asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many rear seat passengers have died in vehicle accidents since September 1983; how many have suffered serious injury or slight injury during the same period; and whether the relative proportion of fatal and serious injuries between seat belt wearers and non-wearers since that date has altered.
From October 1983 to September 1984 the number of rear seat passenger casualties were as follows:
|Rear seat car passenger casualties 1 October 1983 to 30 September 1984|
|1 October 1982 to 30 September 1983 Per cent.||1 October 1983 to 30 September 1984 Per cent.|
|Not wearing belt||83·6||83·9|