Judy Miller has been driving a bus in Orange County, California, for 30 years.
In those three decades, she has traveled more than 2 million miles-the
equivalent of 80 trips around the world-and not once caused an accident.
The Orange County Transportation Authority honored Miller recently for being
the first OCTA bus driver to make it three decades without causing so much as
a fender bender.
"Most of the drivers who have had a lot of accidents like to tell me it's
all been luck," she told the Los Angeles Times. "Maybe 15 percent
of it's been luck. I know that doesn't sound humble, but it's true."
Miller, 54, first took to the wheel Sept. 11, 1973, after three months as a
school bus driver. And as the Times puts it, she has piloted her elephant of
public transport through the jungle that's known as Southern California traffic
every workday since, arriving at the bus yard at the end of her shift in one
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