DriverDirect™ – Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc.

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Based on The Smith5Keys®, DriverDirect pairs behind-the-wheel training with engaging classroom instruction.

This full-day course provides trainees with classroom and behind-the-wheel training based on The Smith5Keys®. At the end of the day, trainees receive a Smith System certificate of completion, Driver’s Study Guide, the written performance evaluation, and skill recommendations to practice that develop safe driving habits. Request a demo to learn more about our DriverDirect Training Course.

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2-2.5 hours

The Smith System instructor delivers the classroom instruction to prepare students for behindthe-wheel training. The classroom instruction includes:

  • Introduction to The Smith5Keys
  • Presentation in forward motion, backing, and parking crash prevention methods
  • Explanation of recent NHTSA highway statistics
  • Quizzes to support retention

Behind-the-wheel Training

4.5-5 hours

On-road driving is where classroom concepts are tested and proven. Behindthe-wheel training includes:

  • Observation drive
  • Instructor demonstration drive
  • Personalized coaching
  • Backing & parking exercises
  • Blind area demonstration
  • On-road quiz and final evaluation


Ready to sign up for DriverDirect? We have on-site and open enrollment training available to fit your needs. Social distancing options are currently available. Call us at 1-800-777-7648 to learn more.

On-Site Training

When you choose on-site training, a certified Smith System Instructor will come to your location to conduct the class. We train up to 5 people per class.

Call or email us to pick your desired training dates.

Choose the location: For on-site training, you provide the classroom for instruction. Most customers conduct training at their office locations.

Provide the training vehicle: The training vehicle should accommodate up to 6 passengers. If you need us to provide the vehicle, just let us know.

Open Enrollment Training

If you have employees in various locations and/or have under 5 employees in need of training, our open enrollment classes are a great option. When you choose open enrollment training, Smith System provides a meeting room and training vehicle, so all you have to do is show up prepared to learn.

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Our Driver Skill Evaluator Course teaches local managers and supervisors the skills they need to perform effective ride-along evaluations using The Smith5Keys.