A recently released study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows equipping cars with electronic stability control is decreasing auto accident fatalities. The three-year study showed ESC saved more than 2,000 lives from 2008 to 2010.
ESC is required for all new, model-year 2012 vehicles, manufactured in September 2011 or after. Types of vehicles that must be equipped with the technology are:
- Passenger cars
- Pickup trucks
If you are in a car and begin to lose control of the vehicle, ESC technology provides braking of one or more individual wheels to prevent skidding, and loss of stability and control, all elements that can lead to rollover accidents and leaving the roadway completely.
From 2008 to 2010, lives saved by ESC increased steadily, from 634 lives in 2008, to 705 in 2009, and 863 in 2010.
Making safety innovations like seat belts, airbags, and now ESC technology standard equipment can help prevent catastrophic car accident injuries and deaths.
To find out if you can file a claim for injuries sustained in a car accident that was not your fault, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation in Orlando, Florida.