Longtime letter carrier honored for safe driving

Janet Paro hasn't gotten into at-fault accident in more than 37-year career

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday, the United States Postal Service honored one of their longtime carriers, for her safe driving.

Janet Paro has been delivering mail in Westfield for 37 ½ years now; about 30 of those years driving the same route in the Routes 10 & 202 area. In that time, she has driven more than 1 million miles, however, she has never had an at-fault accident.

Because of that, she was inducted Wednesday into the National Safety Council’s “Million Mile Club.” It is the top recognition in the industry for professional driving.  She said her safety is no accident.

“You’ve got to do defensive driving. You always have to be aware of the other people around you that aren’t paying attention. You have to pay attention, because they don’t,” Paro said.

Paro won’t have to log too many more miles on her mail truck, however. She plans on retiring later this month.