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fpullanosr
post May 5 2013, 06:42 AM
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How do you feel about RV drivers being required to be tested and or schooled and issued a special license? Why do you feel that way?
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post May 5 2013, 07:27 PM
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A special license for RV drivers, IMO, would not improve the driving skills of RV drivers. Every auto driver is supposed to have a license, and there are many car drivers without the skill or sense to drive safely or competently. As much as we would like, we cannot wave a magic wand and regulate and license common sense and motor skills or experience.
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post May 6 2013, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE(Fitzjohnfan @ May 5 2013, 09:13 AM) *

FYI, if you drive a larger motor home, 26000lbs or more......, I wish more states would adopt some special rules like this for drivers of large motor homes and 5th wheels.


What would those "special rules" be? With all due respect, why is 26K pounds a requirement for a special license? Can a driver run over and kill another driver in a compact 3000 pound car? Why is 26K a magic number? From your comments, I assume that your rig is less than that GVWR and that you are very careful in it's operation. That is commendable. Please do me the same courtesy as I carefully operate my rig which is more than that..regardless of the license I have been issued.

Have you ever parallel parked your rig? My state requires that I parallel park my over 26K RV as part of the driving test. Who, in their right mind, parallel parks a RV??? Please know that none of the testing required me to know anything about the RV. A normal CDL license procedure in all states requires a knowledge of the rig systems. I did not have to demonstrate that knowledge for my "special" license. That gives me the defendable opinion that the law makers have never been inside an RV much less driven one and "special rules" for licensing, at least in my state, are BS.

QUOTE(joez @ May 5 2013, 08:27 PM) *

A special license for RV drivers, IMO, would not improve the driving skills of RV drivers. Every auto driver is supposed to have a license, and there are many car drivers without the skill or sense to drive safely or competently. As much as we would like, we cannot wave a magic wand and regulate and license common sense and motor skills or experience.


Well said. Until the exams and road tests actually measure competent experience and skill in driving a big rig, with the possibility of failure, then one should be aware that current laws are designed more to get your license fee money than to test your ability to actually be competent to drive a big rig. If that is not a true statement then perhaps readers can point to the many RV owners who have actually failed the "special' license testing procedure.
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fpullanosr   Special License For Rv Drivers   May 5 2013, 06:42 AM
dalsgal   I have mixed feelings about it. It wouldn't h...   May 5 2013, 07:04 AM
fpullanosr   I have mixed feelings about it. It wouldn't ...   May 5 2013, 07:15 AM
Fitzjohnfan   FYI, if you drive a larger motor home, 26000lbs or...   May 5 2013, 08:13 AM
Ted Morgen   How do you feel about RV drivers being required t...   May 5 2013, 06:21 PM
fpullanosr   I don't feel we need any more licensing or te...   May 5 2013, 06:51 PM
joez   A special license for RV drivers, IMO, would not i...   May 5 2013, 07:27 PM
fpullanosr   A special license for RV drivers, IMO, would not ...   May 5 2013, 07:36 PM
RLM   FYI, if you drive a larger motor home, 26000lbs o...   May 6 2013, 09:07 PM
B. Kidd   Ditto what 'joez' said.   May 8 2013, 07:21 PM
Galli   How do you feel about RV drivers being required t...   May 12 2013, 04:03 PM
campergal   Hi there I feel that if you are towing something ...   May 13 2013, 03:02 PM
Lindsay Richards   I have been telling my wife that for years. She ...   May 13 2013, 09:45 PM
Pat and Jerry   How do you feel about RV drivers being required t...   May 16 2013, 07:56 PM
DXSMac   I think it's a good idea, and there should be ...   May 31 2013, 06:13 PM
Galli   I think it's a good idea, and there should be...   Jun 20 2013, 02:50 PM
roygbell   How do you feel about RV drivers being required t...   Jun 20 2013, 01:11 PM
EastPAcamper   It is like anything else in this world, if you lac...   Jun 20 2013, 04:02 PM
Galli   It is like anything else in this world, if you la...   Jun 21 2013, 08:45 AM
spartancaver   If bus drivers need their own license, I do not se...   Jun 22 2013, 04:57 AM
EastPAcamper   If bus drivers need their own license, I do not s...   Jun 22 2013, 07:34 AM
susseandchris   I am anticipating purchasing a fifth wheel and tru...   Aug 28 2013, 12:31 PM
Galli   I am anticipating purchasing a fifth wheel and tr...   Aug 28 2013, 01:17 PM
EastPAcamper   I am anticipating purchasing a fifth wheel and tr...   Sep 2 2013, 08:45 AM
Galli   There is some information in the form of video an...   Sep 2 2013, 09:39 AM
EastPAcamper   [b]EastPAcamper', you are talking like a prin...   Sep 15 2013, 10:29 AM


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