Need Reminding Of ESP Usefulness On Snow And Ice? See This Video

Electronic stability programs, regardless of acronym used to designate them, can save you from crashing even in the grimmest of situations like when there’s no grip and a ‘moose’ wanders into the road while you’re driving.

This video by CarAdvice shows just how massive a difference these electronics make, and it carries out two test runs in a Holden Insignia VXR: one with all of the systems (including ABS) turned off, and another with all switched back on.

The first run is appalling, and the car, which was driven by a professional racing driver, slid straight missing the cones by some distance.

Switch everything back on and the lack of drama you witness is very impressive – same tires, same car just with all the electronic traction and direction-keeping aids on.

Scroll down and check out the action in the video below.

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