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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

It seems It used to be. A quick Google search ends up with lots of 'vintage' and '1980s's references and pictures. A 1989 Chicago Tribune article says this: In the last five years, the accordion-...
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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

These sun shades (in one form or another) were super common back in the 80s-90s in the sunnier parts of the US. The front had some sort of graphic design and the back usually had some variant of the &...
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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

It's not really common, but not weird either. Think of bumper stickers. Some people love them and collect them, some dispise them. Same with sun visors, or tee-shirts with "funny" messages. ...
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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

Such sun shades did used to be common, or at least something it was common to see, although not everyone had one. They can be double-sided. Ones with "call police" on one side would have ...
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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

Surprisingly here in Iowa, despite it getting up to mid 90s to low 100s almost every summer (like mid 30s to 40C), and loads of parking in full sun so it would get to like 150F (65C) in the car, and ...
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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

Like the other answers show, these were common, inexpensive covers used in hot and sunny locations in the 80's and 90's. Their use has declined due to modern cars using solar glass that blocks solar ...
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What is the significance of the sun shade with “Need help please call police”?

The sun shades are common in the southern states where it gets in the 90s and up into 100s. The shades are put up in the windshield when you park and you go into work or into the grocery store. The ...
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