Monday, June 13, 2011

Insurance Institute Highway Safety Commends New SUVs’ as Safe

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a report on Sport Utility Vehicle's (SUVs) improved safety due to installed Electronic Stability Control (ESC) equipment.

According to IIHS report, the ESC installed on SUV 2009 to 2011 models has reduced the probability of rollover crash. The ESC has helped drivers regulate steadiness during adverse road conditions.

The IIHS representative commented that the safety equipment has been produced to lessen the cases of skidding, involving SUVs. Its high center of gravity and narrow tires were being regulated by the ESC to increase stability and traction on road surface, reports said.

The IIHS is a private organization that oversees private auto consumers.

However, critics commented that the IIHS’ reports can be misleading as SUVs’ new ESC may not completely prevent rollover crash during high-speed driving. Also, SUVs’ inherent hazardous design can still trigger tripping when traveling on slippery roads.

Some engineers have recommended installing high-speed cutoff circuit to complement stability control on SUVs.

Whether IIHS’ reports on ESC are accurate, observing traffic rules is still the best way to prevent catastrophic crashes. Abiding with the 25- 60 mph speed rate limit on Interstate 101 or Pacific Coast Highway can ensure a safer travel.

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