Smith System, a professional driver training company, announced the availability of the SmithSAFE fleet monitoring program. The company says SmithSAFE is a comprehensive Web-based fleet safety program that combines motorist observation reports with targeted driver education to improve driving habits and prevent collisions. According to the company, the SmithSAFE program goes beyond other 1-800 monitoring services by integrating training, monitoring, reporting and intervention into a full-circle program. When motorists call in, professionals screen, analyze and categorize calls. From these calls, observation reports are produced that include recommended preventive and training measures for the specific driving behavior. Fleet supervisors receive reports by email or access them through the Internet. Recommended collision countermeasures are based on Smith System's "Five Keys to Space Cushion Driving," a time-tested driver training method. The company further says the SmithSAFE program includes trend analysis, exception reports to indicate unusual situations, and benchmarks to compare each fleet against others in their industry. It also incorporates a stolen vehicle return system, where motorists' reports are compared to a database of vehicles or units that have been reported stolen and fleets are immediately notified. Fleets using the program have reported significant reductions in collisions. "Depending on the severity, a single collision can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars," said Tony Douglas, president of Smith System. "The SmithSAFE program helps fleets identify and change poor driving behaviors before they result in collisions." 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 15,000 fleet drivers each year and has presented their program in 47 countries. In the past decade, Smith has provided services to more than half of the current Fortune 500® organizations. In addition to its on-road training and extensive video and DVD library, the company offers web-based education and fleet monitoring. Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. is owned by a private investment partnership led by McFadden Brothers, a New York City based firm. For more information, visit