Ensuring Your Distracted Driving Policy Measures Up

Distracted driving remains a pressing issue on America’s roads, with staggering statistics reflecting its toll. In 2015 alone, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported 391,000 injuries and 3,477 fatalities attributed to distracted driving.

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Elevating Safety Standards for Trailer Operations

The TrailerReady Advantage™ isn't just another training course—it's a commitment to excellence in trailer operations. Designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to the field, this program equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to safely navigate the complexities of hauling trailers in a variety of settings.

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Five Reasons To Implement A Distracted Driving Policy

Did you know that in just the time it takes to enter an address into a navigation app, a vehicle traveling at 25 mph can cover the length of four football fields?

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Distracted Driving And The Impact It Makes

As many as one in three U.S. adults admits to using some kind of technology while driving, whether it’s entering an address into a navigation system, talking on a cellphone, changing a radio station, or some other distraction. Truth be told, that number is probably much, much higher.

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Navigating Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the Smith System

Thousands of lives are destroyed every year because of distracted driving. Many incidents are avoidable, and Smith System remains committed to ending distracted driving and turning the tide on the horrifying statistics.

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Car accidents come in different forms, resulting in varying degrees of damage to both property and individuals. These incidents can happen despite a driver's experience and training. Even with our extensive training and experience, the risk of a collision, while minimized, is never zero. Here is what to do in the unlikely event you are involved in a car crash. 

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Why Fleet Management Is Important

The primary goal of fleet management is to ensure that vehicles are driven efficiently, appropriately maintained, and operated under the correct policies and procedures. This includes everything from acquisition and maintenance to operation, tracking, and optimization of vehicles. 

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Safer Parking: Surprising Facts You May Not Know

It's a routine we perform daily, often without a second thought, yet parking can pose more risks than commonly believed. And while it’s usually not considered to be dangerous, parking your car can be riskier than you think.

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Global Road Safety
Global Road Safety

Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel.

Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced driver safety training.

For more information, visit http://www.drivedifferent.com

Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi
byTony Douglas, Nate Hansen, Eric Nyame-Baafi

There’s a real need to improve road safety in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, says Eric Nyame-Baafi, a road safety consultant for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Ghana. 

“A total of 650 people die on African roads every day. A child in Africa is twice as likely to die on the road as a child in any other part of the world.”

In this latest episode of Global Road Safety, Eric discusses Ghana’s initiatives to improve railway and road safety:

“The Government of Ghana is keen in rehabilitating existing railway lines in order for some of the traffic on the road to shift to rail and in doing that is going to reduce the number of accidents,”

And explains why public education is badly needed to improve driver behavior and road safety in Ghana:

“Even though drivers recognize the need for Road Safety Education, I think the education has to be geared towards changing the behavior patterns, I mean, in terms of speeding, and in terms of drunk driving.”

Improving road safety in Ghana would improve the lives of millions of people; and that means focusing on engineering, enforcement and education. To find out more, download and listen to Eric on this latest episode now. 

On today’s podcast:

  • How Ghana’s government is shifting traffic from road to rail
  • Why Ghana plans to establish a transportation regulatory body
  • Initiatives to improve driver skills
  • Why improving road safety will improve the lives of millions
Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi
Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets – Pakistan with Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir
How Technology Can Help Tackle Driver Distraction with Paul Ripley & Ted Chen
The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown
Improving Road Safety with Retired NTSB Chairman, Robert Sumwalt
The Eyes Have It: Visual Skills and Driving Safety with Dr. Sherylle Calder & Andrew Crickmay
Introducing Global Road Safety