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Laguna Niguel Post Office Letter Carriers reach milestone drive three million accident-free miles without ever leaving the city limits

 
by: Kristina Uppal
Published: February 26, 2024

 

Letter Carriers

LAGUNA NIGUEL... In a world of constant driver distractions three Laguna Niguel carriers maintained their focus and concern on the safety of themselves and others on the road.

This focus on safety earned them entry into the elite National Safety Council’s Million Mile club.

They will be honored on Tuesday, February 27, 9:30 a.m. at the Laguna Niguel Post Office, 29911 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel.

Honorees include: 37-year Letter Carrier Adam Dube, 30-year Letter Carrier Sherry Garrett and 32-year Letter Carrier Charles Jensen.

 

Letter Carrier Adam Dube

 

The secret to staying accident-free starts with having the right mindset, “By observing the rules of the road and being aware of my surroundings, you can keep yourself and others safe,” said Dube.

Garrett emphasized the importance of good safety habits at the start of your career, “My tip for new carriers is always check your mirrors before you pull out into traffic and use your emergency flashers when you can to help other motorists see you."

Letter Carrier Sherry Garrett

 

Finally, safety means consistency according to Jensen, “There can be a lot of distractions when delivering mail in Laguna Beach. My advice is to stay focused on what you’re doing."

This is the mindset you’d expect from Postal Service mail carriers who have each driven the equivalent of circling the earth 40 times, all without a moving violation or accident, while maneuvering hazardous road conditions, gridlock, rural terrain, and avoiding careless drivers along the way.

Letter Carrier Charles Jensen

 

“Safety is not just a buzz word, our postal drivers take safety very seriously,” said District Manager Aron Jones, “this truly remarkable achievement by our carriers demonstrates how postal employees continue to deliver on the promise of delivering their best every day with care, courtesy and concern for the safety of others.”

Nationally, postal drivers log more than 1.5 billion miles annually while delivering to more than 159 million homes and businesses in every city, suburb and town in America as they make the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Each driver will be presented with a plaque from the Safety Council and automatic membership in the prestigious National Safety Council “Million Mile Club.” The million-mile award is a lifetime enrollment, and it is given to drivers who have accumulated one-million miles or 30 years of driving without being involved in a single preventable motor vehicle accident. Photo:Laguna Niguel PO

 

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