The Highway Loss Data Institute has released a new study regarding the the safety of hybrid vehicles.
In it, drivers are said to have a 25 percent lower chance of being inured when crashing in a hybrid vehicle.
25 hybrid models were included in the study ranging in model years from 2003 through 2011.
Each model had a collision and injury claim under personal injury protection reviewed to reach the study conclusions.
The lower percentage can be attributed to the weight of hybrids, according to the study.
Hybrids are typically 10 percent heavier than a similar sized car without hybrid technology.
The study also says hybrids are 20 percent more likely to be involved with pedestrian crashes.
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is working to correct the pedestrian crash statistics, according to the study.
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