Hybrid Vehicles, A Threat to Cyclists and Pedestrians?

A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that Hybrid vehicles were involved in a higher incidence rate of collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians compared to gasoline powered vehicles.

To quote the report:

"This study found that pedestrian and bicyclist crashes involving both HEVs [hybrid electric vehicles] and ICE [internal combustion engine] vehicles commonly occurred on roadways, in zones with low speed limits, during daytime and in clear weather, with higher incidence rates for HEVs when compared to ICE vehicles."

From StraightOuttaSuburbia.blogspot.com:

"What's the solution? The Nissan Leaf may be pointing the way with an artificial sound system that alerts other road users to the car's presence."

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