Driving Dynamics Inc., a provider of advanced performance driver safety training and fleet risk management services, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the company announced.

Driving Dynamics was established by founder Bill Buff, who achieved 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. Rooted in a major automotive safety research study that determined 90% of 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 training programs offered by the company.

Now under the leadership of president and CEO Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics has been enhancing existing services and introducing new services to assure the company remains at the forefront of addressing the needs of fleet operators to by responding to today's driver safety challenges; improving fleet safety performance; and adapting to new vehicle technologies, according to the company.

The first Driving Dynamics' behind-the-wheel course was held in 1987 for Organon Pharmaceuticals USA in Monmouth Park, N.J. Today, the company's proprietary training is delivered to an estimated 150,000 drivers each year.

"This is a very exciting time for Driving Dynamics," Liggio said. "The company has a rich and solid history of integrity and commitment to delivering the highest quality driver safety training programs. It is this foundation that's positioned Driving Dynamics to look to the future, evolve as an organization, offer new and innovative solutions and reach expanded audiences."