County board rejects horse-drawn buggy regulations in Central Wisconsin

WOOD COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A proposal to tighten rules on horse-drawn carriage operators was rejected by the Wood County Board on Tuesday morning.

Although several community members spoke against the proposal, supporters said the original intent was highway safety.

“Some of the people who have been involved in drafting this have had near misses themselves or have had family members already involved in accidents,” Wood County Board of Supervisors Chairman Lance Plim said.

The plan would have required buggies to have a license when they turn 16 and wear seatbelts, and buggies would have to have a windshield. 

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