- The Amish of Holmes County, Ohio are allowed to hire a driver to transport them where they need to go. This is mainly the Old Order and New Order as you will not see the Swartzentruber Amish in a car. They mainly hire drivers for getting to work, doctor appointments, and out of State weddings and funerals.
- Amish young adults going through Rumspringa are allowed to get a drivers license and drive a car until they are baptized and officially join the Amish church.
- The Amish of Holmes County, Ohio are not allowed to own a car/truck unless they are in their Rumspringa.
So there you have it . . . you are not going crazy when you see an Amish person in a car in Holmes County, Ohio.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com