NHTSA – Estimating Lives Saved by Electronic Stability Control, 2008–2010

In 2010, electronic stability control (ESC) saved an estimated 497 lives among passenger car (PC) occupants, and 366 lives among light truck and van (LTV) occupants, for a total of 863 lives saved among passenger vehicle (PV) occupants. This lives-saved estimate is a substantial increase over the 705 lives saved in 2009 and the 634 lives-saved estimate for 2008. In recent years, the percentage of passenger vehicles equipped with ESC systems has increased significantly.