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New Petition Circulates Among Collision Repair Facilities

The petition pleads for the federal government to "enforce the 1963 Consent Decree for the safety of the American driving public."

A new petition has begun circulating among collision repair facilities that addresses many of the same allegations highlighted in the February 2015 episode of Anderson Cooper 360, calling attention to when, in 1963, “U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy sued the [insurance] industry to prevent them from forcing body shops to cut corners at the risk to public safety.”

The Anderson Cooper 360 episode spotlighted lawsuits addressing industry tactics to steer customers and pressure repair decisions relative to parts and operations in a way that produces unsafe and unsatisfactory repairs. This special became highly discussed in the industry, stirring debate and stimulating many Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) members and nonmembers to reach out to the association.

The petition pleads for the federal government to “enforce the 1963 Consent Decree for the safety of the American driving public.” The petition seeks 100,000 signatures by Feb. 24th. To participate, click here.

SCRS was not involved in the drafting of the petition.

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