Amish buggies remain road hazard with early darkness
December 31, 2020
New York - We have many Amish and Mennonite families in Franklin and St. Lawrence counties. Amish buggies have been granted an exception to the requirement to display a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) symbol on the rear of their buggies and wagons for religious reasons. However, after dark and when visibility is less than 1000 feet, they are required to display a lighted lantern with a red lens at least 4 inches in diameter on the left rear of their buggy, and at least 72 square inches of a high quality white or whitish-gray reflective tape on the buggy’s rear.
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