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New Video Trains on Safe Winter Weather Driving

Posted on October 11, 2018
Driver safety training provider Smith System introduces "Driving Weather," which offers steps drivers can take to adapt their driving habits during adverse weather conditions. File photo courtesy John Horton
Driver safety training provider Smith System introduces "Driving Weather," which offers steps drivers can take to adapt their driving habits during adverse weather conditions. File photo courtesy John Horton

ARLINGTON, Texas — Winter is just around the corner, and drivers will be faced with months of adverse weather conditions and driving challenges that will include fog, rain, snow, and ice.

Driver safety training provider Smith System has introduced "Driving Weather," part of its driving series of videos and elearning selections that each focus on a specific challenge facing drivers.

“No matter how experienced you are, changes in the weather affect every driver — and those changes can happen very fast,” said Jim Smith, senior vice president of training at Smith System. “When you learn in advance how to manage and prepare for those conditions, you can change the outcome of what could have been a deadly situation.”

Smith added that Driving Weather is designed to teach drivers how to use The Smith5Keys methodology to adapt their driving habits during inclement weather.

The Smith5Keys principles include drivers creating a cushion of space around their vehicle, assessing road and driving conditions, and making sure their vehicle is properly set up for maximum driving visibility.

“When the weather changes, there’s no substitute for preparation,” Smith said. “When you can’t avoid the situation, you need to know how to get through it safely.”

Smith System productions are available on DVD, USB, or through its elearning library.

To learn more about Driving Weather and other videos in the Smith System Driving series, visit www.DriveDifferent.com or contact Smith System at (800) 777-7648 or [email protected].

Related Topics: driver training, winter

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