Safety RV Towing laws

When most people think of RVing, they think of the freedom of the open road. They think of heading off into wide-open spaces without any limitations on where they can go or what they'll see on their journey. But mobility and maneuverability can be difficult with motor coaches as large as 45 feet. To make the most of their travel experiences, a growing number of RVers are towing additional vehicles-referred to affectionately as "toads"-for use once they've reached their destination. Although a towed vehicle can eliminate the worries of how to get to the grocery store or to that sightseeing destination, towing an additional vehicle behind a motor coach also brings with it a slew of different problems if not done properly and safely. There are two types of considerations when it comes to towing safety. First of all, both federal and state laws dictate certain standards for towing, like weight restrictions and required equipment. Secondly, there are safety measures beyond what the government requires that can make your adventure more worry-free if you employ them. Another measure that the law requires when towing is that you have at least two safety cables or chains. The safety cables must be attached to the motor coach and the towed unit and must be crossed under the tow bar assembly to help prevent a breakaway.

MotorBike Law

MotorBike Law
  1. Laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 19 states and the District of Columbia
  2. Laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 28 states
  3. There is no motorcycle helmet use law in 3 states (Illinois, Iowa, and New Hampshire)
  4. Some bicyclists are required by law to wear a helmet in 21 states and the District of Columbia
  5. There is no bicycle helmet use law in 29 states
The history of motorcycle helmet laws in the United States is characterized by change. In 1967, to increase motorcycle helmet use, the federal government required the states to enact helmet use laws in order to qualify for certain federal safety programs and highway construction funds. The federal incentive worked. By the early 1970s, almost all the states had universal motorcycle helmet laws. Michigan was the first state to repeal its law in 1968, beginning a pattern of repeal, reenactment, and amendment of motorcycle helmet laws. In 1976, states successfully lobbied Congress to stop the Department of Transportation from assessing financial penalties on states without helmet laws.
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RV Law and Rules

Recreational vehicle manufacturers may comply with standards and regulations for making recreational vehicles set by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). 
When an RV manufacturer displays the RVIA logo, it signifies that they are following the highest standards for making RVs. These standards become codified and enforced through laws and regulations, generally set by federal, state and local government. Recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturers must take into consideration the laws and standards for keeping such vehicles up-to-date.
For example, what are the regulations for towing recreational vehicles? What are the laws regarding sale and resale of recreational vehicles? And, what are the responsibilities and obligations of recreational vehicle manufacturers? As more and more people use RVs for traveling, manufacturer laws and regulations have been added to protect consumers.

RV Trailers Law

ALL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED AFTER OCTOBER 28, 2012.
New laws that apply to almost every trailer completed after 28-10-12 mean that very few new trailers can be sold or used in the UK unless they have an approval certifcate. This change has been brought about by a vehicle quality standardisation programme instituted by the United Nations, requiring whole vehicle type approval on new trailers made or sold in the UK. These rules have been in place in mainland Europe for many years.
What it means to us in the UK is the end of cowboy trailer building. Every part of the manufacturing process and every bought-in part used to assemble a trailer now has to pass stringent quality controls.
There are two main ways of achieving this approval.
The larger manufacturers are expected to have sought and gained whole vehicle type approval certifcation for their trailers in much the same way as Jaguar, BMW or Ford have been granted type approval certificates for the cars they make.

California RV Law Lemon

California (CA) RV Lemon Law Important Information

The Recreational vehicle California Lemon Law does apply to new motor vehicles that are used primarily for business purposes. In order for the California Lemon Law to apply to a business use vehicle, not more than five vehicles may be registered in the business name, nor can the vehicle have a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 lbs.
The California Lemon Law applies to consumer goods that are primarily used for personal, family or household use. Under this definition, a consumer good that is sometimes used for business purposes would qualify for California Lemon Law remedies so long as the consumer good is used most of the time for personal, family or household purposes.
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Arbitration

The California Lemon Law does not require a consumer to go through arbitration before enforcing one’s rights in court. Beware of auto manufacturer’s literature that indicates one must go to arbitration before pursuing California Lemon Law rights. This information is wrong!

Wyoming Law Lemon

Code 31-5-606 Soliciting on streets and highways.

(a) No person shall be on a highway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle. This
subsection does not apply to persons attempting to obtain assistance for disabled vehicles.

Sgt. S. Townsend
Wyoming Highway Patrol

Wisconsin Law Lemon

Code 346.29 When standing or loitering in roadway or highway prohibited.


346.29(1)
(1) No person shall be on a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the operator of any vehicle other than a public passenger vehicle.

346.29(2)
(2) No person shall stand or loiter on any roadway other than in a safety zone if such act interferes with the lawful movement of traffic.

346.29(3)
(3) No person shall be on a bridge or approach thereto for the purpose of utilizing such bridge or approach for fishing or swimming when signs have been erected by the authority in charge of maintenance of the highway indicating that fishing or swimming off of such bridge or approach is prohibited.

346.30 Penalty for violating sections 346.23 to 346.29.


346.30(1)
(1)
346.30(1)(a)
(a) Any pedestrian violating s. 346.23, 346.24 (2), 346.25, 346.28 or 346.29 may be required to forfeit not less than nor more than for the first offense and not less than nor more than for the 2nd or subsequent conviction within a year.


Sgt. William A. Harley
Wisconsin State Patrol
Division Hqs, Madison
(608) 267-4590

West Virginia Law Lemon

Code 17C-10-6. Pedestrians on roadways; soliciting rides.


(a) Where sidewalks are provided it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.


(b) Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall when practicable walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.


(c) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle.

Code 17C-10-7 Penalty for pedestrians violating the provisions of this article.


Any person violating the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars; upon a second conviction within one year thereafter, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars; and upon a third or subsequent conviction, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars.

Virginia Law Lemon

Code 46.2-929 Pedestrians soliciting rides.

Pedestrians shall not stand or stop in any roadway for the purpose of soliciting rides.

Washington Law Lemon

RCW 46.61.255 Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.


(1) No person shall stand in or on a public roadway or alongside thereof at any place where a motor vehicle cannot safely stop off the main traveled portion thereof for the purpose of soliciting a ride for himself or for another from the occupant of any vehicle.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit a ride for himself or another from within the right of way of any limited access facility except in such areas where permission to do so is given and posted by the highway authority of the state, county, city or town having jurisdiction over the highway.

(3) The provisions of subsections (1) and (2) above shall not be construed to prevent a person upon a public highway from soliciting, or a driver of a vehicle from giving a ride where an emergency actually exists, nor to prevent a person from signaling or requesting transportation from a passenger carrier for the purpose of becoming a passenger thereon for hire.

(4) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.

(5) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.

(6)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, the state preempts the field of the regulation of hitchhiking in any form, and no county, city, or town shall take any action in conflict with the provisions of this section.


(b) A county, city, or town may regulate or prohibit hitchhiking in an area in which it has determined that prostitution is occurring and that regulating or prohibiting hitchhiking will help to reduce prostitution in the area. Hitchhiking is not permitted where signs prohibit it or on limited access freeways (I-5). See RCW 46.61.255

Vermont Law Lemon

Highway solicitations.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person may stand within the roadway of a highway as defined in subdivision (32) of section 4 of this title for the purpose of soliciting a ride, contributions, employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.


Sylvia Martin
VSP Webmaster

Texas Law Lemon

Code 552.007. Solicitation by Pedestrians

(a) A person may not stand in a roadway to solicit a ride, contribution, employment, or business from an occupant of a vehicle, except that a person may stand in a roadway to solicit a charitable contribution if authorized to do so by the local authority having jurisdiction over the roadway.

Utah Law Lemon

Code 41-6-82 (4)

A person may not sit, stand, or loiter in or near a roadway for the purpose of soliciting from the occupant of any vehicle a ride, contributions, employment, the parking, watching, or guarding of a vehicle, or other business.

Tennessee Law Lemon

Code 0400-2-2-.04. BEGGING AND SOLICITING.

(1) Begging is prohibited.


(2) Hitchhiking or the soliciting of transportation is prohibited.


(3) Commercial soliciting of any kind without a permit is prohibited: provided, that this section shall not apply to transactions with authorized concessioners.

TENNESSEE RULES AND REGULATIONS
0400. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
0400-2. DIVISION OF STATE PARKS
CHAPTER 0400-2-2. PUBLIC USE AND RECREATION

South Dakota Law Lemon

Code 32-27-5

Highways without sidewalks -- Duty to walk facing traffic -- Violation as petty offense. Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking along or upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction. A violation of this section is a petty offense.

The only thing I could find on South Dakota.

South Carolina Law Lemon

Pedestrians soliciting rides or business. Pedestrians prohibited on freeways.


(A) No person as a pedestrian, unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer, shall occupy any space within the limits of the roadway and shoulder of the main facility of a freeway, except to perform public works or official duties, as a result of an emergency caused by an accident or breakdown of a motor vehicle, or to obtain assistance.
The prohibitions imposed by this subsection on the use of freeways do not apply to service roads alongside the highways.

(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.

Pennsylvania Law Lemon

Code 601.11. Hitchhiking.


The solicitation for a ride, commonly known as hitchhiking is prohibited, and stopping or allowing a vehicle to be standing while hitchhikers board is also prohibited.

Rhode Island Law Lemon

Code 31-18-12 Hitchhiking in road.

No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle.

Oregon Law Lemon

(Roadway Use)

Code 814.060 Failure to use pedestrian tunnel or overhead crossing; penalty


Code 814.070 Improper position upon or improperly proceeding along highway; penalty


Code 814.080 Unlawful hitchhiking; penalty


Code 814.090 Unlawful solicitation on or near highway; penalty

Oklahoma Law Lemon

Oklahoma only prohibits hitchhiking on turnpikes. Oklahoma Statutes, Title 47, Section 11-1401, subsection D, states:

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to travel a turnpike on foot except to leave or service a disabled vehicle, or for any person to hitchhike on a turnpike.

Oklahoma has an extensive turnpike system. A map is available online at the Oklahoma Transportation Authority's website:


In addition, there are certain highways where "motorist beware" signs have been posted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation because of the close proximity of federal or state prisons and the possibility of hitchhikers being escaped inmates. One location I can recall at the moment
is on Interstate 40 near El Reno, about 30 miles west of Oklahoma City.
These would no doubt be problem areas for hitchhikers.

If I can be of any further assistance to you in this matter, please feel free to contact me again.

David Beatty
Legislative and Special Projects Manager
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

Ohio Law Lemon

Code [4511.05.1] 4511.051 Prohibitions on use of freeways.


No person, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, shall:

(A) As a pedestrian, occupy any space within the limits of the right-of-way of a freeway, except: in a rest area; on a facility that is separated from the roadway and shoulders of the freeway and is designed and appropriately marked for pedestrian use; in the performance of public works or official duties; as a result of an emergency caused by an accident or breakdown of a motor vehicle; or to obtain assistance;

(B) Occupy any space within the limits of the right-of-way of a freeway, with: an animal-drawn vehicle; a ridden or led animal; herded animals; a pushcart; a bicycle, except on a facility that is separated from the roadway and shoulders of the freeway and is designed and appropriately marked for bicycle use; a bicycle with motor attached; a motor driven cycle with a motor which produces not to exceed five brake horsepower; an agricultural tractor; farm machinery; except in the performance of public works or official duties.

North Dakota Law Lemon

NDCC Code 39-10-34


No person may stand in a roadway (in this state that includes the shoulder) for the purpose of soliciting a ride.

North Carolina Law Lemon

N.C. Gen. Stat. Code 20-175. Pedestrians soliciting rides, employment, business or funds upon highways or streets


(a) No person shall stand in any portion of the State highways, except upon the shoulders thereof, for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any motor vehicle.


(b) No person shall stand or loiter in the main traveled portion, including the shoulders and median, of any State highway or street, excluding sidewalks, or stop any motor vehicle for the purpose of soliciting employment, business or contributions from the driver or occupant of any motor vehicle that impedes the normal movement of traffic on the public highways or streets: Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to licensees, employees or contractors of the Department of Transportation or of any municipality engaged in construction or maintenance or in making traffic or engineering surveys.

(c) Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1330, s. 39.

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT WITH SECTION. --A municipal ordinance which authorized the sale of newspapers and merchandise at intersectional traffic islands was in conflict with this section, to the extent that the ordinance purported to authorize acts resulting in the impeding of the normal flow of traffic on the public highways. See opinion of Attorney General to Mr. J.M. Lynch, P.E., State Traffic Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation, 59 N.C.A.G. 45 (1989).

ACTS NOT CONSTITUTING VIOLATION OF SECTION. --Standing or loitering on the main traveled portion of the highway and soliciting employment, business or contributions from the driver or occupant of a motor vehicle does not constitute a violation of this section if the acts do not result in impeding the normal movement of traffic. See opinion of Attorney General to Mr. Carl V. Venters, 41 N.C.A.G. 528 (1971). Isaac Avery, III

New York Law Lemon

New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law:

TextSection 1157. Pedestrians soliciting rides, or business.

(a) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, or to solicit from or sell to an occupant of any vehicle.


NYSP - Traffic Services Unit

New Mexico Law Lemon

Code 66-7-340 Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.


A. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.

New Jersey Law Lemon

Code 39:4-59 Begging rides prohibited

No person shall stand in a highway for the purpose of or while soliciting a ride from the operator of any vehicle other than an omnibus or a street car.

New Hampshire Law Lemon

Code 265:40 Pedestrians Soliciting Rides or Business.


I. No person shall stand on the travelled portion of a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle.


II. No person shall stand on or in proximity to the traveled portion of a street or way for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or way.


III. It shall be lawful for any person to hitchhike or solicit a ride from the occupant of any vehicle upon any road or way, or limited access road and highway provided that the individual is not, when so doing, standing on the paved portion of the road or way.


IV. No person shall signal a moving vehicle or stop a vehicle on any public way in order to solicit or sell a ticket of admission to an entertainment or sports event.

Nevada Law Lemon

NRS Code 484.331 Section 3


A person shall not stand in a highway to solicit a ride or any business from the driver or any occupant of a vehickle.


NRS 484.065


Highway means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way dedicated to a puplic authority when any part of the way is open to the use of the public for purpose of vehicular traffic, whether or not the public authority is maintaining the way.


Office of the Attoney General
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
775-684-4602

Nebraska Law Lemon

Code 60-6,157 Pedestrians soliciting rides or business; prohibited act:


(1) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, contributions, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.

Montana Law Lemon on Hitching

Code 61-8-507

1. No person shall stand on a public roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.