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Electronic Stability Control

High-tech features and advanced driver assistance systems are becoming more readily available, and they have the potential to reduce the rates of crashes, fatalities and injuries on the nation’s roadways.

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NHTSA Study: Electronic Stability Control Has Saved Thousands of Lives

WASHINGTON – Electronic stability control technology (ESC) is saving an increasing number of lives each year, according to a three-year study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA study estimates that ESC saved 2,202 lives from 2008 to 2010 alone.

2012 Ford Focus to Offer New Safety Features

DEARBORN, MI - Ford safety engineers in the U.S. and Germany crash tested the new 2012 Ford Focus more than 12,000 times in real and virtual worlds to prove out new technologies designed to protect occupants in crashes, Ford Motor Co. said.

Cadillac CTS, Infiniti M37/M56 Draw 'Top Safety Pick'

ARLINGTON, VA - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given Top Safety Pick awards to the 2011 Cadillac CTS and Infiniti M37/M56, after the vehicles performed exceptionally well in roof strength tests that assess how well vehicles would protect people in rollover crashes.

Report: ABS Reduces Crashes by 6-8%

WASHINGTON - Antilock brake systems (ABS) have reduced the overall crash rates of passengers cars by 6 percent and light trucks by 8 percent, according to a new report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.