Driver Safety Training

Driver Safety Training

September 9, 2013

BruinDriveSafe Overview


Fleet & Transit sponsors a “Safe Driver” Awareness Program for employees who drive a University vehicle in order to perform their job duties. This program educates drivers on defensive driving techniques, consequences of poor driving habits, and the role of individual driver behavior. We are committed to providing safe driving practices and outreach programs to mitigate risk, lower the frequency of vehicular collisions, and reduce campus liability.

With the launch of BruinDriveSafe, an online learning management system for driver safety classes, Driver Safety Training Coordinators can now enroll drivers in either instructor-led or online courses. 

Please Note: Driver Safety Training Coordinators using BruinDriveSafe for the first time will need to complete our online tutorial. To access the tutorial, log in to BruinDriveSafe with your UCLA Logon and click ETDST-Driver Safety Training Coordinator Catalog under Smart Tracks.


SmithSystem Program

SmithSystem is the driver training program used to instruct University drivers on defensive driving best practices and collision avoidance. SmithSystem helps drivers see, think and react to driving challenges in different driving situations and vehicle types.


Who should participate?

While we strongly encourage all classification of drivers to participate in instructor-led training, we have an online version of the class that semi-frequent or occasional drivers can complete directly on their desktop. In order to determine the best training option for your drivers, please refer to the table below:

  • Occupational Driver (drives daily, or more than 25 hours per month)
  • Frequent Driver (drives from 10 to 25 hours per month)
  • Semi-Frequent Driver (drives from 5 to 10 hours per month)
  • Occasional Driver (drives less than 5 hours per month)

Training Options

BruinDriveSafe allows campus drivers to enroll in online training. Each department can also have their Driver Safety Training (DST) Coordinator enroll drivers in classes. For Instructor-led and online courses, please refer to the DST Coordinator User Guide.

*Employees who take the online training are required to pass the review quiz with a 100% score in order to complete the course. System requirements: Internet Explorer must be used for all online courses.

Instructor LedOnline Training*
Basic Driver Training Forward Motion/Backing
Refresher Training
Post-Collision Training
In-Vehicle Training

Additional Information

Customer Care

Fleet & Transit Administration

Email: | Phone: (310) 825-2963