John Barry

John Barry comes to American Safety Institute (ASI) from London, England. Before relocating to Florida, he spent his last 7 years in England working at the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), which is a British Government Department, that is responsible for all forms of Driving Licensing throughout the United Kingdom. He personally examined and certified over 12,000 drivers for their driving licenses. John certified and belonged to the Institute of Advanced Motorists of England for over 30 years. Prior to working at the Driving Standards Agency, John spent a number of years in the British Police Force in the County of Hampshire, England serving in several departments. He received 2 accommodations while in the force Earlier in his career, for over 17 years, John owned and operated his own driving school in London, England; called South London Driving School. He estimates he covered over 500,000 miles with Student Drivers of all ages. During his college years, John played Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, and Tennis for Hillcroft. He also competed on the Sailing and Swimming Teams. John and his wife Susan have 4 adult children between them and 1 grandchild. John loves the Florida lifestyle. He enjoys gardening, spectator sports and being outdoors especially in in the balmy wintertime. He hopes to understand American Football and Baseball soon!

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is a retired Over The Road truck driver with 3 million safe miles. He was born in Buffalo, New York and has been married to Lisa Taylor for the past 42 years. He has 2 children and one grandson. He attended Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Co. and volunteered as a Juvenile Probation Officer. In Kingman, AZ he was a Truck Driving Instructor at Mohave Community College for Sage Truck Driving Schools.

James Smith

Jim is married with three daughter and four grandchildren. He lives in Palm Harbor, Fl. and was a U.S. Air Force veteran that spent eight and a half years in active duty. Has been in instructing and training for over 40 years.

In 1997 moved from St Louis area to Palm Harbor, Fl. and went to work for Central Florida Institute teaching Cardiovascular Technology. Jim has always been active in sports by coaching and planning activities for children.

He is also a traffic safety instructor for Nations Traffic School in Tampa. Jim loves people and wants to help all students be successful.

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