Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

  DOT HS 809 788

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient’s Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

  2003 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey
Volume 1
Methodology Report

5. Report Date

  September 2003

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)
John M. Boyle and Patricia Vanderwolf
Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc.

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc.
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Research and Technology
400 Seventh Street, S.W. Room 5119 (NTI-130)
Washington, D.C. 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Survey conducted Jan. 8, 2003 to
March 30, 2003

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes

16. Abstract

The 2003 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey was the fifth in a series of biennial national telephone surveys on occupant protection issues conducted for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Data collection was conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc., a national survey research organization. The survey used two questionnaires, each administered to a randomly selected national sample of about 6,000 persons age 16 or older. Interviewing began January 8, 2003 and ended March 30, 2003. This report presents the detailed information on the survey methodology, as well as copies of the questionnaires.

17. Key Words
Survey, Occupant Protection, Methodology, Precision, Questionnaires, Sample, Sampling Error, Significance, Weights

18. Distribution Statement

  Document is available to the public through the
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161

19. Security Classif. (Of this report)

20. Security Classif. (Of this page)

21. No. of Pages

22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)                             Reproduction of completed page authorized