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Hybrids safer than conventional cars, according to study

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, hybrid vehicles are safer than conventional vehicles of the same model. In fact, passengers in hybrid cars are 25% less likely to be injured in a car accident.

While common misconceptions may lead many to believe that hybrids are more dangerous because they appear to be lighter and more compact, batteries in hybrid vehicles are so heavy that the total weight of hybrids are 10% heavier than conventional cars. This extra weight makes them safer in accidents.

However, hybrids are also 20% more likely to hit pedestrians because they are so quiet. Companies are currently trying to find ways to make them louder so pedestrians can hear them approaching.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Appleton car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

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