The debate, however, lives on, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear it if you’re shopping between brands. My take? Both systems are good, and both have their faults as well. Off-throttle steering will in fact begin a collision-avoidance turn, but it’s response is relatively tame. At close quarters, it will likely lessen a collision, not avoid it. A skilled driver who stays on the throttle and cranks a turn may in fact fare the best in such a situation. Still, lessening an impact is a good thing, especially for beginners who will likely release the throttle when panicked. A glancing blow is certainly better than a head-on collision.