Metro Bus Operator Receives "Safe Driver Award of Honor" from National Safety Council

After safely driving millions of miles in a Metro bus, Ronald Combs, of Fairfax, will receive the Safe Driver Award of Honor from the National Safety Council.

 Bus Driver Ron Combs recognized for 32 years of accident-free driving 

Ron CombsCINCINNATI – After safely driving millions of miles in a Metro bus, Ronald Combs, of Fairfax, will receive the Safe Driver Award of Honor from the National Safety Council. He is also retiring from Metro after 32 years, while holding its highest internal safety record.

All Award of Honor winners must have met the criteria of not having a preventable incident within the past 15 years or the last 250,000 miles of driving. Combs was inducted into the National Safety Council’s “Two Million Mile Club” in 2012 for driving two million miles each without an accident.

During National Safety Month in June, two Metro bus operators received awards from the National Safety Council. One of the award-winners was the first woman at Metro to receive this national honor. In the last 40 years, about 60 Metro bus operators have earned the achievement of being inducted into the “Two Million Mile Club.”

In May, Metro was recognized as the first mid-size transit system to receive top honors for both safety and security from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), an organization representing the transit industry.

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.

Metro is a tax-supported public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.

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