Comparative accident rates of vehicles equipped with stability control : field experience

  • This paper uses the national accident statistics of Great Britain to evaluate the effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control Systems (ESC) to reduce crash involvement rates. The crash experience of 8,951 cars is analysed and compared to a closely matching set of non-ESC cars using case-control methods. This is one of the largest ESC samples analysed to date. Overall the cars with ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes although the effectiveness is substantially higher under conditions of adverse road friction. ESC equipped cars are involved in 15% fewer fatal crashes although this reduction represents the combined effect of ESC and passive safety improvements.

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Author:P. Thomas
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Contributing corporation:Vehicle Safety Research Centre <Loughborough>
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Analyse (math); Elektronisches Stabilitätsprogram; Konferenz; Leistungsfähigkeit (allg); Schweregrad (Unfall; Unfallhäufigkeit; Vereinigtes Königreichl; Verletzung)
Analyse (math); Conference; Efficiency; Electronic stability program; Severity (accid; Statistics; United Kingdom; accident rate; injury)
Source:2nd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 238-243
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 2nd International Conference on ESAR

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