I Drive Smart was founded in 2004 by Tom Pecoraro, a veteran police officer with over 24 years of experience as a Maryland law enforcement officer. Officer Pecoraro witnessed too many collisions firsthand where inexperience and poor training brought harsh consequences. He knew something had to be done differently to better prepare young drivers for the road.
I Drive Smart started with five cars and 12 part-time Instructors teaching classes in Maryland. Today, I Drive Smart has over 140 Instructors and a fleet of easy-to-spot yellow cars. Thousands of students in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia (and soon California) are I Drive Smart graduates.
As president of I Drive Smart Tom says, "Teaching and mentoring new drivers is a responsibility that is shared by I Drive Smart, parents, school administrators—by all of us." Parents and teens agree that no driver education program can match the experience they've had with I Drive Smart. Together, they reach for a common goal...
Smart Drivers, Safe Roads, and Safe Communities.