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About Us

Smith System is the trusted global leader in crash-avoidance driver safety training. We have been providing effective behind-the-wheel training since 1952. Our proven methods prevent crashes, reduce fuel and maintenance costs and — most importantly — save lives. Smith System trains tens of thousands of drivers each year, including drivers from more than half of Fortune 500 companies’ fleets. Using programs built on The Smith5Keys®, we offer instruction in more than 22 languages and 100 countries around the world.

The Smith System Story

Our History & Mission

In 1952, Harold Smith established the first professional driver training company in the United States after realizing that most drivers consistently made dangerous fundamental mistakes behind the wheel. Since then, millions of drivers have benefited from our proven Smith System philosophy: The Smith5Keys®.

While many things have changed over the past seven decades, one thing remains the same: our commitment to saving lives. At Smith System, we’re grateful for the opportunity to serve so many drivers and fleets over the past 70 years. And we look forward to many more years as we continue our commitment to our mission: Drive Different. Save lives.







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