Alrighty then. I guess my 17 years as a company driver and 2 1/2 years as an owner operator mean I know nothing about the subject of length of vehicles. I only drive for pay 110000 miles per year so I guess I don't ever see any accidents.
I will offer you a challenge just to "prove a point", install a camera on your vehicle and in 1 year if you can show more accidents caused by old people pulling 2 trailers then by soccer moms driving SUV's, I will not only pay for your camera but will also buy you a red lobster dinner. I will simply take an apology when you show the results are not as you describe.
BTW: This bill is about length not weight. My fathers setup weighs 10000 # and is pulled with a 2500HD with a diesel that is rated at 15000.
Do you think this law is not going to give those pulling over weight, non maintained vehicles a free pass? If folks are pulling stuff with equipment not rated for the duty at hand, we already have dozens of laws on the books for that topic.
The brakes on my fathers setup are fine for what is there, all axles have brakes and are maintained as they should be, I have seen his equipment and have no reason to believe it is unsafe.
I ask that you actually look into what you think you already know, because you are mistaken.
I also love the "Michigan Train" comment, that is awesome. Are you aware that Michigan is not the only state in this country that allows doubles for recreational use?
Are you aware that the heavy haul commercial vehicles that pull doubles in MI (which is what I did as a company driver for 17 years) actually do less damage to the road then a "normal" 18 wheeler. I watched a documentry on this subject about 10 years ago and it showed that since the heavy haul trucks are allowed less weight per axle and have more axles closer together the ground can not move (flex) as much in between each axle crossing over it, there for less movement by lighter axle weights would cause less damage then the heavy axle weight spread farther apart.
I would love to discuss this subject with you if you are interested , over an iced tea sometime.