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Kentucky lawmakers yield to Amish
Amish people in Kentucky no longer must use a bright orange reflective triangle on their horsedrawn buggies. Gov. Steve Beshear signed a law that lets them use gray or reflective tape instead to make sure other vehicles can see them at night.
The law was passed for the benefit of members of the conservative Schwartzentruber sect, who claim the triangle violates their religious rules because it represents the Holy Trinity and its flashy color calls attention to them. Several Amish farmers in Kentucky had served jail time for refusing to use the emblems.