NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. — Four local letter carriers are receiving top honors from The National Safety Council and the United States Postal Service.
Balbir Kler, Ramesh Bangar, Shaun Reed and Ronald Amian have joined an elite group of USPS employees who have individually driven more than a million, accident-free miles.
The National Safety Council's Million Mile Club is an honor reserved for employees driving one million miles – or 30 years – without an at-fault accident. The achievement of driving, in this case over four million miles, “for a combined total of 128 years, all accident-free is truly remarkable,” said North Highlands Postmaster Freddie Jordan.
“It is an honor to recognize these dedicated employees for the safe way in which they care not only for the sanctity of the mail, but in the way they drive," Jordan added.
So how did these letter carriers achieve such an achievement?
According to Jordan, it was by driving defensively, .maintaining a safe distance of one car length for every 10 mph between them and the car... Well, let's just say they followed the actual rules of the road and the unwritten ones.
- Balbir Kler: 31 years of service, assigned to route 18. He just recently became a grandfather again.
- Ramesh Bangar: 32 years of service, assigned to route 22. Coincidentally enough, Balbir Kler is his brother-in-law.
- Ron Amian: 33 years of service, assigned to route 11. He is a loving and devoted husband.
- Shaun Reed: 32 years of service, assigned to route 25. He is into martial arts.
The Fantastic Four (as we're currently calling them) will be recognized during a 7:30 a.m. ceremony on Friday, March 22, 2019 at North Highlands Post Office, 6483 Watt Avenue.
Congratulate them if you see them around!
Buckle up, California. Drivers in the Golden State are some of the worst in the nation, at least according to data compiled by SmartAsset.