Table of Contents

TECHNICAL REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE

INTRODUCTION
Background
Methodology

SECTION 1: 2003 SURVEY RESULTS
INJURIES IN VEHICLE CRASHES
TREATED FOR CRASH INJURIES
CONCERNS ABOUT STOPPING AT A CRASH
TELEPHONING FOR HELP AT AN INJURY CRASH
AVAILABILITY AND USE OF WIRELESS PHONES IN VEHICLE
KNOWLEDGE OF INITIALS “EMS”
TELEPHONING FOR HELP IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY
EXPECTATIONS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CONFIDENCE IN EMERGENCY WORKERS
INTEREST IN TRAINING TO ASSIST CRASH VICTIMS
CONCLUSIONS

SECTION 2: TRENDS, 1994-2003
INJURIES IN VEHICLE CRASHES, 1994-2003
CONCERNS ABOUT STOPPING AT A CRASH, 1994-2003
AVAILABILITY OF WIRELESS PHONES IN VEHICLE, 1994-2003
KNOWLEDGE OF INITIALS “EMS”, 1994-2003
TELEPHONING FOR HELP, 1994-2003
EXPECTATIONS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE, 1994-2003
CONFIDENCE IN EMERGENCY WORKERS, 1994-2003
INTEREST IN TRAINING TO ASSIST CRASH VICTIMS, 1994-2003
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. Crash Injury Experience, 2003
Figure 2. Percent Of Total Population Injured In A Vehicle Crash Over Time, 2003
Figure 3. Percent Injured In A Vehicle Crash Last Year By Age, 2003
Figure 4. Injured By Driver/Passenger Status And Age, 2003
Figure 5. Where Treated For Crash-Related Injuries, 2003
Figure 6. How Transported From Crash Site, 2003
Figure 7. Length Of Hospitalization, 2003
Figure 8. Proportion Who Received Follow-Up Treatment After Crash And Where Treatment Was Given, 2003
Figure 9. Hospitalized By Safety Belt Use, 2003
Figure 10. Crash Occurred Less Than Five Miles From Home, 2003
Figure 11. Where Going To and Coming From When Crash Occurred, 2003
Figure 12. Level Of Disability Resulting From A Vehicle Crash, 2003
Figure 13. Crash Injury Experience, 2003
Figure 14. Concerns About Stopping To Help At A Crash By Education, 2003
Figure 15. Likelihood Of Stopping By Gender, 2003
Figure 16. Likelihood Of Calling To Get Help For A Crash, 2003
Figure 17. Usually Have A Wireless Phone In Vehicle By Age, 2003
Figure 18. Usually Have A Wireless Phone In Vehicle By Education, 2003
Figure 19. How Often Wireless Phone Is On While Driving, 2003
Figure 20. How Often Answer Wireless Phone While Driving, 2003
Figure 21. How Often Talk On Phone While Driving, 2003
Figure 22. Usually Holds Phone With Hand Or Usually Uses Phone Hands Free, 2003
Figure 23. How Often Use Wireless Phone Hands Free While Driving, 2003
Figure 24. Device Usually Used To Talk Hands Free While Driving, 2003
Figure 25. When Is Earpiece/Headset Usually Put On, 2003
Figure 26. When Is Phone Dialed While Driving, 2003
Figure 27. Ever Had To Take Quick Action When On Phone While Driving, 2003
Figure 28. Phone Used While Driving Has Added Features, 2003
Figure 29. Features Of Phone, 2003
Figure 30. Use Features Of Phone While Driving, 2003
Figure 31. Used A Car/Cellular Phone To Report An Emergency By Gender, Age And Education, 2003
Figure 32. Know What The Initials “EMS” Stand For By Gender And Age, 2003
Figure 33. Know What The Initials “EMS” Stand For By Race/Ethnicity And Education, 2003
Figure 34. Know What The Initials “EMS” Stand For By NHTSA Region, 2003
Figure 35. First Call In A Medical Emergency By Community Type, 2003
Figure 36. Has 9-1-1 Or Special Emergency Number By Community Type, 2003
Figure 37. Ever Called Emergency Phone Number By Community Type, 2003
Figure 38. How Long Ago Most Recent Emergency Call Took Place, 2003
Figure 39. Emergency Service Called By Community Type, 2003
Figure 40. Expected Time For Ambulance To Arrive, 2003
Figure 41. Expected Time For Ambulance To Arrive By Community Type, 2003
Figure 42. Expected Time For Ambulance To Arrive By Race/Ethnicity, 2003
Figure 43. Expected Time For Ambulance To Arrive By Education, 2003
Figure 44. Confidence In Emergency Workers By Community Type, 2003
Figure 45. Confidence In Emergency Workers By Race/Ethnicity, 2003
Figure 46. First Aid Or Emergency Training In Past 5 Years By Education, 2003
Figure 47. First Aid Or Emergency Training In Past 5 Years By Race/Ethnicity, 2003
Figure 48. Who Provided Training, 2003
Figure 49. Interest In Training To Assist Crash Victims By Age, 2003
Figure 50. Interest In Training To Assist Crash Victims By Race/Ethnicity And Community Type, 2003
Figure 51. Interest In Training To Assist Crash Victims By NHTSA Region, 2003
Figure 52. Likely To Take A 2-Hour Course By Age, 2003
Figure 53. Likely To Take A 2-Hour Course By Race/Ethnicity, 2003

Tables
Table 1. When Most Recent Crash-Related Injury Occurred, 2003
Table 2. Concerns About Stopping To Help At A Vehicle Crash By Gender, 2003
Table 3. Concerns About Stopping To Help At A Vehicle Crash By Race & Ethnicity, 2003
Table 4. Reasons For Not Making A Call, 2003
Table 5. Kind Of Emergency Reported, 2003

SECTION 2: TRENDS, 1994-2003

Figures
Figure 54. Ever Injured In A Vehicle Crash, 1994-2003
Figure 55. Hospitalized After A Vehicle Crash, 1996-2003
Figure 56. Hospitalized By Safety Belt Use, 1996-2003
Figure 57. Proportion Who Received Follow-Up Treatment After Crash, 1998-2003
Figure 58. Disabled For At Least A Week After Vehicle Crash, 1994-2003
Figure 59. Concerns About Stopping To Help At A Vehicle Crash, 1994-2003
Figure 60. Likelihood Of Stopping At A Crash, 1996-2003
Figure 61. Likelihood Of Calling To Get Help For A Crash, 1996-2003
Figure 62. Availability Of Wireless Phone In Vehicle Among Drivers, 1994-2003
Figure 63. Know What The Initials “EMS” Stand For, 1994-2003
Figure 64. Would Call 9-1-1 First In Medical Emergency, 1994-2003
Figure 65. Has 9-1-1 or Special Emergency Number, 1994-2003
Figure 66. Ever Called Emergency Phone Number, 1996-2003
Figure 67. Expected Time For Ambulance To Arrive, 1994-2003
Figure 68. Very Confident In Emergency Workers, 1994-2003
Figure 69. Had Emergency Training In Past 5 Years, 1994-2003
Figure 70. Very Interested In Training To Assist Crash Victims, 1994-2003