June 15, 2021
Thirteen San Francisco City carriers reach milestone, drive 13 million miles without ever leaving the city limits
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Good drivers are a dime a dozen, but safe drivers who dedicate their careers to safety and efficiency are worthy of recognition. In a world of constant driver distractions, 13 San Francisco postal letter carriers maintained their focus and concern on the safety for themselves and others on the road.
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 9:00am, at Mendell Carrier Station, 151 Mendell Street, San Francisco, CA 94124, 13 mail carriers will be inducted into the National Safety Council “Million Mile Club.”
Honorees include: Binh Lam, Sid Sayavong, Angela Bibb-Merritt, Larry Woo, Joel Aniel, Luis Flores, Winnie Tsang, Man Wong, Ken Wong, Richard Lee, Felipe Lomeli, Barry Wong, Alan Lei.
Imagine driving the equivalent of 334 times across the country or 40 times around the earth without ever leaving the city limits with not so much as a fender-bender. The achievement is even more remarkable when you factor in the hazardous road conditions, gridlock, city road work, and the constant alertness for careless drivers along the way.
“Our postal drivers are amongst the safest drivers in the Nation,” said California-1 District Manager Jagdeep Grewal. “The truly remarkable achievement by our Mendell Station letter 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.”
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, a truly remarkable achievement according to the National Safety Council.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.