Driving Dynamics was established in 1987 through the vision of founder Bill Buff, who achieved notable success as a professional race car driver, when he realized that the most dangerous part of his day occurred while driving to and from the racetrack.
Determined to help improve drivers’ safety performance behind-the-wheel he soon conceived the principle on which Driving Dynamics’ safety training curriculum is based—the One Second Advantage™.
Rooted in a major automotive safety research study that determined 90 percent of all traffic crashes can be avoided when a driver has one more second to react and knows what to do with it —the One Second Advantage has been, and to this day is the cornerstone philosophy of all training programs offered by the company.
Upon the retirement of company founders Bill Buff and Paull Hubbard in 2017 Art Liggio, president and CEO, has acquired full ownership of Driving Dynamics along with majority owner investment firm Intuitis LLC, with offices in New York and Paris and Delancey Street Capital Partners, based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Now under the leadership of managing owner Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics has been steadfastly enhancing existing services and introducing new services to assure the company remains at the forefront of addressing the needs of fleet operators to: respond to today’s driver safety challenges, improve fleet safety performance and adapt to new vehicle technologies.
~ Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics president and CEO
I was driving into work and there was heavy fog and I could not see more than a few feet in front of my car. The road was wet and I thought that I should not set my cruise control and drive a little slower than normal. Everything was fine until a deer crossed right in front of my car. I turned slightly and next thing I know I was going down the road backwards and when I came to a stop I was back in my lane and headed in the wrong direction. I was able to turn into a field, turnaround, and get back on the road to finish my trip into work. The thing that I feel made me somewhat comfortable in this near miss was the fact that I had been to a Driving Dynamics course a few times and it helped me prepare for these types of situations.
I recently took the Driving Dynamics course through my employer and I wanted to let you know that the hands-on instruction, I have no doubt, saved mine and my family's life during a recent incident. We were driving down the highway when a woman hydroplaned into the side of my car spinning me backward and heading toward an oncoming semi-truck. One thing from the course really stuck with me
This is the fifth time I have taken this class … and I have to say, it was by far the best class ever!!!!
Your instructors were amazing. I feel so confident about my ability to stop quickly and maneuver around obstacles. Thank you for a great class!!!!!
I must tell you that I was fortunate (FINALLY) to take the course. My trainers were a super nice I could not have asked for a more comprehensive, engaging, and very personal experience. There were so many that the trainers had to break us into two separate groups, they pulled it off in such a smooth manner that I was in awe. Additionally, I shared with the instructors that I was apprehensive about the “fast turning and braking” exercise and they made sure I felt safe and comfortable with the maneuvers. I cannot tell you how impressed I was by your program. The training actually kicked in the next day. I was driving down a road at 40 miles per hour when a car rapidly SWERVED into my lane. I wasn’t even a bit hesitant when I certainly did lock up those ABS brakes and yanked that steering wheel 180 degrees to the right within a mere second! People just don’t get the training or to practice a technique like that. I truly didn’t understand the concept of those brakes before the training. It saved what would have been a pretty bad accident literally within 48 hours of the training. I’m a huge fan.
Good timing for the refresher training. There was a 4 car pile-up in front of me yesterday but I avoided it. ABS works as does look further ahead than just the car in front. I saw that the 1st car was going to rear end the car in front of it and I stopped with plenty of room. It's great that the training makes us engage the ABS many times because it was a non-surprise when I actually needed to use it.