50 Quick Tips to Keep Yourself, Your Family and Your Employees Safer on the Road. Every year in the US, more than 42,500 people lose their lives and over 2,375,000 are injured as a result of more than 5.9 million reported automobile crashes. Additionally, the annual economic cost of these, as well as unreported crashes, is estimated to exceed $230 billion. The Book on Safe Driving and the SMART Driving System(t) were created to help reduce these numbers by providing the typical driver with the same level of information that is provided to professional drivers in major transportation industries. The 50, no-nonsense, easy to apply tips described in this book will enable drivers to make safer, more informed decisions every time they get behind the wheel.