This story is from Mayfield, Kentucky, but I wanted to comment that there are several Amish communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota and most of the buggies that I have seen on the highways did have the orange triangles on them.
There have been some horrific accidents involving speeding vehicles hitting Amish buggies in the recent past. It's never the morons speeding down the highway that get hurt, it's always the Amish families, which is sad.
While I don't blame the Amish for the poor driving habits of the public, I would think that anything that would draw attention to the fact that there is a slow moving "vehicle" ahead might trigger the idiots in the racing automobiles to take caution, at least for a few minutes.
I grew up in Indiana and have family in Pennsylvania, which is practically the center of Amish communities. I think my issue with the whole lights/sign thing is that the Amish man's argument is he claimes it violates his religious beliefs that prohibit them from having possessions that are too worldly.
Um... If flashing yellow caution lights and a slow moving vehicle sign are 'worldly', their definition of worldly is a bit different from mine. Safety lights doesn't equal 'worldly' to me.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
I wonder what category puppy mills fall under in the Amish philosophy. If they want to stay away from worldly possessions, then there's no need to breed thousands of dogs to death, and sell them, or do they barter them for plough shares?
I live in MO but also have a small but fast growing Amish community in our area. Also know a few "used to be" Amish people. The Amish reject anything that is "flashy" or things that draw attention to them. They see it adorning them selves as with jewlery. While a caution light is not jewlery it does draw attention for them regardless of what good or bad purpose it has. Obviously a caution light has a good and practical purpose, but to them its just another form of attention, if he opened his eyes, making a fuss over it is drawing more attention thant he caution light ever would have. You never see the Amish driving any other color of horse other than black or bay, and never with alot of white on it and NEVER a paint. I noticed that a while back and was curious so I started asking around. Several Amish attend the local horse auctions where I used to go alot too. I wouldnt consider a flashy horse "worldly" as those spots were put there by God him self, nobody else could have done it.