“Safelite AutoGlass has hired lobbyists at statehouses across the country as it seeks legislation that it says will protect consumer safety by ensuring that the sensors and cameras used for advanced driver assistance systems are properly recalibrated after replacement or repair.
The company’s efforts led to passage of new laws in Utah and Arizona. As its efforts moved east, however, Safelite butted heads with another group that is offering its own vision about how to safely make repairs: The Auto Glass Safety Council.
AGSC on March 11 sent out an alert to members warning that independent shops that subcontract calibration services could be concerned about bills introduced in state legislatures for Arizona, Maryland and Illinois that address “pricing, billing practices and the relationships of auto glass shops with insurers and claims administrators.” Safelite supported both measures.
Debra Levy, outgoing president and managing director for AGSC, said, unlike Safelite, her organization does not propose legislation that addresses “business practices.””
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There’s a whole lot of acronyms in this blog title. For those unaware, AGSC refers to the Auto Glass Safety Council while ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. Both prioritize safety for drivers and their passengers above all else. It’s important to understand that an improperly calibrated ADAS may pose a huge threat during emergency situations for drivers.
At Advantage Auto Glass we follow the strict guidelines and procedures set forth by ADAS manufacturers. Our ADAS recalibration service is offered at a competitive price for residents in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-343-8984 to set up an appointment!