I've Never Been a Fan of The Amish...

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
I've Never Been a Fan of The Amish...
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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 7:02pm

This may upset some here, but my opinion is...Get your buggies out of the way, and use the reflective triangles.

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:02am

I would suggest that if the Amish use public roads, Kentucky could require ANY non-motor vehicles on those roads to use license plates which are large, high contrast and very visible both at night and by day. If vehicle operators don't want to use plates like that, they get ticketed by law enforcement officers. End of problem.

Edited to add:

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2012
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 1:36pm

Whether it's the Amish or a kid on a scooter or a dog chasing a ball, the driver of the car is responsible for being aware of what and who are around them and driving safely.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2011
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 1:56pm
Would gray tape work well enough? It seems someone at the state department of transportation may want to investigate use of gray vs orange reflective tape to see if they are comparable.

The safety issue seems legitimate. Though the need to impose bright orange may be more cultural habit and may not be necessary if reflective gray would work as well.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 4:49pm

Here, the buggy's must have the orange reflective triangle and/or orange tape.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 5:44pm

I agree that not everyone is a safe driver...but I also feel that if someone else is using the road, then they must also abide by the rules.

 nwtreehugger  

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:22pm
<< Whether it's the Amish or a kid on a scooter or a dog chasing a ball, the driver of the car is responsible for being aware of what and who are around them and driving safely.>>

Driving 70 at night discounts pretty much everything you said. Or topping hills during daylight.

No, if I come upon a buggy while driving the speed limit, but it's too late to keep from hitting them... they are responsible, not me.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:45pm

I don't think both sides are being "muleheaded" in this... I think it's up to the Amish to comply in every way for public safety.

My life, and that of my family, trumps their right to religion.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:47pm
I'm pretty sure I won't be seeing gray tape as well as I would orange, day or nighttime.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:59pm
<< Motorist must also learn to share the road. >>

I agree that we should learn to share the road... in certain circumstances, and if they are willing to give the public sufficient notice of their presence.

(but honestly, I don't think they should be on the roads at all. sorry, but I just don't.)

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 8:02pm
Around here, bicyclists ride on the shoulder. Pedestrians also aren't in my lane going 5 mph.

<< The Amish must accept their own responsibilities in this as well. >>

Yes.

 

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