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Seat Belts

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will include in the independent study of seat belt wearing, its implications for accidents involving pedal cyclists; and if he will make a statement.

I invited Professors Durbin and Harvey to carry out an independent assessment of all the available statistical evidence on the effects of compulsory seat belt wearing. It will include the possible effects on casualty trends for all road users including cyclists and pedestrians.