HC Deb 04 February 1976 vol 904 cc645-6W
63. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many lives would be saved, and how many serious and minor injuries would be prevented each year by the enactment of the legislation to make the wearing of seat belts in cars compulsory.

Dr. Gilbert

About 1,000 deaths a year and 11,000 serious injuries. No reliable estimate can be made of minor injuries prevented, but the ratio of minor to serious injuries in road accidents generally is about three to one.