HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 c301W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what research has been undertaken by the Road Research Laboratory into the reductions in casualties resulting from road accidents through wearing car seat-belts.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

There is a continuing programme of research on design of seat belts and their effectiveness. Studies of accident statistics show that on average the risk of injury is halved if seat belts are worn.