The NHTSA estimates electronic stability control equipment will save 10,000 lives a year when it is universally adopted by 2011. NHTSA Administrator Nicole Nason says electronic technologies will eventually contribute as much to safety as seat belts and bumpers. "I believe the most promising gains in highway safety are going to come from the deployment of crash-avoidance technologies," Nason says. "Today the technology exists not only to ameliorate the severity of a crash, but to help prevent it outright."
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