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Motor Vehicle Accident Casualties

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers in motor vehicles were killed or seriously injured in road accidents when travelling in the back seats of cars during 1974, 1975 and 1976.

Following is the information:Back seat occupants of cars, killed or seriously injured, 1974–1976: Great Britain:

19745,689
19755,297
1976*5,075
* Provisional

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers and passengers in motor vehicles were killed or seriously injured in road accidents whilst wearing seat belts during 1974, 1975 and 1976.

I regret that the information is not recorded for all types of motor vehicle, but the following information is available:

Front Seat Occupants of Cars and Light Vans, killed or seriously injured while wearing Seat Belts
19743,952
19753,720
19763,940*
* Provisional
NOTE. The above figures exclude casualties where there is no information available on the wearing of seat belts.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers and passengers in motor vehicles who were killed or seriously injured in road accidents during 1974, 1975 and 1976 were travelling in front seats of vehicles in which there is no legal obligation to fit seat belts.

I regret that the information is not available in the precise form requested, but the following information is available.

Drivers and front seat passengers killed or seriously injured in vehicles in which no seat belt was fitted
19746,747
19755,482
19764,118*
* Provisional