No move to change Minn. licenses after RV crash 03 Apr 12

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Key Minnesota lawmakers say they have no plans to pursue changes in driver’s license restrictions after a fatal RV accident involving a Minnesota family.

Five people were killed in the crash Sunday in Kansas involving a converted RV. The RV was being driven by a 17-year-old who wouldn’t have been allowed to drive it if it was a commercial vehicle because of its heavy weight and number of passengers. The teen was OK to drive since it was an RV in private use.

House Public Safety Chairman Tony Cornish called the accident a rarity. He said RV drivers are usually older and experienced. He said he didn’t want to have a kneejerk reaction.

His Senate counterpart, Republican Warren Limmer, said it would be a mistake to rush a legal change.

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