Experience Firsthand Continental's Anti-Rollover Technology -
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Who: Safety experts and engineers from Continental, one of the
world's leading automotive suppliers of high-tech safety
technologies, and AAA representatives, will be on hand to
discuss automotive safety and provide media and consumers a
brief overview and a "hands-on" experience of this life-saving
What: Continental's 'Safely There' Mobile Exhibit
When: Monday, October 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: AAA National Office, South Parking Lot (right off International
Why: NHTSA announced new rollover tests and ratings for SUVs this
week; Electronic Stability Control helps reduce the likelihood
of vehicle rollovers.
More than 700 rollovers occur every day in the United States,
with two fatal rollover accidents occurring nearly every day in
the state of Florida.
Traffic deaths in 2002 reached the highest level since 1990,
and fatalities in rollover crashes accounted for 82 percent of
the increase in 2002, according to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA). There has been a steady
drumbeat of warnings about the dangers of rollovers, especially
* Available safety equipment that is widely used in Europe and
elsewhere that could prevent more than 5,000 rollover deaths
every year is still unknown to most Americans. The
Continental "Safely There" exhibit demonstrates this
currently available technology to the public.
* The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended
recently that NHTSA expand and expedite its current
evaluation of electronic stability control and consider
whether to require it in all passenger vehicles.
* Continental, a major automotive supplier of electronic
stability control and other safety equipment, is on a
national educational road tour to promote consumer awareness
about preventing rollover crashes, injuries and fatalities.
More information is available at www.conti-online.com or