Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Electronic Stability Control? Whats that?

While you may not feel it in action, most new cars are equipped with ESC. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps drivers maintain control of their vehicle and to avoid crashes by reducing the danger of skidding, or losing control as a result of over-steering. 

ESC activates when a driver loses control of their vehicle. This is possible through computer controlled technology that assist in applying individual brakes, helping the driver bring the car safely back on track, without the danger of fish-tailing.

You don't want to end up like this Toyota Camry! 

Why do I need it?

Australian research shows that ESC reduces the risk of:
  • Single car crashes by 25%
  • Single 4WD crashes by 51%
  • Single car crashes in which the driver was injured by 28%
  • Single 4WD crashes in which the driver was injured by 66%*
No other active safety device has such potential to reduce single car crashes.