Even if you had good tires, your driving was limited. Gasoline was rationed to conserve tires. Almost everyone had an “A” classification, which entitled the holder to four gallons per week. Their cars were non-essential to the war effort. A “B” classification for those with essential jobs, like industrial works, qualified for eight gallons per week. Important people like doctors, ministers, mail carriers, and railroad workers had a “C” classification. Members of Congress had the unlimited “X” classification. A windshield sticker proclaimed your status.
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