Crash Avoidance Tech Saves Lives

Mandating electronic stability control in all new cars in G20 countries could avert 190,000+ deaths and serious injuries, according to a Bloomberg Philanthropies-commissioned report released this morning. 

The crash avoidance technology embraced by 13 G20 countries already is inexpensive—and cost-effective. The cost/benefit study, conducted by the UK-based Transport Research Laboratory, estimates the remaining 7—including Brazil, China, India and others—would see a $21.5 billion benefit if they upgrade.

“Given this new analysis finding that the benefits of ESC regulations would outweigh the relatively inexpensive costs, all remaining G20 countries should urgently require the safety technology in cars,” says Kelly Henning, director of Public Health at Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Bloomberg Philanthropies (news release via Cision)

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