instructor helping driver

Behind-the-Wheel Training

behind-the-wheel training to
truly change driver behavior.



The Smith System DriverDirect course helps drivers prevent crashes with behind-the-wheel training paired with engaging classroom instruction. We come to your site to conduct classroom and on-road training that combines the physical realities of traffic, weather, and dynamic driving conditions with the reinforcement of a certified instructor. By learning in real-world scenarios, drivers are better able to replicate their skills on the job.



In the DriverTrainer course, your company’s trainers learn how to demonstrate the Smith System methodology to identify weaknesses in driving behavior and provide personalized training to identify and correct problems. Our training sessions can be conducted at your location, no matter where you are in the world. DriverTrainer is available in a five-day session with up to six trainees, or in a four-day session for up to four trainees.

Virtual DriverSeminar Course

In this course, drivers are taught Smith System concepts in a virtual environment. The course features a mix of instructor-led presentations and E-Learning courses in both forward motion and backing strategies. Trainees complete a series of quizzes to ensure their understanding of the material. During two hours of instruction, the Smith System instructor delivers education centered on:

  • Current U.S. crash statistics and information about common causes of crashes
  • The Smith5Keys to crash prevention
  • Forward motion techniques
  • Backing, parking and close-quarter maneuvering
  • Safer approaches to reversing and parking
Virtual Driver Seminar

Upon completion of the virtual presentation students will be given access to complete the following 4 E-Learning courses:

Driving the 5Keys®

(20 minutes)

This course provides drivers with a unique insight into common driving errors.

Driving Reverse

(20 minutes)

Driving Reverse shows drivers how they can avoid backing crashes and increase safety while parking and in other backing situations.

Driving Distracted

(20 minutes)

Our interactive course, Driving Distracted, educates drivers in the four types of distractions and how the brain processes information then, through an interactive demonstration, proves the concept of multitasking to be a myth.

Driving Reverse

(20 minutes)

Driving Drowsy highlights some of the common misconceptions of drivers about fatigued driving and the dangers drivers face. This training course demonstrates how The Smith5Keys® can help you and your drivers remain alert and combat fatigue before trouble happens.

After passing the 4 E-Learning courses students will complete a final test on the concepts that they learned throughout the day. Upon successful completion of the test students will receive an electronic certificate of completion.

Two-Day Virtual DriverTrainer™ Re-certification

The goal of this course is to review past course content with your certified DriverTrainer, as well as introduce them to techniques and resources they can use to provide initial and refresher training to your fleet’s drivers. The Smith System instructor assesses each trainee’s degree of comfort and competence with the material and works closely with them to improve any areas of deficiency. Each training day involves two, 3-hour Virtual Instructor-led Training sessions.