'Million mile' mail carriers honored for safe driving

- Could you drive a million miles without an accident?  More than two dozen St. Pete letter carriers were honored for doing just that today. 

The National Safety Council awarded 27 letter carriers with the prestigious Million-Mile Safe Driver award.  They all either drove a million miles or drove for 30 years without a preventable incident. 

How did they do it? Bob Brown, who’s been driving since 1985, shared his philosophy.

“Paying attention, caring about you do, being proud of what you do. That has a lot to do with it,” he offered.

Bob says driving has changed a lot over the past 33 years he's been with the post office -- the biggest change is cell phones, which he says, leads to drivers paying less attention. 

His one piece of advice to fellow motorists? Kindness.

“Pay attention to what you’re doing.  Leave yourself a little space,” he continued.  “You care about your own vehicle. You don’t want to get cut off by somebody else, so why would you cut somebody else off?”

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