More Amish Convicted In Traffic Cases
Five more Amish men have been convicted in western Kentucky of not displaying a slow-moving emblem on their buggies.
The action came Monday after bench trials in Graves County. The men told The Paducah Sun that they do not plan to pay their fines and court costs, an action that has led to jail time for others convicted of the same charge .
The conservative sect of the Amish has refused to display the orange triangles because they say it violates their religious prohibitions against displaying bright colors and trusting in man-made symbols.
A state law requires the emblem for safety. However, Republican Rep. Ron Crimm of Louisville is proposing legislators take up a bill next month that would allow white or silver reflective tape to be used instead of the triangle