Tips for Safe Driving Over the Holiday Weekends

The official kick-off to summer begins with Memorial Day Weekend with Independence Day following shortly behind. Many people hit the road to visit family and friends or simply to take a few days off to relax. This time of year also kicks off a busy season for drivers on the roads. With more vehicles on the road, what can drivers do to remain safe during holiday weekends?

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The 5 Keys to Emergency Maneuvers

A close call while driving can be the result of human error, equipment failure, weather conditions, or a sudden accidental occurrence. No matter what happens to create a sudden driving hazard, the result is the same: you need to quickly maneuver your vehicle away from the hazard to avoid a collision. 

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Enhancing Safety Culture with Smith System: A Success Story from Arlington ISD In Texas.

At Smith System®, our mission is to create safer driving environments through innovative solutions. We’re thrilled to share a testimonial from Curt Fernandez, the Director of Risk Management at Arlington, Texas ISD and the 1-800 How’s My Driving decal-based safety program, implemented through Drivers Alert, which highlights the impact of our initiatives on enhancing road safety. 

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Roadtrip Safety: 5 Things You Need To Know

The official kick-off to summer often begins with road trips, whether it’s visiting family and friends or simply taking a few days off to relax after a long winter. This time of year marks a busy season for drivers on the roads. With more vehicles out there, what can drivers do to remain safe during these trips?

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Prioritizing Workplace Safety: A National Safety Month Commitment

As we observe National Safety Month, it is a critical time to reflect on the importance of workplace safety and the measures we can take to protect our employees. Workplace safety is not just a regulatory requirement; it is a fundamental aspect of creating a healthy, productive, and sustainable work environment. At Smith System®, we are dedicated to advancing safety standards through our comprehensive eLearning and driver training programs, designed to reduce the alarming rate of workplace death and injury. 

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Sharing the Road Safely: Navigating with Big Rigs and Large Trucks

At Smith System, we're dedicated to fostering a culture of safety on our nation's roads, especially considering the immense number of big rigs currently in operation across the United States. According to FleetNet America, there are over 15.5 million big rigs navigating our highways and byways, underscoring the critical need for heightened awareness and proactive driving practices among all road users.

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Navigating Safety: Overcoming Challenges for Telecommunications and Utility Drivers

Workers in the utility and telecommunications sectors confront a multitude of safety challenges in their daily tasks. From handling high-voltage equipment to braving extreme weather conditions and working at considerable heights, the risks are ever-present. These challenges are compounded for those working solo, as they must not only contend with the tasks at hand but also bear the responsibility of self-monitoring and maintaining vigilance.

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From Awareness to Action: Implementing Smith System in Your Fleet

Did you know that implementing Smith System in your fleet management can reduce costs, improve driver behavior, and foster a safety culture in your organization?

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Global Road Safety
Global Road Safety

Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel.

Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced driver safety training.

For more information, visit http://www.drivedifferent.com

Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi
byTony Douglas, Nate Hansen, Eric Nyame-Baafi

There’s a real need to improve road safety in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, says Eric Nyame-Baafi, a road safety consultant for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Ghana. 

“A total of 650 people die on African roads every day. A child in Africa is twice as likely to die on the road as a child in any other part of the world.”

In this latest episode of Global Road Safety, Eric discusses Ghana’s initiatives to improve railway and road safety:

“The Government of Ghana is keen in rehabilitating existing railway lines in order for some of the traffic on the road to shift to rail and in doing that is going to reduce the number of accidents,”

And explains why public education is badly needed to improve driver behavior and road safety in Ghana:

“Even though drivers recognize the need for Road Safety Education, I think the education has to be geared towards changing the behavior patterns, I mean, in terms of speeding, and in terms of drunk driving.”

Improving road safety in Ghana would improve the lives of millions of people; and that means focusing on engineering, enforcement and education. To find out more, download and listen to Eric on this latest episode now. 

On today’s podcast:

  • How Ghana’s government is shifting traffic from road to rail
  • Why Ghana plans to establish a transportation regulatory body
  • Initiatives to improve driver skills
  • Why improving road safety will improve the lives of millions
Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi
Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets – Pakistan with Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir
How Technology Can Help Tackle Driver Distraction with Paul Ripley & Ted Chen
The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown
Improving Road Safety with Retired NTSB Chairman, Robert Sumwalt
The Eyes Have It: Visual Skills and Driving Safety with Dr. Sherylle Calder & Andrew Crickmay
Introducing Global Road Safety