NTSB to investigate RV laws after Kerber crash 04 Apr 12

NTSB to investigate RV laws after Kerber crashThe National Transportation Safety Board will examine details of the motor home crash that killed five members of a Jordan family, as well as laws that allowed a 17-year-old to drive the almost 60,000 pound vehicle.

Authorities say Adam Kerber has a drivers’ license that wouldn’t have allowed him to drive a large commercial vehicle. But the 18-wheeler-turned camper classified as a recreational vehicle, and in Minnesota someone with a Class D license can operate an RV for personal use.

At this time it isn’t certain if the investigation will have any legislative impact. But Minnesota House public Safety Committee Chairman Tony Cornish told the Star Tribune he has no plans to change the laws for RV drivers.