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Roll stability control systems take corrective action, such as throttle control or braking, when sensors detect that a vehicle is in a potential rollover situation.

Active and passive in-vehicle safety technologies are expected to decrease fatalities up to 16 percent.(April 2011)

Through use of the Roll Stability Control (RSC) systems, it was estimated that between 1,422 and 2,037 combination vehicle rollover crashes in curves could be prevented, resulting in effectiveness rates of 37 percent and 53 percent, respectively.(February 2009)

Forward collision warning systems have potential to prevent 23.8 percent of crashes involving large trucks.(2009)

While both cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) benefit from electronic stability control (ESC) systems, evaluation data suggest that the reduction in the risk of single-vehicle crashes was significantly greater for SUVs (49 percent) than for cars (33 percent). (13 June 2006)

Two surveys asked motor carriers what the motivation was for safety technology installation. A clear majority of the respondents indicated that crash reduction (68%) and lower insurance rates (52%) were key benefits.(22-26 January 2006)

Based on all police-reported crashes in 7 states over 2 years, electronic stability control (ESC) reduced single-vehicle crash involvement risk by approximately 41 percent and single-vehicle injury crash involvement risk by 41 percent.(8 October 2004)

An analysis of the effectiveness of electronic stability control (ESC) at reducing single-vehicle crashes in passenger cars and SUVs (1997-2002 crash data from five States) suggested that single-vehicle crashes were reduced by 35 percent for passenger cars and by 67 percent for SUVs.(September 2004)