 20:41)

    I’m a mother of three children and have had not so great of a life i would love to join the amish community in ontario perfer close to toronto as i live there currently if someone could help me out and point me in the right direction i would really appreciate it. thank you sincerly paula

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    magdalena
    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (February 23rd, 2010 at 08:41)

    while younge men liek to race their buggies at times, some of the young Englisch and some not so young seem to get a thrill out of harassing slower moving traffic. It doesn’t seem to matter if the slow moving vehicle is a buggy or just a horse and rider or even a bicyclist. I believe reckless driving is just getting to be a bigger hazard everywhere.

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    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (February 23rd, 2010 at 10:38)

    I agree with Magdalena – it shouldn’t matter if it’s a buggy or a bike, or a scooter even. Drivers in those areas know they need to go slowly and still choose not to at times. Preaching to the choir here, I know, but it’s frustrating hearing about preventable things. Have a great day ~

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    Ruben
    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (February 23rd, 2010 at 14:12)

    recently there was an accident involving a snow mobile and a buggy in Lancaster County. http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-pmnews-snowmobilebuggyax-12-19-2009,0,3495393.story

    Awefull things, those snow mobiles. During the 2010 blizzard an Amish friend picked me up from Paradise with a sleigh, and I was really affraid the snow mobiles flying past us on 340 would eventually hit us somehow.

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    Comment on Amish youth car driver causes fatal accident (February 24th, 2010 at 09:29)

    Amish youth car driver causes fatal accident

    That craving for adrenaline in youth is universal, as Rick’s example seems to suggest. And it’s not necessarily in the buggy–in Northern Indiana a few years back there was a pretty horrible car accident with a young Amish youth driver behind the wheel. I myself am not too terribly far removed from “youth” status but have always been something of a grandma driver. And just try to ride in my car without a seatbelt on!

    Rups still haven’t had a sleigh ride though that sounds like a good time. Hope we’ll catch up in April in Lancaster!

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    Tayler Johnson
    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (December 1st, 2010 at 13:58)

    I agree with some of you but I live in Kentucky near the amish. I can see why they would the buggy because thats how they were brough up and they should not have to change there ways just because some of them act

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    Tayler Johnson
    Comment on Amish buggy hazards (December 1st, 2010 at 14:00)

    I agree with some of you but I live in Kentucky near the amish. I can see why they would the buggy because thats how they were brough up and they should not have to change there ways just because some of them act stupid maybe wanting to show off. But i don’t think any of you gusy have the right to judge them unless you actually see how they live!! Thanks :)

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