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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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Saturday, May 25, 2013

January 1, 1968

New vehicle safety improvement laws go into effect.  Among them is a law mandating controlled front and rear vehicle crush points.  These are points on the vehicle that are designed to crush “accordion-style” and absorb much of the energy created by a collision impact, rather than transfer the energy unabated into the passenger compartment. 

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