Table of Contents

TECHNICAL REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE

INTRODUCTION

Background
Methodology

SECTION 1: 2003 SURVEY RESULTS

Prevalence Of Air Bags
Air Bag Demand
Air Bags And Safety Belt Use
Safety Concerns
Likelihood Of Injury: Adult Versus Children
Likelihood Of Injury With Air Bag In Vehicle
Likelihood Of Injury With Air Bag In Vehicle By Age
Feeling Safer With Air Bags
Protection From Air Bags
Gender Differences: Safety Concerns
Child Car Seats
Placement Of Child Car Seat
Placement Of Child Car Seat In Vehicles With Air Bags
Rear-Facing Child Car Seats In Vehicles With Air Bags
Air Bag Safety Warnings

SECTION 2: TRENDS 1994 - 2003

Prevalence Of Air Bags, 1994-2003
Air Bag Demand, 1996-2003
Air Bags And Safety Belt Use, 1994-2003
Safety Concerns, 1996-2003
Likelihood Of Injury To Adult from Air Bag, 1996-2003
Likelihood Of Injury To Child from Air Bag, 1996-2003
Likelihood Of Injury With Air Bag In Crash Involving Major Vehicle Damage, 1994-2003
Feeling Safer With Air Bags, 1996-2003

CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIX A: PRECISION OF SAMPLING ESTIMATES

Precision Of Sample Estimates
Estimating Statistical Significance

FIGURES AND TABLES

SECTION 1: 2003 SURVEY RESULTS

Figures

Figure 1. Air Bags In Primary Vehicle, 2003
Figure 2. Prefer Air Bags On Your Next Vehicle, 2003
Figure 3. Agree Or Disagree: Safety Belt Unnecessary When Air Bag Is Present, 2003
Figure 4. Agree Or Disagree: Safety Belt Unnecessary When Air Bag Is Present: Drivers Versus Non-Drivers, 2003
Figure 5. Agree Or Disagree: Safety Belt Unnecessary When Air Bag Is Present: Primary Vehicle Comparison For Drivers, 2003
Figure 6. Believe Safety Belt Unnecessary With Air Bag By Belt Use, 2003
Figure 7. Frequency Of Driver Safety Belt Use By Whether Vehicle Has Air Bag, 2003
Figure 8. Safety Concerns About Air Bags, 2003
Figure 9. Types Of Safety Concerns (Of Those Having Concerns), 2003
Figure 10. Likelihood Of Being Injured By An Air Bag, 2003
Figure 11. Likely Or Unlikely To Be Injured In Crash Involving Major VehicleDamage When Air Bag Is Present, 2003
Figure 12. Believe Injury With Air Bag Likely In Crash Involving Major Vehicle Damage By Age, 2003
Figure 13. Feel Safer, About The Same Or Less Safe With Air Bags, 2003
Figure 14. Air Bags Provide Protection From Injury, 2003
Figure 15. Placement Of Child Car Seat, 2003
Figure 16. Placement Of Child Car Seat By Primary Vehicle Comparison, 2003 3
Figure 17. Safety Of Child In Front With Air Bag When Child Car Seat Is Facing Backward, 2003
Figure 18. Have Heard Or Seen Safety Warnings About Air Bags, 2003
Figure 19. Have Warning Labels About Air Bags In Vehicle, 2003
Figure 20. Have Warning Labels About Air Bags In Vehicle By New/Used Vehicle, 2003

Tables

Table 1. Other Air Bags In Primary Vehicle, 2003
Table 2. Air Bag Concerns, 2003
Table 3. Percent Believing Injury Likely In A Crash While In An Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle By Driving Behavior, 2003
Table 4. Safety Concerns By Gender, 2003
Table 5. Safety Warnings Heard And Seen, 2003
Table 6. Location Of Warning Labels in Primary Vehicle, 2003

SECTION 2: TRENDED RESULTS, 1994-2003

Figures

Figure 21. Air Bags In Primary Vehicle, 1994-2003
Figure 22. Prefer Air Bags On Next Vehicle, 1996-2003
Figure 23. Agree Or Disagree: Safety Belt Unnecessary When Air Bag Is Present, 1994-2003
Figure 24. Believe Safety Belt Unnecessary With Air Bag By Belt Use, 1994-2003
Figure 25. Have Safety Concerns About Air Bags, 1996-2003
Figure 26. Likelihood Of Adult Being Injured By An Air Bag, 1996-2003
Figure 27. Likelihood Of Child Being Injured By An Air Bag, 1996-2003
Figure 28. Likelihood Of Being Injured By Air Bag In Crash With Major VehicleDamage, 1994-2003
Figure 29. Believe Injury With Air Bag Likely In Crash With Major Vehicle Damage By Age, 1994-2003
Figure 30. Feel Safer, About The Same, Or Less Safe With Air Bags, 1996-2003

Tables

Table 7. Agree Or Disagree: Safety Belt Is Unnecessary With Air Bag: Drivers Versus Non-drivers, 1994-2003
Table 8. Agree Or Disagree: Safety Belt Is Unnecessary When Air Bag Is Present: Primary Vehicle Comparison, 1994-2003
Table 9. Frequency Of Driver Safety Belt Use By Whether Vehicle Has Air Bag, 1994-2003.

APPENDIX A: PRECISION OF SAMPLING ESTIMATES

Tables

Table 10. Expected Sampling Error (Plus Or Minus) At The 95% Confidence Level
(Simple Random Sample)
Table 11. Design Effect On Confidence Intervals For Sample Estimates Between Disproportionate Sample Used In Occupant Protection Survey And A Proportionate Sample Of Same Size
Table 12. Pooled Sampling Error Expressed As Percentages For Given Sample Sizes (Assuming P=Q)