Buy a car with ESC and Curtain Airbags, it could save your life
Choose a car that could save your life.
If it doesn’t have Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Curtain Airbags cross it off your list.
Australian research shows that ESC reduces the risk of :
- Single car crashes by 25%
- Single 4WD crashes by 51%
- Single car crashes in which the driver was injured by 28%
- Single 4WD crashes in which the driver was injured by 66%*
No other active safety device has such potential to reduce single car crashes.
Research conducted in the USA estimates that head protecting airbags, like curtain airbags, can reduce driver deaths in the event of a side impact crash by close to 40%**. Without them, in a side impact crash there is little to protect your head from striking the side of the car or rigid objects such as trees and poles.
European Research shows that ESC can contribute to reducing a car’s depreciation. New cars purchased now with ESC will assist in the resale of that car in the future. It is expected that after the European Union mandate for ESC which begins in September 2011, that it will become increasingly difficult to resell a car without ESC***