Friday, November 18, 2011

Quiet Hybrids Are More Dangerous for Pedestrians

"Hybrid cars are safer -- or more dangerous -- depending on whether you are behind the wheel or walking across a street, according to a study released Thursday." Research from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, shows that "occupants in hybrid vehicles suffer fewer injuries in crashes than those who are involved in accidents in conventional cars." Yet, "the same study also found that hybrids, which tend to be quieter -- cause more pedestrian accidents than their nonhybrid counterparts."  Read more.

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