HL Deb 24 January 2002 vol 630 c217WA
Lord Janner of Braunstone

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What percentage of deaths among front seat occupants in cars they estimate would have been avoided by the use of seat belts by passengers in the rear of cars. [HL2335]

The Minister of State, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

An estimate is not currently available but information is being obtained to enable such an estimate to be made.

Recent research in Japan suggested the risk of deaths and serious injuries among front seat occupants was higher when a rear seat passenger was unbelted than when the passenger used a belt.

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