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NU Online News Service, Aug. 2, 3:36 p.m. EDT

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.

The study, featured in Mitchell’s quarterly publication Industry Trends Report (ITR), also notes that hybrid drivers are significantly more likely to receive traffic tickets than drivers of gas-powered vehicles.

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