With the unofficial start of summer behind us and many people preparing to hit the roads, the U.S. Postal Service’s ‘Million Milers’ were asked to provide some tips for safe driving. Who better to learn about safe driving tactics than from the thousands of postal employees who have driven over a million accident-free miles.
Since 2005, over 7,000 members of the U.S. Postal Service, the world’s largest civilian fleet, have each achieved ‘Million Miler’ status, which also requires 30 years of service and a safe attitude. No other business comes close to this level of safety and dedication.
Orchard Park NY mail carrier and ‘Million Miler’ Nancy Pillard, says safety begins before she even begins her trip. “I make sure my vehicle is in complete operative condition every day,” she said. “I identify and report repair work for lights, tires, wipers and mirrors and I then make sure that the repairs are done ASAP.”
Additional tips from ‘Million Mile Drivers’ include:
- Drive defensively — expect the unexpected
- Maintain a safe distance of one car length for every 10 mph between you and the car in front of you.
- Be courteous, use turn signals and obey all laws.
- Keep your options open — have a ‘what do I do if I’m cut off’ strategy.
- Turn off mobile devices when driving — no cell phones or texting.
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