Here’s a law that I’d like to see instituted in more states.

On Wednesday Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that mandates that recreational vehicles that are rented out must have carbon monoxide detectors, WRIR-TV’s website reported.

That law represents a smart government response to a tragedy last year, when five people died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a biker charity event in the town of Clarksville, Tenn., according to

In that fatal  incident, there was a generator operating near a vent for the trailer where the five victims were sleeping.

The new Tennessee law says that all RV lease or rental contracts  have to include a statement guaranteeing that the vehicle has a working carbon monoxide detector.

It’s a great law, and other states should follow suit.

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