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AddFord Fusion, Mercury Milan hybrids earn IIHS "Top Safety Pick"

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

7Report: Japan likely to set the rules on hybrids and EVs

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.

17STUDY: Hybrids more likely to be involved in crashes with pedestrians, bicycles

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.

35NHTSA study indicates hybrids have higher pedestrian crash rates

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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