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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013


Wisconsin passes a law requiring seat belts for all cars sold in that state.  The next year, 23 states enacted similar legislation to take effect the following model year.  In response, auto makers made front seat belts as standard equipment for the 1964 model year.  

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