Amish Fight Pennsylvania Traffic Code

June 11, 2001

Source: The Washington Times

On June 11, 2001, The Washington Times reported that "accidents have become all too common in Amish communities across the country. Speeding on the same roads as buggies going 5 to 10 mph...Although they do display the required white tape and battery-operated lights, the Camden [Pennsylvania] Amish have refused to use the orange signs, saying the brightly colored symbol violates their religious beliefs...In Ohio, home to approximately 48,000 Amish, law enforcement agencies and government agencies are taking action. Ohio's transportation and public safety departments have formed a safety committee of Amish leaders to study high-risk areas across the state."