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AAA Welcomes Holden Decision on ESC

21.6.2006

The Australian Automobile Association – Australia’s peak motoring body – today welcomed the announcement by Holden that its Holden Commodore will be the first Australian-made range with Electronic Stability Control as standard.

AAA Executive Director, Lauchlan McIntosh, welcomed the announcement and said the move to have ESC as a standard feature ushered in a new era of driver safety for Australian motorists.

The latest research from the University of Michigan in the US suggests that ESC can reduce the chances of fatal rollover crashes by 40% in passenger cars.

“ESC is a major advance in vehicle safety and one which the AAA and Australia’s motoring clubs have been calling for for some time now,” Mr McIntosh said.

“It is great news to see Holden has taken this move, which we believe will now be followed by other Australian manufacturers to remain competitive.

”It should be remembered that five people die every day on Australian roads and a further 61 are seriously injured – ESC is a step forward in the fight to reduce these figures.”

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