Friday, 29 January 2016 18:19

SCRS Notifies Members of Collision Repair Business Petition


In February, 2015 CNN's Anderson Cooper aired an episode that 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 as the national media outlet focused in on issues of ongoing industry-wide debate, and stimulated many members and non-members to reach out to SCRS with feedback.

During the last week of January 2016, a new petition began circulating among repair facilities that addresses many similar allegations, highlighting an event from 1963 when "US 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 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 February 24th, 2016. Individuals and business that agree with the views expressed in the petition can participate by visiting: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/enforce-safe-car-repairs-save-lives

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) was not involved in the drafting of the petition; however, the organization stated that it sees it as their obligation to make members aware of resources available to them.

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com, call toll free 1-877-841-0660 or email us at info@scrs.com.