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 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.