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Table 3 Responses to all “Attitude” based questions (n = 82). The final two questions were only for respondents who indicated they had a rescue or window-breaking tool in their vehicle (n = 13)

From: Public knowledge, attitudes and practices of vehicle submersion incidents: a pilot study

Questionnaire Item Sample
n (%)
Aware Group
n (%)
Aware vs. Unaware
p-value
Perceived risk of being involved (self) in a vehicle submersion    0.38
 None 26 (32) 11 (31)  
 Slight 45 (55) 19 (54)
 Moderate 8 (10) 5 (14)
 High 3 (4) 0 (0)
 Very high 0 (0) 0 (0)
Perceived risk of others being involved in a vehicle submersion    0.24
 None 16 (20) 8 (23)  
 Slight 41 (50) 16 (46)
 Moderate 21 (26) 11 (31)
 High 4 (5) 0 (0)
 Very high 0 (0) 0 (0)
Perceived chance of surviving a vehicle submersion    0.37
 Slight 15 (18) 6 (17)  
 Moderate 54 (66) 21 (60)
 High 13 (16) 8 (23)
Perceived importance for “visible & reachable” rescue tool    0.82
 Not important 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Slightly important 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Moderate importance 0 (0) 0 (0)
 High importance 5 (6) 2 (6)
 Very high importance 77 (94) 33 (94)
Preferred colour of rescue tool    0.15
 Black 10 (12) 5 (14)  
 Green 10 (12) 6 (17)
 Orange 23 (28) 12 (34)
 Pink 13 (16) 2 (6)
 Red 14 (17) 7 (20)
 Yellow 12 (15) 3 (9)
Rescue tool color to be most visible in the case of an emergency    0.65
 Black 0 (0) 0  
 Green 0 (0) 0
 Orange 67 (82) 28 (80)
 Pink 1 (1) 0 (0)
 Red 1 (1) 1 (3)
 Yellow 13 (16) 6 (17)
Perceived confidence in finding rescue tool in an emergency    0.80
 Not confident 0 (0) 0  
 Reasonably confident 8 (62) 4 (57)
 Very confident 5 (38) 3 (43)
Perceived confidence in using rescue tool in an emergency    0.80