Dr. August is committed to providing you with the best analysis for your litigation. He has the training, education and experience to provide you with a holistic investigation. This approach will discover details often overlooked by others.

Our Values

Guiding Principles for Lasting Partnerships


We conduct ourselves with the highest level of integrity, honesty, and transparency in keeping with our duty to the courts.


We strive for excellence in every case we undertake. We move to exceed client’s expectations with clear, thorough, and detailed reports that will endure scrutiny.


We embrace traffic safety innovation, crash analysis research, and alternative viewpoints. We work with clients to bring the strongest argument to their case.


We believe in the power of clear communication with our clients – both oral and written. We do everything in our power to provide clear and simple analysis to both our clients and to the courts.

Our History

Advancing Your Case with an Expert Analysis of the Evidence

In 1997, after more than a decade of driving semi-trucks between Canada and the United States’ lower-48, Rick August became a licensed CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) driving instructor. His CDL experience in combination with his academic background and education bring the strongest possible authority to the analysis of your legal case.

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.

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In 2015, he founded the Smart Drive Test YouTube channel. There he teaches:

  1. new drivers to pass a road test;
  2. licensed drivers to be smarter and safer
  3. and provides CDL drivers information to start a career as a truck or bus driver.

The YouTube channel now has more than 300K 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.

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