CLEVELAND (AP) â€” If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOHâ€™-guh) County, thereâ€™s no better person behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal.
Cleveland.com reportsÂ 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 itâ€™s the longest preventable accident-free streak in the RTAâ€™s history.
McNeal has been driving a 63-foot-long bus along on Euclid Avenue, one of Clevelandâ€™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 he doesnâ€™t think about it. He then added that patience is needed.
McNeal hopes to retire in 2020 with his streak intact.
Information from: cleveland.com,Â http://www.cleveland.com