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1 million miles can't stop area mail carrier
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JUDA - Neither rain, nor sleet nor an accident could keep Juda letter carrier Bobette Preston from her appointed rounds.

Preston, Brodhead, was recognized by the United States Postal Service May 22 for driving one million miles without an accident.

The feat is similar to driving from coast to coast 334 times.

Preston received a plaque from Juda Postmaster Bobbie Bernet. She also received a membership in the Nation Safety Council "Million Mile Club." The million mile award is given to post office employees who have accumulated one million miles without being involved in a preventable accident.

Drivers who reach the million-mile mark are alert for dangers, anticipate what other drivers will do, pay attention and give themselves enough time to react in a safe manner, Bernet said

"The achievement of driving the equivalent of 40 times around the world demonstrates how postal employees continue to keep the promise of delivering their best every day with care, courtesy and concern for the safety of others," Bernet said.

- Brian Gray