7 responses to Wisconsin Amish Agree To Add Buggy Lighting
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    Alex Knisely
    Comment on Just wait for it -- (May 29th, 2018 at 08:16)

    Just wait for it --

    — some families will now up and leave for a no-lights-on-buggies settlement, I bet. Ouch.

    • I would think so too, but by the sound of this story, it’s suggested that the community is accepting or even embracing the change. But yes in most communities of size, there is a contingent that might not like the change and may even be motivated to take life-changing action.

      Maybe the Amish here found lighting easier to accept since the other side initially took such an extreme position (the whole seatbelts, insurance, etc. proposition last fall).

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    Debbie H
    Comment on buggy lights (May 29th, 2018 at 08:46)

    buggy lights

    I like that the Amish themselves feel safer with the lights. Seatbelts and child seats sound extreme to me. What next, seatbelts for horse riders? School busses need seatbelts but no one, in Florida, wants them because of the cost to tax payers.

    • IIRC from the comments on the previous seatbelt post, it was suggested that being strapped in by seatbelt to a horse-drawn vehicle may even be more dangerous than being thrown from the vehicle.

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        Comment on Wisconsin Amish Agree To Add Buggy Lighting (May 31st, 2018 at 11:09)

        I would agree with that. If the horse bolts or shies, you’re better off being able to move quickly. Even if a buggy should flip over, you want to move out of hoof-reach FAST.

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    KimH
    Comment on Safety first (May 29th, 2018 at 11:10)

    Safety first

    This will go a long way to keep these people much safer.
    I’m really glad. It makes me so sick to think about all those poor vulnerable folks on the road.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Wisconsin Amish Agree To Add Buggy Lighting (May 31st, 2018 at 16:36)

    Do you know what affiliation the Wood Co. Amish are part of? I wonder what the several Swartzentruber districts in Wisconsin will do regarding compliance with this Act 228. I also think there is at least one district of the Kenton, Ohio affiliation in Wisconsin and that affiliation does not approve of buggy lighting as far as I know.

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