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Stephanie Medina, Lydia Navarro and George Hill (Photos courtesy: USPS)

Carlsbad Says ‘Thanks a Million’ to its USPS Drivers

Mail Carriers Presented with National Awards for Safe Driving

San Diego CA— Eight Carlsbad-area mail carriers were recenty presented with National Safety Council awards in recognition of their stellar safe driving records. The NSC’s Million Mile awards recognize drivers with 1 million miles of driving or 30 accumulated years driven without preventable incidents.

The eight carriers, five from the Carlsbad Main Post Office and three from the USPS La Costa Station, were presented with their Million Mile plaques during special recognition events at their respective work locations.

Among the honored carriers were:

  • George Hill (right in above photo) – Carlsbad Main – 36 years of USPS service, 20 at Carlsbad

Safety advice: “Follow the rules of the road. It takes two people to make an accident. If you’re careful, you can help avoid one.”

  • Lydia Navarro (center in above photo) – Carlsbad Main – 32 years of USPS service, 28 at Carlsbad

Safety advice: “The years go by quickly. I just always remember to focus on working safely.”

  • Stephanie Medina (left in above photo) – La Costa Station – 32 years of USPS service, all in Carlsbad

Safety advice: “Be patient with others when you’re driving.”

“We’re extremely proud of these dedicated carriers and the examples that they set,” said Carlsbad Post Office Supervisor Christina Hammond. “Their outstanding safety records—equivalent to a combined 240 years of accident-free driving–are incredible achievements and a tribute to their professionalism. The bottom line is that the safety of our employees, customers and the mail are our top priority.

“The Postal Service’s commitment to serving our customers safely, along with adapting to their changing needs, are core elements of USPS’s Delivering for America plan.”

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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