Contact Us
Make My Homepage

8 Amish Men Behind Bars For Not Having Buggy Safety Signage

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Amish ride/drive buggies but those buggies are to have bright orange safety triangles attached to the back of them.
Apparently they have been given many tickets for not having the signage properly displayed and have refused to pay the fines attached to those tickets. This has now landed them in jail.

The men are from Mayfield, Kentucky where their Amish sect “Old Order of Swartzentruberis” located. This is a very traditional sect and they refused to pay the tickets based on the fact that it violates their religious restrictions. Those restrictions include the display of or wearing of bright colors and also the use of man made objects for their safety.

A judge in Kentucky sentenced the men to 3-10 days in jail. The men were taken into custody and placed in a holding cell together. They were allowed to wear dark overalls and sandals instead of the usual bright orange required to be worn by others in jail.

The Kentucky Appeals court denied the men’s initial appeal and it has now been sent to the states Supreme Court but no ruling has been made as of yet. Since this Judge already sentenced the men to jail time doesn’t seem that a ruling from the Supreme Court will make much difference now. In fact the men’s attorney says he was disappointed that the Judge ruled on the case before they had heard from the Supreme Court.

Most other Amish groups in the area do follow the law and display the signs on their buggies. However, the Judge said she had 44 other similar cases on her docked and felt it was time to move forward with the sentencing.

Maybe the ruling from the Supreme Court will benefit others in this situation on down the road…so to speak.

More From KEAN 105.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://keanradio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KEAN 105 Today's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KEAN 105 Today's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!