Facts to know:
■ Amish buggies typically move only 5 to 8 mph.
■ Buggies do not have side- or rear-view mirrors.
■ Because of hoof noise and buggy construction, Amish drivers may not hear vehicles approaching from behind.
■ Horses often back up a few feet when stopped at traffic lights or stop signs.
■ Some buggies may have orange slow-moving vehicle signs, but others may use gray reflective tape and a lantern instead.
■ Be constantly on the lookout for buggies on rural roads.
■ Dim your high beams for oncoming buggies, as you would for another motorist.
■ Slow down when you see a buggy and maintain a space cushion.
■ Pass a buggy only when it is safe and legal to do so.
■ Pass a buggy on a hill or blind curve.
■ Honk, gun your engine or make other loud noises, which can startle a horse.
SOURCE: State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Office and the countys Traffic Safety program