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THESE are the mugshots of eight men jailed because they did not attach orange safety triangles to their horse-drawn buggies. The men were all members of a traditional Amish group, the Old Order of Swartzentruber – known for simple living, plain dress and reluctance to adopt modern conveniences. They were locked up after refusing to pay fines issued to them on the grounds that they failed to adhere to a state law which requires orange triangles on all slow-moving vehicles. The men said that the bright reflector violated their religion which restricts wearing flamboyant colours and relying on man-made symbols for their safety
Originally posted by shauny
The men said that the bright reflector violated their religion which restricts wearing flamboyant colours and relying on man-made symbols for their safety
Originally posted by Flyer
If a driver was driving without lights and got a ticket, hed then be sent to jail if he refused to pay so why are these any different?
They were jailed because they didnt pay a fine, not because they didnt have a safety triangle.
Originally posted by newcovenant
Yeah... they look like troublemakers.
When Amish go bad.
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by newcovenant
You guys should google Amish + car accidents
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I'm in exactly that situation at least once a week when cycling.
Where you being reckless? ABSOLUTELY!
A foot or two is not enough room. If that is all the room you have to give DO NOT PASS!
Four to six feet of room is standard human courtesy and is law in many states.
And yes, it does cause the heart to skip a few beats and the weightless vacuum that comes from the ripping wake of your semi doesnt help matters much either.edit on 16-9-2011 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)