Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey

The Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey or MVOSS is a national self-report survey to track changes in public attitudes, knowledge, and behavior related to occupant protection. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted the baseline MVOSS in 1994, and this project will be the seventh administration of the MVOSS. The MVOSS is composed of two questionnaires, one focusing on seat belt use and the other on child passenger safety. Other modules included in the survey address Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and crash injury experience. Each questionnaire is administered to 6,000 respondents age 16 and older. While previous administrations of the MVOSS were conducted by telephone, the upcoming MVOSS will employ major changes in methodology by emphasizing Web-based responding, with a mail back paper questionnaire and telephone as alternative modes of response. The survey will use an address-based sampling frame instead of a telephone sampling frame to draw the sample. Data from the survey will identify current obstacles to public safety, detect emergent targeting issues for program activity, and provide an overall status report on where the public stands on key occupant protection matters.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $1019664
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH22-13-C-00339

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Byrd, Mary

    • Performing Organizations:

      ICF International

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    • Start Date: 20130927
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Seat Belt Use
    • Subprogram: Child Passenger Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01618698
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-13-C-00339
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 5 2016 4:23PM