The leading provider of insurance policies for motorhome owners, Comfort Insurance, has recently released a message to drivers: make sure your driver’s license is adequate for your vehicle rating or you may face consequences.
Ben Cue from Comfort Insurance has stated that it is not uncommon for drivers to be unaware of the myriad laws that exist in respect to motorhome ownership. These laws include specific motorhome insurance requirements and driver’s license classifications for instance, and Ben says that many drivers are unaware of the fact that they have broken any of these laws at all until they have been issued a citation or a fine. In fact, driver’s license classification and insurance coverage problems are among the most common legal problems that motorhome owners can face.
Furthermore, there are also special considerations that senior drivers should be cognizant of. Drivers who are 70 years old or older must renew their C1 driver’s license to make sure that they maintain the correct classification necessary in order to operate a motorhome. In addition to that, senior motorhome operators should make sure that their insurance company doesn’t have any additional considerations so that they can maintain coverage of their vehicle.
The real danger for most drivers, Ben Cue says, is that there can be significant legal and financial repercussions for drivers who are not properly licensed and insured. Some consequences for motorhome drivers include, but are not limited to:
Harsh fines and legal fees can be levied against drivers who fail to meet minimum classification and insurance levels.
Suspension or revocation of driver’s licenses is a very real possibility for anyone who is caught with inadequate insurance. This can be especially problematic for owners who use their motorhome as their primary vehicle.
Regardless of whether you’re a new motorhome driver, of if you’ve been driving for years, it’s imperative that you keep your license and insurance up to date. To avoid fines and fees, and to generally be able to fully enjoy your motorhome, making sure that you’re in compliance with the law both in your home state, and in any places to which you travel.
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