HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 cc365-6W
Sir David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the latest figures for the proportion of drivers and front seat passengers wearing seat belts.

Mrs. Chalker

Estimates of seat belt wearing levels by front seat occupants of cars and light vans are as follows:

Drivers Front Seat Passengers
per cent. per cent.
January 50 51
February 93 92
March 95 95

These estimates are based on observations at 55 sites throughout Great Britain, but the sample is too small for the difference between February and March to be statistically significant.