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A comprehensive review of rollover accidents involving vehicles equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19026219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated 478 police accident reports from 9 states to examine and characterize rollover crashes involving ESC-equipped vehicles. The focus was on the sequence of critical events leading to loss of control and rollover, and the interactions between the accident, driver, and environment. Results show that, while ESC is effective in reducing loss of control leading to certain rollover crashes, its effectiveness is diminished in others, particularly when the vehicle departs the roadway or when environmental factors such as slick road conditions or driver factors such as speeding, distraction, fatigue, impairment, or overcorrection are present.
Jeya Padmanaban; Leland E Shields; Robert R Scheibe; Vitaly E Eyges
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of advances in automotive medicine / Annual Scientific Conference ... Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Scientific Conference     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1943-2461     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Adv Automot Med     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-05-28     Revised Date:  2013-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528485     Medline TA:  Ann Adv Automot Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
JP Research Inc., Mountain View, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data*
Automobile Driving / statistics & numerical data
Protective Devices*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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