A few weeks ago, I was travelling north of Kincardine on Highway 21 about three kilometres south of Tiverton at about 8:30 p.m. It was dark and windy with drifting across the highway.
I noticed a very faint red light on my side of the road, a few hundred meters ahead. It was impossible to tell if it was stationary or moving, or even what it was. I slowed right down, and was glad I did. It turned out to be a very dark, Amish one-horse buggy. A short while later I was travelling south on Highway 21 and noticed the same buggy, only with no light in the front - a black buggy and a dark horse.
I read where there have been at least two accidents recently in the area (one a fatality) involving Amish horse-and-wagons or buggies travelling along the highway at night.
Just a word of caution to all drivers in the area, be on the lookout both day and night for these vehicles. They are often poorly lit and are out in weather I don't even like to drive a car in. Expect them more and more as the Amish population in Southern Bruce and Northern Huron counties increases. Slow down, pass with caution, and expect them - especially on the secondary roads, concession roads and sideroads.
Pay attention, drive smart, and we'll all get home safe - cars, buggies, drivers and horses.
Bill Desmond, Point Clark