The Dyer Act, also called the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act, was enacted on October 29, 1919, to impede the interstate trafficking of stolen vehicles by organized thieves. The act makes it a crime to transport stolen motor vehicles across state borders in interstate or foreign commerce.

Throughout the early part of the 20th century, development of automotive technology was rapid. The advent of the Ford Model T in 1908 revolutionized availability of the automobile to all Americans, as the Model T was the first car to be mass-produced. In 1909, ...

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