Bigger, heavier vehicles protect their occupants better.
This bulletin provides a comparative look at the injury odds for hybrid vehicles and their conventional counterparts. Hybrids on average are approximately 10 percent heavier than their conventional counterparts and have lower injury rates in a crash. Under both MedPay and PIP coverages, the odds of sustaining an injury in a hybrid were about 25 percent lower than in a lighter nonhybrid vehicle. (Vol. 28, No. 10 | September 2011)
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