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  • Cedar City Postal Carrier Drives to the Moon and Back Twice Without an Accident
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 08/27/13 - 08:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) – One million miles is equal to about two trips to the moon and back. Driving that distance over the course of a career is an accomplishment, doing it accident-free is something special, and a feat achieved by Cedar City postal carrier Greg Houskeeper.

    As Labor Day approaches, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, this Utah road warrior serves as a reminder to drive safely.

    Houskeeper offers the following tips for safe driving:

    • 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.

    Million Mile Safe Driving Award recipients are recognized by the National Safety Council with a lapel pin and a plaque. Reaching this pinnacle requires 30 years of service and a safe attitude.

    “Our carriers deliver the mail in all kinds of weather and face daily hazards on their routes,” said Cedar City Postmaster Tina Hahn. “So, to drive a million miles without an accident is a tremendous achievement. Greg stands as a great example not only to our workforce, but to drivers everywhere.”

    The nation’s 31,000 plus Post Offices are linked by nearly 214,000 vehicles – the world largest civilian fleet. Nearly 300,000 letter carriers and truck drivers log more than 1.2 billion miles annually when delivering to America’s 151.5 million addresses.

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