The state of Wisconsin has the fourth largest Amish population in the country, just behind Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are a large number of Amish settlements spread across Wisconsin. Because of this, is it important for motorists to remember that the Amish have a right to drive their horse-drawn carriages on the roads too.
Of course this can lead to problems for drivers who are not paying attention to the road. Because a horse-drawn buggy goes much slower than a typical automobile, it can be easy to misjudge the time it takes to overtake one. The typical Amish buggy travels anywhere from 5 to 8 mph on average. Although they usually travel on the shoulder of the road and feature an orange reflective triangle on their rear sides, they are still involved in a number of accidents each year. When accidents occur, it is typically those riding in the buggy who get the brunt of the impact.