The ever-progressive state of Florida recently passed a law requiring all drivers of 8,000+ pound pickups to be issued a Class D license, one step beyond the typical Class E treatment given to a regular motorist. The licensing oddly only applies to heavy-duty pickups, and not mammoth SUVs or RVs, making me wonder if Florida feels that large pickup truck owners are, in general, poor drivers. Some of the vehicles affected: the Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Series, and the Ford F-250 and F-350. The government's stance is that these trucks are specifically designed for hauling, and as such their drivers should possess a skill set appropriate for that endeavor.


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