Lawmakers will not enforce new laws on Amish after buggy accident


Lawmakers say they will not interfere with the Amish because of their religious freedoms.

This comes after a 4-year-old Amish child fell out of a buggy and died over the weekend.

Some state lawmakers are saying the Amish are not required to wear seatbelts in their buggies.

Instead, they are leaving these issues up to Amish religious leaders.

"It's a tragic event and I sympathize with the family. But what could you do? Should we outlaw buggies off the road? Should we require child restraints and so forth? We try to stay out of the Amish’s business. Separation of church and state,” said Indiana State Representative, David Wolkins.

Now he says unless similar incidents like this one keep happening they won't be making any new laws.

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