HC Deb 10 July 1957 vol 573 c47W
72. Mr. C. Howell

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what conclusions he has drawn from the information available to him regarding the minimisation of injury to motor-cyclists involved in accidents who were wearing crash helmets at the time of the accident; and how many fatal accidents were attributed to the fact that a crash helmet was not being worn.

Mr. Watkinson

Last year the lives of at least 70 motor cyclists would probably have been saved had they been wearing crash helmets when they were involved in accidents. There would also have been a considerable saving of life of pillion passengers.