Skip to comments.Study Finds Higher Insurance Claims for Hybrids
Posted on 08/11/2010 6:21:16 AM PDT by spintreebob
SYNOPSIS: Reason may be location related due to heavy concentration in urban settings.
Hybrid vehicles overall have higher collision claim frequencies and a 6.5 percent, or $182, higher average claim severity than gas-powered vehicles, according to a Mitchell International Inc. study.
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The real reason is that people cause crashes, not inanimate objects like cars. The people who buy hybrids are skewed to a demographic group that thinks irrationally and is out of touch with reality. Hybrid buyers tend to believe the gubmint is responsible for safety and not the personal behavior of each driver.
They are doing the same thing to our economy that they are doing to their hybrids.
Sickly, asthmatic, vegan leftists Birkenstock dweebs blame others.
Who would of thought?
For one thing the silly bastards never use their turn
signals. Must be conserving the earth’s limited supply
Had a silent Pious nearly run me down on foot in a parking lot. Didn’t even react to me at all.
There are higher concentration of Pious’s in blue cities with big Obama voter(criminal) concentrations.
I undertand the problem with the "silent Prius" and I drive accordingly.
It is a great car and I am glad I bought it.
I can see this guy now explaining that hybrids are not inherently more dangerous, just the people who drive them since many behave exactly as you describe and are loathe to use turn signals and other courteous behavior so those with whom they share the road can predict what they will do.
I spent over a decade driving in Japan, a country about the size of Montana with half the U.S. population. Road congestion is a big problem but the accident rate is about 1/7th of what it is in the United States. The major reason, in my opinion, is the general courtesy and predictability of Japanese drivers.
You have to figure in the liberal dildo brains that buy them.
I think I read somewhere that certain insurance companies would give you a discount for driving a hybrid. I guess the logical reason might be that you are less likely to drive them long distances or something?
I myself looked at one when they first came out, and saw some advantages beyond economy. Torque performance, for example.
The problems arise from owners who:
1: Give the finger to people in Incorrect Cars. (seen it.)
2: Have the "Yes We Did" bumper stickers.
The latter probably have higher insurance premiums because they keep getting driven into in parking lots, or catch fire a lot.
And they run over blind people.
You remember correctly. Mostly it was a PR decision. A PR news release that mentions hybrids will get the insurance company free publicity by the LSM.
Most families are multi-car families.
Some insurance companies are very poltical.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is far left, run by Buffet, and supported Obama against Hillary in the primary.
Progressive is to the left of GEICO. Its name describes its politics.
Allstate is mostly liberal Susan Collins Republican run.
State Farm is mostly conservative Republican.