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DriveCam and Smith System Announce Alliance

December 11, 2002

DriveCam Video Systems, a developerof fleet safety technology, announced it has signed a marketing agreement with Smith System Driver Improvement Institute toprovide fleets with driver training and safety programs. Underthe agreement, DriveCam and Smith System say they will endorse and promote complementary products that provide fleet customers with a comprehensive system toevaluate and improve driving behavior. Smith System is a specialist in professional driver safety trainingand hands-on safety education programs. Founded in 1952, the companyis the originator of the "5 Keys to Space Cushion Driving," a method to increase an experienced driver's safety awareness. According to the company, DriveCam'sDriving Feedback System digitally records erratic driving and collisionsfrom the vehicle, which are then used to counsel drivers and improve drivingperformance. "Commercial fleet operators are facing mounting insurance rates and risingoperating costs. Improving driving performance is the key to controllinginsurance losses," said Ed Andrew, president of DriveCam. "The marriageof DriveCam's video capture of actual driving experiences with Smith System'ssuperior training programs provides a powerful weapon that fleets canuse to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions and lower expenses."Included in the agreement, Smith System will incorporate DriveCam recordingsof actual driving incidents, including those unique to specific typesof fleets, into its fleet training programs. At the same time, DriveCamwill incorporate Smith System's "5 Keys to Space Cushion Driving" intoits driver coaching methods."At Smith System, our training program are based on how drivers behavebehind the wheel, in real-life situations," said Del Lisk, president ofSmith System. "DriveCam's Driving Feedback System complements our emphasison hands-on, on-road safety education to help experienced drivers improvetheir safe driving skills. We are looking forward to working with DriveCamto offer fleets the most effective training programs available."About DriveCam Video Systems
DriveCam Video Systems develops fleet safety technology. Based in San Diego, thecompany says its Driving Feedback System is used by thousands of commercial vehiclesand has been endorsed by the insurance industry as an effective loss controlsystem. Additional information is available at www.drivecam.com.About Smith System
Smith System was founded in 1952 as the nation's first fleet driver safetytraining organization with on-road, hands-on safety education techniquesfor experienced drivers. Smith System says it delivers behind the wheel instructionto more than 15,000 fleet drivers each year and has presented their programin 47 countries. In the past decade, Smith claims it has provided services to morethan half of the current Fortune 500 organizations. In addition to itson-road training and video and DVD library, the company offersweb-based education and fleet monitoring. Additional information is availableat www.smith-system.com.
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