Yes, hybrid vehicles are just as safe to drive as any gasoline-powered vehicle. Manufacturers design them to withstand the same crash specifications as normal cars and they come with the same airbag and restraint systems. Really, the only area that is of any concern is the high voltage circuits for the drive motor assembly. These components are clearly marked with the cables wrapped in bright orange casing and are not located in any areas where the vehicle occupants would ordinarily encounter them.
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