If you enter a curve too fast and start to lose control of your vehicle, you might not safely make it through the turn. Electronic stability control is a feature that can help you avoid this kind of disaster. About half of all fatal passenger vehicle crashes on US roads involve a single vehicle and crash studies indicate that ESC can reduce these crashes by more than half. ESC is an extension of anti-lock brake technology with speed sensors and independent breaking for each wheel. Additional ESC sensors continuously monitor a driver’s steering input. They can tell if the vehicle is pointed in the intended direction. On slippery roads, curves, or in emergency maneuvers. The front end of a vehicle may start to plow ahead or the rear end may spin out. When this occurs ESC brakes individual wheels to maintain control. They may also reduce engine speed to bring the car back into the intended line of travel. The benefits of ESC are clear. If every vehicle on the road had ESC, you might avoid as many as 600,000 single vehicle crashes each year and save as many as 10,000 lives.