While very few states require a special license to drive an RV, driving training is certainly a smart, and often over looked investment. Many RV rigs are nearly the same length and weight of 18-wheel trucks. Numerous safety studies have proven that comprehensive truck driver training results in safer drivers and fewer accidents. So, why not invest in training prior to hitting the road in your RV.
The RV Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) announced this week that a popular RV consumer safety program, RV Driving Safety, has been updated and formatted for immediate online availability. While there are several highly respected RV driver training programs available in the United States, the RVSEF seems to offer the only online course. Offered at a fraction of the cost of popular behind-the-wheel courses, the RVSEF on-line course may push more RV owners to seek driver training.
Driving an RV is not hard, but it is not easy either. Towing a fifth wheel or a bumper pull trailer requires the driver to learn how to handle specific tasks such as braking, turning, passing (and being passed), and backing. Motor homes are not necessarily difficult to drive. An experienced and careful driver can certainly learn how to drive a motor home or tow a trailer. Practice will help you develop good driving skills that can keep you and your passengers safe.
Why not go the extra mile and put safety first by becoming a trained driver? Not only will you be a safer driver; your confidence will increase which will result in a more enjoyable trip every time you hit the road. You will most likely receive a discount from your insurance company if you have completed driver training. And, you don’t want to be the RVer that all the truckers are cursing about over the CB radio due to your poor driving skills.
Have you taken an RV driver training course? Do you think RV driver training is a smart investment?