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Fun Facts about Bumper Stickers on Cars

Bumper stickers may seem like the ultimate way to getting a message across. After all, placing a sticker on a vehicle that travels from place to place certainly gives it multi-faceted exposure.

Here are some fun facts about it that you may not realize.

9 Fun Facts Related to the Bumper Sticker

  • Before the invention of the automobile, business owners would communicate to the public by printing their advertisement on horse fly nets.

  • The more sophisticated bumper sticker first appeared in the late 1920’s and was made out of metal or simple cardboard attached to a car by wire.

  • By 1946, a Kansas printer fashioned the first adhesive type of bumper sticker.

  • President Eisenhower’s election campaign made full use of bumper stickers to sway voters.
  • Since then, bumper stickers are a key election campaign strategy.

  • Many trucking companies have the support of auto insurance providers by requiring drivers to have a “How’s My Driving?” bumper sticker displayed together with a phone number.

  • In Europe, drivers with oval bumper stickers must have up to three letter codes to distinguish country origin.

  • Bumper stickers have become the subject of a free speech legal discussion.

  • TN, AL and SC legislature forbids various types of obscene language or image.


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Summary: The bumper sticker has raised advertising and free speech to another level. Here are some related fun facts brought to you by Prime Insurance.


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