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Why Michigan Still Uses a Ford Model T for Official Government Business


A Ford Model T is still in use by Michigan Department of Transportation to audit road shoulders for safe horse and buggy travel, due to similar axle width to northern-built buggies since the 1800s.

  • Michigan uses a Model T to ensure road safety for Amish communities.
  • The Model T's axle width matches that of horse-drawn buggies.
  • MDOT released a video demonstrating the Model T's usage.
  • The vehicle helps avoid horse and buggy-related accidents.
  • The Model T aids in preserving a cultural symbol.