Governor Beshear Signs Amish Buggy Bill

Reported by: Christine Winter
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Updated: 4/11/2012 7:29 pm
Governor Beshear signed a bill Wednesday to allow the state's Amish to use reflective silver or gray tape on their buggies.

That's instead of the orange triangles they oppose on religious grounds.

In the past some Amish farmers have gone to jail rather than use the orange triangles.

The Governor says the reflective tape is a good compromise.

Beshear says, "You had a balancing act there to contend with. And I think that we were able to fashion a solution that helped folks with their religious issues, but at the same time maintain the standard of safety that we have to have on our highways."

State Senator Ken Winters of Murray says this compromise is a win for everyone because it will make the buggies safe for road travel without anyone having to violate their religious beliefs.
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