Department of Transportation Announces ESC For All Vehicles | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

In a move that could ultimately save up to 10,000 lives each year on U.S. roadways, the Department of Transportation recently announced plans to make new crash prevention technology standard equipment on every new passenger vehicle sold in America by 2012.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Nicole R. Nason announced the final rule to require the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on all new passenger vehicles.  ESC uses automatic computer controlled braking to keep drivers from losing control on slippery roads or in emergency maneuvers, in many cases preventing deadly rollovers from occurring.

Please view the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s announcement for more details.

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