Predicting that nearly 2,500 accidents involving up to 858 injuries and 60 fatalities could be prevented annually, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed requiring electronic stability control systems on truck tractors and certain buses weighing greater than 26,000 pounds. According to NHTSA, such systems “reduce untripped rollovers and mitigate severe understeer or oversteer conditions that lead to loss of control by using automatic computer-controlled braking and reducing engine torque output.” The agency will provide a 90-day comment period following publication in the Federal Register.
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NHTSA proposes electronic stability control systems for heavy trucks and buses
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