Field performance study of electronic stability control system effectiveness in US fatal crashes

Recent US field data was used to evaluate the effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems in reducing fatal crashes. Light vehicles with and without ESC systems were compared through comprehensive statistical analysis, including logistic regression and contingency analyses, to address ESC effectiveness in single- and multiple-vehicle, rollover and non-rollover crashes. Analyses controlled for key driver, vehicular, and environmental factors. Results indicate ESC systems are highly effective for rollovers in which the rollover is the first harmful event, but less effective for other rollovers and not effective for reducing fatal non-rollover crashes. For the covering abstract see ITRD E141762.

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  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01141099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:02AM