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Road Accident Statistics

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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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
Number
Fatal368
Serious4,476
Slight20,040
The proportion of fatal and serious injuries between seat belt wearers and non-wearers is as follows:

1 October 1982 to 30 September 1983 Per cent.1 October 1983 to 30 September 1984 Per cent.
Wearing belt2·63·5
Not wearing belt83·683·9
Not recorded13·812·6
Total100·0100·0
(Number)(4,685)(4,844)