Kentucky Committee Considers Reflective Tape on Buggies

January 26, 2012

The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday that would allow slow-moving vehicles without motors to use reflective tape for safety purposes rather than the slow-moving vehicle signs.

The bill by Sen. Ken Winters, a Murray Republican, and other senators, would also provide an alternative lighting system.

The committee will meet at 9:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, two state representatives, Johnny Bell, a Glasgow Democrat, and Ron Crimm, a Louisville Republican, spoke in favor of a similar measure in the House Transportation Committee.

Crimm also has a bill that would allow use of lanterns on the sides of buggies.

The proposals resulted from legal issues involving a group of Amish who object to using the orange, triangular signs on religious grounds.

The proposal is Senate Bill 75.

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