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Hybrids safer than conventional cars, says study

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has revealed that passengers in hybrid vehicles are 25% less likely to be injured in an accident compared to those in the same model but in a conventional car.

Hybrids are safer than conventional cars because they are heavier, says the study. Their high-tech batteries are so heavy that the total weight of hybrid vehicles are 10% heavier than normal cars. This extra weight makes them safer in collisions.

However, pedestrian accidents are 20% more likely to occur with hybrid vehicles because they are so quiet. The Department of Transportation is currently trying to find a way to make hybrids louder so people can hear them approaching.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

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