Saturday, June 17, 2006

ESC: Replacement Parts For Basic Driving Skills

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety stated that vehicles with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) were 43 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal crashes and also went on to say that as many as 10,000 fatal accidents could be prevented each year if ESC was standard equipment on all vehicles. I'm sure the estimated figures have been carefully calculated to represent a fair assessment of what could be, but if SUVs are such killers why make them? Just food for thought, smokers get the blame that their second hand smoke is the cause of every illness under the sun, been treated like animals by being banished from "public" establishments, and have to put up with every nosey Dudley Do-Right stranger that feels the need to tell them about the health risks of their habit. People that drive, and suffer the unfortunate fate of rollovers, get no public flack from the choices they have made, and yes (believe it or not) do pose a threat to public health when tip over that bus they call a car on the highway and wipe out three innocent cars in the process. Since we educate people on the dangers associated with smoking, perhaps car dealers should educate their customers on the dangers of SUVing.


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