Electronic Stability Control for New Vehicles St. John's NL

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.

Marsh Motors Chrysler Ltd
(709) 489-2151
Trans Canada Hwy
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
City Motors
(709) 637-1000
119 O'Connell Drive
Corner Brook, NL
Dennis Chevrolet Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd
(709) 634-8248
24 Confederation Dr
Corner Brook, NL
Jim Penney Ford
(709) 489-3673
11 Station Road
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Terra Nova Motors Ltd
(709) 364-4130
595 Kenmount Rd
St. John's, NL
Fairway Honda
(709) 634-8881
30 Confederation Dr
Corner Brook, NL
Riverview Motors
(709) 489-2138
75 Lincoln Rd
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Parkway Hyundai
(709) 639-3093
1 Hemlock Avenue
Corner Brook, NL
Grand-Winds Hyundai
(709) 489-8949
18 Hardy Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Hickman Motors Truck Centre
(709) 726-2750
St. John's, NL

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