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Car Accidents (Dundee)

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of car accidents that have taken place in Dundee in the past year in which serious injury could have been avoided if seat belts had been worn.

It is not feasible to make such an estimate on a local basis. But it has been estimated that seat belt wearing could, on a national basis, reduce serious injuries by between 3,000 and 10,000 a year, depending on the wearing rate.