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Estimating lives saved by electronic stability control (ESC), 2008-2010.
20122763 ST [electronic version only]
Cicchino, J.
Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Transportation DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, National Center for Statistics & Analysis NCSA, 2012, 4 p.; NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts Research Note ; November 2012 / DOT HS 811 634

Samenvatting In 2010, electronic stability control (ESC) saved an esti-mated 497 lives among passenger car (PC) occupants, and 366 lives among light truck and van (LTV) occu-pants, for a total of 863 lives saved among passenger vehicle (PV) occupants. This lives-saved estimate is a substantial increase over the 705 lives saved in 2009 and the 634 lives-saved estimate for 2008. In recent years, the percentage of passenger vehicles equipped with ESC systems has increased significantly. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126 was required to be in place and in force by September 1, 2011. As such, all new passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, and vans must be equipped with ESC and comply with this standard. It is important to note that as the overall passenger vehicle fleet becomes more equipped with ESC, then the lives-saved estimate will continue to rise. (Author/publisher)
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