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Reduce Injuries Lower Costs Maintain Compliance


Since 1952

What Does Unsafe Driving Cost You?

$0K

per fatal crash
(plus incalculable emotional costs)

$0K

per non-fatal crash

$0K

per vehicle damaged

Data source: 2019 Nets Cost of Crashes Report

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING

Advance driver training programs based on The Smith5Keys®

DriverDirect™

We come to your site to conduct classroom and on-road training with the reinforcement of a certified instructor. By learning in real world scenarios, drivers are better able to replicate their skills on the job.

DriverTrainer™

Our train-the-trainer certifications provide your staff with the skills to teach our proven crash-prevention methods to your fleet drivers. Training can be conducted at your location, no matter where you are in the world.

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eLearning

  • Cost-effective option 
  • Wide variety of driving and workplace safety topics 
  • Accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection
  • Incorporates testing to improve learning and retention
  • LMS integration available 

DRIVER & FLEET MANAGEMENT

Smith System fleet-management tools allow you to track fleet vehicles and monitor driver behavior with GPS location and telematics, then store and manage the data you collect in a single, powerful platform.

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What are The Smith5Keys®?

Key 1. Aim High In Steering®

Key 2. Get The Big Picture®

Key 3. Keep Your Eyes Moving®

Key 4. Leave Yourself An Out®

Key 5. Make Sure They See You®

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

One of the best services that Smith System has is the behind-the-wheel component because that really takes it out of the classroom and into the real world. Making sure that those concepts are applied in a real-world setting, in a semi-controlled environment, with an instructor there coaching the drivers and providing feedback is very beneficial.

— Rob Helstrom, Penske Logistics

Latest Blog Posts

THE ALARMING SURGE IN DANGEROUS DRIVING

The roads that crisscross our nation have long been the arteries of our daily lives, facilitating the movement of people and goods. However, recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) paints a bleak picture of the state of road safety in the United States. From 2020 to 2021, the country experienced a staggering 16 percent increase in the number of crashes, reaching over six million incidents, translating to approximately 16,500 wrecks each day. The most harrowing statistic, however, is the surge in fatalities, with 42,939 Americans losing their lives in car crashes in 2021 – the highest toll in a decade and a half. Read the full NY Times article here. 

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BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING VS. E-LEARNING and the benEfits of each

Driver safety is critical to the overall success of your business. Ensuring driver safety is not just a legal obligation; it's a strategic imperative for the success of any business. When on-the-job crashes occur, it's the employer who bears the ultimate cost. Establishing a robust safety culture is the foundational step toward enhancing driver performance, and efficiency, and safeguarding the company against potential legal challenges.

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Safeguarding your Drive: Five ways to safely manage technology on the road

Advancements in the automotive industry persistently aim to enhance the driving experience. Safety-focused technologies such as backup cameras, lane departure warnings, and obstacle detection systems provide drivers with valuable tools to prevent accidents and collisions. However, the flip side of this technological progress is the potential for distraction, as smartphones and infotainment systems demand our attention and divert focus from the road.

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Our History

In 1952, Harold Smith established Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, the nation’s first professional driver training company. He understood that most crashes are preventable if the right driving habits are learned, practiced and applied consistently. Since then, millions of drivers throughout the world have benefited from the program he developed.

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At Smith System, driver safety doesn’t have borders.

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