For more than 65 years, Smith System has provided advanced driver safety training. Now, they’ve released a series of short refreshers produced in a whiteboard animation style.
The Arrive Alive Safety Series helps professional drivers correct specific behaviors and reinforces their previously learned habits.
“With this series, companies are able to provide refresher training on specific problem areas their drivers might be having,” said Tony Douglas, President and CEO of Smith System. “These whiteboard animations available in Smith System’s E-Learning library focus on challenges that we see drivers struggling with every day and provide them with techniques they can learn immediately to improve their performance behind the wheel.”
The Arrive Alive Safety Series includes 12 E-Learning modules that each hone in on a single driving situation or behavior that often creates problems for drivers. The modules, which are three to seven minutes long, give drivers professional instruction on how to manage each of those conditions. Every session reinforces the safe driving principles taught in The Smith5Keys®, and the series is ideal for managers to use in team meetings and training.
Presented in a creative whiteboard style, the series offers convenient, effective ways to reinforce training on some of the biggest challenges facing drivers.
The titles included in the series are:
- Avoiding Intersection Collisions
- Avoiding Backing Collisions
- Following Distance
- Building Effective Seeing Habits
- Avoiding a Rear-End Collision
- Avoiding Distractions
- Foul Weather Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Saving Fuel
- Proper Positioning in Traffic
- Emotions and Driving
- Margin for Error
Each title can be used in a variety of settings, from short stand-up meetings to part of a larger training initiative. Continuing driver education through E-Learning can play a key role in reducing the risk of crashes, which cost employers some $56.7 billion in 2017, according to the 2018 Driver Safety Risk Report by the vehicle management platform Motus. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety and the National Safety Council report that driver safety programs are the most effective way to reduce crash-related costs.
“These are critical, relevant topics for every driver,” Douglas said. “When managers or trainers see recurring problem behaviors among their drivers, these topics provide effective reminders of how to resolve those issues.”