Stability control saves lives

A new study in the US by the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute suggests thousands of lives could be saved if all semitrailers were fitted with stability control systems. The research was based on the analysis of independent crash data set using engineering and statistical techniques to estimate the probable safety benefits of stability control.
As there are not significant statistics yet available for truck accidents involving stability control technology, the study group selected crash scenarios which could have benefited from stability control and estimated the effectiveness of such a system.
As a result, the study found implementing a program of installing stability control technology in all semis in the US would prevent 3489 rollovers each year saving an estimated 106 lives. It also found that if all US semis were fitted with the more powerful electronic stability program (ESP), 4659 rollovers could be prevented saving 126 lives.

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