Behind the Wheel Exhibit

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See a new collection of colorful early-20th century posters about safety with automobiles sponsored for the Automobile Club of Hartford and printed by the American Automobile Association. The American Automobile Association ("AAA" or "Triple-A") was founded in 1902 when nine motor clubs joined to advocate for better roads. At that time, only 23,000 cars were being used in the United States compared to 17 million horses for transportation. Soon the club initiated a safety program to protect motorists and pedestrians on the newly paved streets.