Electronic Stability Control for New Vehicles Saint John NB

Learn about electronic stability control (ESC), what it is and what it can do for car safety. If you are shopping for a car in Canada, you might want to think about asking for one equipped with ESC.

Miramichi Volkswagen
(506) 623-2886
829 King George Hwy
Miramichi, NB
Plaza Chevrolet Pontiac Buick GMC
(506) 759-8855
240 Val-d'Amour Rd
Campbellton, NB
Suzuki Bathurst
(506) 548-8897
2280 St Peter Avenue
Bathurst, NB
Edmundston Honda
(506) 739-7716
475 Rue Victoria
Edmundston, NB
Restigouche Motors (Toyota) Ltd
(506) 753-5019
388 Dover Street
Campbellton, NB
Hatheway Ford
(506) 546-4464
500 Main Street
Bathurst, NB
Mazda - Miramichi Mazdas Inc
(506) 622-2900
336 King George Hwy
Miramichi, NB
Checkpoint GMC Pontiac Buick Ltd
(506) 622-7091
349 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB
Bayside Chrysler Dodge Ltd.
(506) 546-6606
1374 St. Peter Avenue
Bathurst, NB
G&M Chevrolet Ltd
(506) 735-3331
605 Rue Victoria
Edmundston, NB

Electronic Stability Control for New Vehicles

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(NC)-Due to the impressive preliminary results of the safety benefits of electronic stability control, Transport Canada is developing a proposal to make ESC mandatory on all light vehicles available for sale in Canada that are manufactured on or after September 1, 2011.

Preliminary analysis of crash data by Transport Canada shows that light duty vehicles equipped with ESC were involved in approximately 30 per cent fewer serious crashes involving loss of control than were vehicles not equipped with ESC.

ESC can help you maintain control of your vehicle during an emergency manoeuvre, such as when you need to swerve or brake suddenly to avoid an obstacle. ESC monitors your steering and compares it to the direction the vehicle is travelling. When these don't match, ESC will automatically activate the brakes at one or more wheels for short periods of time, reduce engine power, or both. And unlike air bags, which only help once a collision has happened, ESC can help you avoid a collision in the first place.

In Canada in 2006, vehicle crashes involving loss of control resulted in the death of approximately 768 occupants, as well as causing serious injuries to 2,578. While ESC can prevent many types of crashes, it is especially effective in preventing those crashes that result from a loss of control. Transport Canada estimates that there would have been about 225 fewer deaths and 755 fewer people seriously injured on our roads if all passenger vehicles had been fitted with ESC that year.

Transport Canada and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) are encouraging all Canadians to ask for ESC when they shop for a new vehicle.

For more information on ESC, check out www.tc.gc.ca/ESC.

- News Canada