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Smith System Blog

Whether you’re a fleet manager, compliance officer, executive, sales director or delivery driver, you’ll find helpful information on the Smith System blog that you can immediately put to use. Learn about driver safety, new technology impacting our roadways, the latest safety stats, tips to make your fleet more efficient, changes in regulations and much more.  

The Cost of Pedestrian Accidents and How to Avoid Them

As summer comes to an end, the nights get colder and the days become shorter. Another change that many people don’t realize is that for pedestrians, the days also become more dangerous.

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3 Reasons Commercial Fleet Crashes Are on the Rise

Safety behind the wheel is a concern for every driver, but for fleet safety managers, it’s the single most important aspect of the job. Despite advancements made in automotive safety and...

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Back to School Safety: What Drivers Need to Look Out for This Fall

Parents and teachers spend a lot of time reminding students to practice safety when walking or riding their bikes to school. However, students aren’t the only ones who need to brush up on their...

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8 Tips to Avoid Summertime Driving Dangers

Snow, rain and ice are common cold-weather threats to driver safety, but summer brings with it its own set of dangers. For drivers, the added traffic of summer vacationers is just part of the...

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Is Your Fleet’s Infotainment System Hurting More Than It Is Helping?

Technology has changed rapidly in recent years, and, as a result, so has driver training. Today, creating a safer driver means looking at how that technology is affecting not just your drivers,...

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Is Your Distracted Driving Policy Up to Snuff?

Distracted driving continues taking a toll on America’s roads. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, some 391,000 people were injured as the direct result of distracted driving in...

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100 Days of Dangerous Driving

Many people view Memorial Day as the beginning of summer, and Labor Day typically signals its end. We celebrate the days in-between for their sunshine and warm weather, but safety experts pay...

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10 Distracted Driving Statistics and Facts That Safe Drivers Need to Know

Distracted driving continues to be a threat to safety on today’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving was directly responsible for some 3,450...

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Why Your Vehicle Needs a ‘Sterile Cockpit’ Rule

In 1981, the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a new rule designed to increase safety for both flight crew members and passengers. The new mandate, called the sterile cockpit rule, required...

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Six Ways to Safely Manage Technology on the Road

Carmakers continue to introduce new ways to make driving easier. Safety-minded technology like backup cameras, lane departure warnings and obstacle detection systems help give drivers advantages...

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