FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A proposal to allow the Amish to forego a longstanding traffic safety measure in the name of religious freedom could be nearing final passage in Kentucky.
The House Transportation Committee voted 25-1 on Tuesday to allow the Amish to use strips of reflective tape on the backs of their horse-drawn buggies rather than bright orange slow-moving vehicle triangles that some object to on religious grounds.
The measure now goes to the full House for consideration. If approved there, it would return to the Senate for final passage.
Republican state Sen. Ken Winters of Murray filed the legislation after several Amish men in the Mayfield area were jailed for refusing to pay fines for not using the orange signs.