Fion wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 21:59: It's hard to make a phone call in an emergency because the brain draws blood from the hands to be used in more immediately important functions (survival.. etc). That's why the standard emergency services number was changed to 911 from 555-1212 as it was years ago. Nobody could dial the number. Hell, anyone who's been in an emergency knows it's difficult enough just to punch in that 911.
It helps to just dial it once a week or so without connecting. Just to train yourself to hit that 911. It apparently kicks in the muscle memory when the time comes for you to really dial it.