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Massachusetts’ two U.S. Senators clashed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week over the federal agency’s letter to auto manufacturers regarding the state’s Right to Repair law. On June 15, Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren wrote … Continue reading
U.S auto safety regulators told nearly two dozen major automakers on Tuesday not to comply with a Massachusetts vehicle telematics law, saying it poses significant safety concerns. Click here to read more.
Massachusetts began enforcing its Right to Repair law on June 1. The state law, passed with overwhelming support by voter referendum in 2020, had been stymied ever since by federal litigation brought by an automaker-backed group. In a recent court … Continue reading
Massachusetts legislation that would adopt the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard) into state law has been assigned to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation. The identical bills, HD 181 introduced by Rep. Josh Cutler and SD 1686 introduced … Continue reading
A Massachusetts federal judge told Progressive Direct Insurance on March 10 that is now free and clear of declaratory relief sought by the plaintiff. Progressive was previously named in a class action lawsuit alleging breach of contract and more with … Continue reading
Crown Collision Solutions in Massachusetts recently used a “unique” procedure complete with specific floor targets to perform a 360 degree camera calibration on a Mazda CX-9 with a passenger-side mirror replacement. Operations manager Tom Johnson expects such procedures to increase … Continue reading
The passenger of a sedan was hit by drywall that went through their vehicle’s windshield. The passenger was transported to Baystate Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.
The Massachusetts legislature Joint Committee on Transportation held a hearing on March 9 on legislation that would create state auto glass replacement safety standards. The bill, H. 4445, introduced by Representatives Josh Cutler and Kathleen LaNatra, defines “Aftermarket safety glass … Continue reading
A Weymouth man says he’s lucky to be alive after a rotted tree snapped and crashed through his windshield as whipping winds moved through the Bay State. Click here to read more.
A Massachusetts driver says her windshield was crushed by a slab of ice and snow knocked off the roof of a box truck Thursday. Maureen Regan, the driver of a Nissan SUV, says the snow and ice was knocked from … Continue reading
‘Pretty Amazing That I’m Still Here:’ Concrete Falling From Mass. Bridge Smashes Driver’s Windshield
A man staying in Boston while his wife undergoes cancer treatments at an area hospital narrowly escaped serious injury when a chunk of concrete fell from a Somerville bridge and crashed through his windshield as he drove underneath. Click here … Continue reading
Auto glass safety bills have been introduced in the legislatures in Virginia and Massachusetts. Both bills refer to the present Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) as a basis for proposed new state regulations, much like legislation enacted in 2021 … Continue reading
A Massachusetts federal judge has delayed a ruling in Alliance for Automotive Innovation v. Healey to Nov. 2, 2021. U.S. Massachusetts District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock scheduled a ruling by Sept. 20 in the case of automakers suing over an … Continue reading
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) sent out a ‘legislative alert’ to notify its members of several bills that are under review in Colorado, Massachusetts and Oregon. The organization says the legislation could impact business. Colorado The punishment for certain … Continue reading
“I said I was going to rule from the bench,” said U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock at the end of a video conference hearing about Massachusetts’ Right to Repair legislation. “And I have ruled from my chair, so you … Continue reading
Massachusetts residents spoke out and voted “yes” on the Right to Repair Bill. According to the results, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly voiced their support at the ballot box for Ballot Question 1, which will preserve vehicle owners’ rights to have access … Continue reading
Safelite Solutions (Safelite) will soon take over claims administration for MAPFRE Insurance in a Massachusetts auto glass program. MAPFRE refers to the program as a single end-to-end management solution that is expected to benefit all of its auto glass claims. … Continue reading
JN Phillips Auto Glass, part of TruRoad Holdings Inc., has acquired Glaser Auto Glass, a two location company headquartered in New Bedford, Mass. Both companies have years of experience in serving Massachusetts’ drivers, according to JN Philips Auto Glass. “Glaser … Continue reading
A Massachusetts House bill concerning motor vehicle service contracts is under review again. The bill, number 190, was introduced to the House of Representatives in January 2017. It added several definitions to its motor vehicle service contracts section. From there, … Continue reading
A Massachusetts bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate there that would amend the definition of service contract to include windshield repair and replacement service. If passed, windshield repair and replacement would then have to adhere to … Continue reading
Richard Langley, a technician for Ace Auto Plate Glass in West Roxbury, Mass., was arraigned late last week on one count of murder, according to the Plymouth Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton. Langley is accused of allegedly stabbing his wife to death and was ordered held without bail. Continue reading