§ 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:
It is not known what percentage of these were wearing seat belts at the time.
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.