RV Dangers With Increased Speed Limit

After two major accidents this week with RV’s tipping on Idaho Highways blocking traffic for hours, KPVI News 6 reporter Dani Beckstrom dug a little deeper into the safety of the new 80 mile per hour law, especially when driving large vehicles.

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seenmuch - 8/6/2014 5:40 PM
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The previous commenter is dead on! How fast were they going in relation to conditions or their skill level??? Were they ignoring high wind conditions that required lower speed travel???? WEre they a perfect example of what happens every year, Long before the limit increase, a case of a driver doing something they were not trained for behind the wheel of something they never should have been allowed to behind the wheel of?!?!?!? Were the drivers idiot who had no training or experience with pulling a trailer or driving a camper pushing travel way beyond their knowledge of driving and skills??? Were the drivers the lowest class rating skill of drivers who without any training someone that just jumped into a situation that they were too clueless having no understanding of what is involved in driving a larger vehicle. Trying to drive something that was way beyond their drivers training or skill level...?!?!?!?.... Were they Too clueless to understand that the maximum is for perfect weather under normal median travel conditions while being required in law to drive to your training and skill level???? Was this not a case of what happens every year, long before the limit was raised... A case of someone with a auto class license jumping into a large heavy vehicle without proper training?? My experience tell me that all of the above was part of this which means the limit increase had nothing to do with these crashes. It should be a minimum requirement in law that all drivers who attempt to drive these things at least take and pass a driving test first to prove they understand what is involved in driving these things before they are allowed on the road with the rest of us!!!!! All of this was left out of this article. All they seem to have included was this shot over the bow in effort to blame the speed limit increase outright forgetting all the other facts related these crashes...

henry77433 - 8/6/2014 5:30 AM
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As an unabashed and unapologetic advocate of higher speed limits, I am disturbed whenever any accident occurs anywhere. However, the report gives no reason for the crashes that took place. How fast were the RVs traveling? How many crashes happened last year? THe year before? Did equipment fail? Were the drivers impaired? No one bothers to answer. These types of crashes are common in this area regardless of the speed limit. High winds and fatigue can contribute to these types of crashes.The attempt to pin the crashes on a higher speed limit is disingenuous and dishonest. Sloppy reporting like this is a dead bang loss.
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