HL Deb 22 January 2002 vol 630 c199WA
Lord Janner of Braunstone

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many (a) car drivers; (b) passengers in front seats of cars; and (c) passengers in rear seats of cars have been killed in accidents during the last five years for which records are available; and how many and what percentage of each were wearing seat belts at the time. [HL2332]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

The numbers of car occupants killed are shown below:

Car1 occupant fatalities in Great Britain
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Drivers 1,139 1,162 1,128 1,071 1,076
Front Seat Passenger 398 381 340 357 369
Rear Seat Passenger 250 225 209 233 194
1 Excludes vehicles acting as hackney carriages.
It is not known what percentage of these were wearing seat belts at the time.