Electronic Stability Control

Electronic Stability Control (or ESC) is a crash avoidance system found on many recent vehicles. ESC will help you stay in control of your vehicle when you need to swerve or brake suddenly to avoid an obstacle.

Transport Canada has been testing vehicles with ESC since 2004; we found that the improvement in vehicle stability due to ESC was impressive.

Transport Canada has introduced the new Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 that requires an ESC system on all passenger cars, multi-purpose vehicles, trucks and buses with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 4536 kg or less, and manufactured on or after September 1st, 2011.

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ESC (Electronic Stability Control) Public and Driver Surveys

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