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Lifesaving Technology Should be Extended to Light Commercial Vehicles

26.4.2013

The peak national motoring and mobility organisation, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has welcomed moves to mandate Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on a greater proportion of the vehicle fleet.


The Federal Government has today proposed the Australian Design Rules (ADR) will be amended to make ESC compulsory for new light commercial vehicles, such as utes and vans.


"This is lifesaving technology that many ute and van drivers have not been able to access," AAA Executive Director Andrew McKellar said.


"Extending ESC to light commercial vehicles will no doubt save lives on the nation's roads," he said.
"This is a welcome road safety step that will be welcomed by the AAA and member clubs,' Mr McKellar said.


The ADR change would also make Brake Assist Systems standard on passenger cars and light commercials.


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