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2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Did you know that there was a World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations? While it might seem to be a good idea to merge all the regulations governing automakers all over the world into one global standard, there's obviously a long way to go towards realizing that goal. In any case, with the recent proliferation of hybrids and the expected emergence of electric vehicles, new standards for safety are required.

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A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that hybrid vehicles are more likely to be involved in accidents with pedestrians and bicyclists under certain scenarios. According to state-level accident data, 77 of 8,387 hybrid vehicles (that's .9 percent) were involved in crashes with pedestrians and 48 (.6 percent) were found to have been in accidents with bicyclists.

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A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that hybrid vehicles are more likely to be involved in accidents with pedestrians and bicyclists under certain scenarios. According to state-level accident data, 77 of 8,387 hybrid vehicles (that's .9 percent) were involved in crashes with pedestrians and 48 (.6 percent) were found to have been in accidents with bicyclists.

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