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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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Friday, September 20, 2013

September 9, 1966

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Highway Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Vehicle safety on America’s roads was assigned to the newly formed National Highway Safety Bureau (which would become the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) under Dr. William Haddon Jr. who began work on what would be the original 20 safety standards to take effect January 1, 1968. 

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