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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

California Wants Dealers to Put Red Stickers on Damaged Vehicles

As usual, California is once again helping shape the automotive picture of the entire country. This time it is by a new law that requires dealers to put red warning stickers on salvaged vehicles put up for sale.

The law will go in effect next July, and it involves any vehicle labeled in the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System as junked, salvaged or damaged by flood when it is put up for sale by a new or used car dealer.
Supporters of the new regulation want to test how it works in California before pushing for it to be adopted nationwide: “It makes sense to give it a test drive and see how happy everyone is with it”, said the president of Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety in Sacramento, Rosemary Shahan.

Car dealers, on the other hand, feel that such a measure is out-of-date as the president of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Brad Miller, points out: “Branding systems should be uniform and accurate and databases should be complete. A window sticker is an outmoded concept that makes little sense. This type of information should be available to consumers in a uniform electronic format.”
Story source: Automotive News


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