WW2 mileage ration sticker and info

you received stamps and other various paperwork that had to be filled out in order to get your fuel. An “A” sticker was issued to the general public. The “B” my was if your job was considered vital to the war effort. This meant you would be allotted up to eight gallons a week.

There were six different window stickers and even a “R” one for farm vehicles. These were a part of everyday life. So much so they became part of popular culture, like at the end of this classic Bugs Bunny when his crashing plane doesn’t crash because it runs out of gas. Why, because he only had an “A” sticker.

 An interesting yet lesser known fact is that the rationing wasn’t really created to control fuel consumption, but was there to help save on tires. Gasoline could be made domestically, but rubber trees don’t grow here (at least not in mass quantity). That raw material came from Asia, which of course was controlled by Japan at the time. That’s why if you look closely at the paperwork you’ll see a lot of references to mileage and tire inspections. There was even a national speed limit of 35 MPH put in place to help curb tire wear.

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I didn't realize that Petrolicious was also posting about the rationing, but they focused on Canadian and European

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my friend Tris has her parents WW2 ration book, and let me take photos of it:

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WW2 mileage ration sticker and info
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