Traction control is specifically designed to prevent wheel slipage when accelerating from a stop. Lets say you are stopped at a red light, and there is some gravel on the street. When you lift off the brake pedal and hit the gas, one of your wheels which is on the gravel will begin to slip. Traction control applies the brakes to the slipping wheel to stop the slippage.
"To help prevent accidents, the TSX offers excellent outward visibility, aided by powerful HID headlights, as well as quick acceleration, superb handling, responsive steering and a standard anti-lock braking system (ABS) that helps you retain steering control during hard braking. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) helps reduce the effects of understeer and oversteer in turns, and includes a traction control function to help give you footing when one or both of the front wheels is at risk of spinning when starting out or accelerating. Turn signals are integrated into the outside door mirrors of the TSX, and side marker and brake lights are prominently visible, allowing other drivers to see you sooner and to know your intentions while there's still time to react.