Friday, September 21, 2012

U.S. Postal Service to Florida old people: 'Stop crashing into our post offices'

This is what the Goldenrod, FL Post Office looked like last March after
a 72 year-old woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. Orlando Sentinel photo.

The U.S. Postal Service is asking Florida drivers to stop crashing into their post offices.

Via Yahoo News:
The U.S. Postal Service has taken the unusual step of releasing a set of helpful tips to help reduce the number of drivers in Florida who have been crashing their cars into post offices. This year so far, eight drivers have crashed into post offices in Central Florida alone.

Local ABC affiliate WWSB7 reports that the tips include, "Avoid distracted driving; Proceed slowly and carefully when pulling in, and backing out, of parking spaces; Visibly check to see whether your foot is on the gas pedal or the brake pedal," and "Visibly check to see if the vehicle is in Park, Reverse or Drive."

The USPS says the two most common causes of such accidents are when drivers step on the gas instead of the brake pedal and when the driver accelerates thinking the vehicle is in reverse.

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