Bearing Down…

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Not the crispest photo in the world, but it still provides an interesting narrative. We snapped this photo on a truck and car-clogged road in Holmes County, Ohio last week. While the Amish population continues to grow here, so does the population of others.  This results in increased car and truck traffic on the road, many which do not have separate buggy lanes.  This semi was riding the bumper, so to speak, of a buggy on a busy state route. If just one thing goes wrong and this truck plows into the back of the buggy, there would be an instant calamity.  So I always urge people – truckers included – to be alert on roads that have buggy traffic. A car or a truck is no match for a buggy, the occupants of the buggy will always lose. I would have to think being in that buggy with that freight-train sized truck breathing down your neck would be a bit frightening!

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The Discussion


  1. It’s frightening enough in a car to have one of those big trucks following foolishly close!

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  2. kentuckylady717 says:


    I agree with Wendy, it is frightening……there is no use in anyone following that close to anyone…..I used to put my brakes on and that would slow them down and tick them off too lol…if I am driving too slow,you’re probably going too fast, so just go around me and stay off my tail…..I absolutely hate tail gaters…….and believe me they are out there….they pass you up and then you meet at the next traffic light……I love it…..I just look at them and think what a Jerk you are…..

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  3. mary Rexrode says:


    If I were the buggy driver I would be getting over to the right as far as possible and let the truck pass…… That is too scary.

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  4. That semi looks as though it is pushing the horse and buggy up the hill and
    they can’t pass because of the double yellow lines. At least it doesn’t seem
    to be pulling a trailer, so is biding its time.
    I think it’s creepy to have anyone, much less a huge truck following so
    close, even in my auto. As for tapping the brakes, that sometimes helps,
    but some drivers just can’t stand being behind anyone (my former
    brother-in-law was one of those impatient drivers).

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  5. Truck probably isn’t as close as it appears. If it is I would really slow my horse down! No excuses for it! Buggies have as much right on the road as modern vehicles.

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    • Joy, someone on Facebook suggested what you did, but the truck actually WAS that close…riding the buggy’s bumper practically!

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  6. Then I would have gone even slower, perhaps truck driver would have gotten the message. That’s what I do on the highway. I take my cruise off and guess what? Truckers always back off or I put my flashers on..same result.

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