Ohio transit bus driver accident-free over 1 million miles


CLEVELAND (AP) — If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, there’s no better person behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal.

Cleveland.com reports the 64-year-old McNeal has been a driver for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for 40 years, logging an estimated 1.2 million miles (1.9 million kilometers) without causing an accident. Officials say it’s the longest preventable accident-free streak in the RTA’s history.

McNeal has been driving a 63-foot-long bus along on Euclid Avenue, one of Cleveland’s main thoroughfares, weekdays for the last five years from 2:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. without breaks.

Asked what his secret might be, McNeal said, “You don’t think about it.” He then added: “You got to have patience.”

McNeal hopes to retire in 2020 with his streak intact.

Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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