§ Mr. Atkins
In 1988, a total of 307 rear seat passengers who were unrestrained or not reported as having been 587W restrained were killed and 3,756 seriously injured. Research shows that some two-thirds of these casualties could have been saved if all rear seat passengers wore seat belts.
Mandatory wearing by children was introduced in September 1989. Now that the majority of cars have rear belts fitted, the time is approaching when it would be reasonable to consider the introduction of mandatory wearing by adults.