9 responses to How do Amish travel?
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    joe coover
    Comment on buggy driver age (November 10th, 2011 at 10:48)

    buggy driver age

    is there a minimum age for an amish person to legally drive a buggy on the road in PA.? Also, must they submit to any type of license or exam and tmust the buggy submit to any type of inspection ?

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      Comment on Amish Driving (March 18th, 2012 at 20:27)

      Amish Driving

      The laws of driving in the states are mostly motor vehicle related. When a farm tractor or other equipment is on any public road it is exempted as well as any horse drawn vehicles. Therefore the drivers need not to be licensed.
      The buggies are not motor vehicles either so do not need inspection. Another question was do the horse need to be tested for emissions. Could you see a horse with a catalytic converter attached??!!! That would take the cake!
      Perhaps if a politician is walking on the road they also should have emissions testing and a catalytic converter as well. They certainly have lots of carbon dioxide emissions and it is all hot air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment on How do Amish travel? (November 10th, 2011 at 13:04)

    Great questions! The ones I know do not have licenses, and the young (but responsible ) school-aged children do drive on the community roads (they are KY state maintained, but not busy highways -they are residential w/ little traffic). I’ve never seen a youngster driving on the highway.

    Should the horses have to pass some sort of emissions testing? lol

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    Comment on Security Photo's (January 30th, 2012 at 14:08)

    Security Photo's

    We have an Amish family wishing to travel on our vessel, company policy is that they must pose for a security photo when embarking, picture retained in security, used to identify passengers when leaving and entering as well as other functions such as SOLAS/missing person etc. Understanding that Amish do not pose for pictures, please could you advise how we can get around this/work together without offending anyone. Sorry to say their picture must be taken for security/safety purposes. Your assistance is appreciated

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      Comment on Amish security photos (January 30th, 2012 at 14:14)

      Amish security photos

      Bill if you have to have it then you have to have it. My advice is to check with the family beforehand–some Amish don’t have an issue with allowing their photos to be taken for these purposes (ID’s, etc).

      I don’t know what kind of trip this is but I am guessing that if this is any sort of “vacation” trip (ie overseas to Europe) the family probably won’t be that surprised if at all, and may very well accept it, because they’re probably not from the most conservative segment of Amish society.

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    Comment on lol (October 17th, 2012 at 11:01)


    I am on a train and there are some amish people on here. I thought they were performing in a play or somthing but my mum told me they probably weren’t. And I’ve been searching up amish people the whole ride. My mum says it would be easyer for me to just asked them. But they left on our last stop so now I can’t. I wasn’t going to anyway.

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    Comment on Amish Taxi service (November 26th, 2013 at 09:03)

    Amish Taxi service

    I am a traveling sales man and cover 75% of the US via car or plane.( Not the NE corridor ) I have driven over 2million miles, drove a commercial truck/ bus and was a commercial limousine driver for 2 years. I live in Wis. but I could offer my service for any customer south of Wi. i.e. Iowa. Please contact me if you have any interest in my services- A resume of my past travel experience and references is available upon request.

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    Comment on How do Amish travel? (September 5th, 2014 at 08:19)

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