From CarConnection.com, the unintended consequences of hybrids:
- Toyota Prius drivers get 50% more traffic violations than the average driver.
- Collision costs with hybrids are about 17% higher than average.
- For 2006 hybrid models, insurer costs were 75% higher than average.
The apparent explanation lies in the fact that hybrid owners drive about 25% more than non-hybrid owners — you know, using up all the pre-paid gasoline built into the higher sticker price of hybrids.
… and that’s “the lo-down on hybrid cars,” as Traffic might have sung.