HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c89W
1990. Miss Lestor

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children who were killed or injured in road accidents were not wearing seatbelts in(a) 1989 and (b)

Mr. Chope

The information available is as follows:

(a) Since January 1983, all front seat occupants of cars or light vans have been required to wear a seat belt. From 1 September 1989, further regulations were introduced requiring children aged under 14 to wear a selt belt in the rear of cars or light vans where such a belt was fitted. Casualty figures for 1989, for children aged 0 to 13 travelling in cars or light vans, are given in the following table:

Child casualties in cars and light vans in road accidents Great Britain
Children aged 0 to 13
Killed Injured
Seat belt worn 20 4,143
Seat belt not worn 34 4,864
Not reported 16 2,180
TOTAL 70 11,257

(b) Corresponding figures for 1990 are not yet available.

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