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Are Hybrids Safer?

on 11/20/2012

When buying a new vehicle most people look at saftey and fuel efficiency first. Hybrids are usually a top pick in the fuel efficiency department, but are they safer?

A recent study released shows that hybrids can reduce the odds of an injury in an accident by 25 percent. They heavy hybrid batteries make the vehcile 10 percent heavier than traditional vehicles of the same size. This extra mass makes them safer and reduces the chance of injury.

However, with hybrids being so much more quiet than conventional vehicles they are 20 percent more likely to hit a pedestrian.