Motor Home Accidents Part 2
Written by Greg on January 31, 2012
A recent and deadly motor home accident has prompted me to develop several short journal entries on the topic. Let us consider the basic facts and statistics of this type of vehicle in this article.
*There are three classes of motor home vehicles – which are decided by the weight of the recreational vehicle. The Class “A” vehicle is most like a home and not unlike stripping a truck chassis and overlaying it with the framework of a bus – only with living accommodations. The obvious advantages are roominess and a high perch for the driver.
*The advantages are also disadvantages as well. These vehicles are cumbersome at best – and difficult to maneuver, park, back up and handle in an emergency situation. Driving the vast majority of RVs requires no special license and dealers will tell prospective buyers that handling them is easier than many newcomers think. In some states, the very largest motor homes may require a special driving test or written test for a different class of driver’s license. Regardless of size, personal use recreation vehicles do not require a commercial driver’s license.
*There are a variety of other types of recreational vehicles as well including the travel trailer, van/camper, attached cab, truck campers, pop-up campers and fifth wheel models. All come with the need to develop an expertise in handling before taking them out on the ‘open-road’ and drivers would be well served with a little training before taking the road.
Greg Baumgartner is a Houston personal injury attorney and the founder of the Baumgartner law firm, which is dedicated to helping personal injury victims seek civil justice. If you would like to speak with a Houston accident attorney call the Baumgartner firm. Call us at (281) 587-1111 for a free no obligation consultation.