Volvo cuts risks

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VOLVO has up­graded its elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol and can now han­dle 6x2 and 4x2 rigid trucks with one or more trail­ers. The new sys­tem is now ca­pa­ble of han­dling ev­ery­thing from prime movers to multi-trailer com­bi­na­tions. Volvo’s Carl-Jo­han Almqvist says: ‘‘Sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crashes in which the truck rolls over or drives off the road ac­count for half of all truck crashes in­volv­ing fatal­i­ties or se­vere in­juries, so re­duc­ing the risk of roll-overs and jack­knives is an im­por­tant mea­sure in cut­ting the num­ber of truck crashes.’’

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