The Australian government is set to make electronic stability control mandatory for all new cars, passenger vans and off-road vehicles sold in Australia, saying the technology has the potential to reduce a motorist's chances of being involved in a fatal accident by 25%. Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese signed into law new regulations requiring ESC to be fitted to all new cars beginning in November 2011 and all remaining models covered by November 2013. “The new regulations ...

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