ARLINGTON, Texas, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith System, the global leader in professional driver training for 60 years, has introduced a comprehensive training course dedicated solely to the dangers of distracted driving. The course, entitled Distracted Driving, is available now.
The Distracted Driving E-Learning course introduces a new web-based format that will be the platform for future Smith System content. It presents content-rich and compelling information on the use of cell phones and other hand held devices while driving, a topic that has been identified as the leading cause of collisions and highway fatalities. The course is also unique in the way it addresses the broader spectrum of distractions both inside and outside the vehicle. Your drivers may abide by your corporate policy of "no cell phone use" while driving, but drivers sharing the highway may not.
"Many people are working on various forms of legislation regarding distracted driving and we appreciate their focus on this important issue. We are taking a different approach," said Tony Douglas, CEO of Smith System. "Our experience suggests that change will not come from passing more laws. We think positive change will come from educating drivers in the dynamics of operating a vehicle at speed and the potential consequences of a momentary lapse in concentration or loss of visual contact while driving. We know that fleet safety professionals, government and the general public are all hungry for behavior-changing content on this very important topic."
For a preview of the Distracted Driving driver training course and to learn more about your ordering options go to the Smith System website at www.drivedifferent.com or call Smith System directly at 800-777-7648.
About Smith System
Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. was founded in 1952 as the nation's first fleet driver safety training organization with on-road, hands-on safety education techniques for experienced drivers. Smith System delivers behind the wheel instruction to more than 35,000 fleet drivers each year and has presented its program in 100 countries and in 22 languages. In the past decade, Smith has provided services to more than half of the current Fortune 500® fleets and is the only company in the industry that guarantees the quality of its training. In addition to its on-road training and extensive video and DVD library, the company offers web-based education, fleet monitoring, DOT Compliance and HazMat seminars and consultations.
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