About Rick August, PhD & Smart Drive Test Inc.

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In 1997, after more than a decade of driving semi-trucks between Canada and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Rick August became a licensed CDL driving instructor. At truck driving schools in Ontario, and British Columbia, Canada, and Victoria, Australia he taught truck and bus drivers.

Since becoming a CDL instructor, he has been fascinated by both the problems of driving and how to make drivers safer. In fact, one might say that the problems of driving are more than a fascination for him. In 2006, he graduated with his doctorate in legal history from the University of Melbourne, Australia. There, he looked at traffic problems and how the law and policing worked to control congestion and crashes.

In 2015, he founded the Smart Drive Test YouTube channel. It teaches new drivers to pass a road test, veteran drivers to be smarter and safer, and provides CDL drivers information to start a career as a truck or bus driver. The channel now has more than 295K subscribers and has surpassed 50M views.

In addition to the video library, Dr. August has authored the e-books Air Brakes Explained Simply and Driving Test Secrets.

In short, Dr. August has been teaching, writing, making videos, and answering questions about how to become a safer, smarter driver for more than three decades.

For more information see: https://www.smartdrivetest.com/rick-august-phd-autobiography