you ever drive your truck through Pennsylvania’s Amish country,
you might want to take a little extra care at night.
because a Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that members of one
Amish sect no longer have to put reflective orange triangles – required
in many places for visibility – on the back of their buggies, The
Associated Press reported.
the Amish in that sect regard the color as too gaudy.
court ruled that the state didn’t produce evidence that the triangles
should be required, the news wire service reported. Lawyers representing
the Amish community – which prefers a plainer gray reflective tape
to the orange triangles – claimed that the state had not proved
that visibility contributed to accidents involving buggies.
years ago, members of an Amish community in central Kansas were
discouraged by their leaders from driving at night at all due to
an increasing number of rear-end accidents that occurred along that
area’s two-lane roads at night.
fact, in addition to the orange triangles, the Amish in Yoder, KS,
are also adding more reflective tape, even outlining the wheels,
a worker at the local grocery told Land Line. The move was spurred
after another more recent series of accidents involving the horse-drawn