LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Seven local letter carriers are being recognized for a million mile milestone.
They now have plaques and a certificate for being on the job 30 years with no accidents.
With hundreds of thousands of postal worker employees across the country, this group is now known as the "super seven".
They say getting this type of an award and notoriety is an honor.
The group received honor Friday morning, when the district manager gave them the "Million Mile Award", which is handed out to a USPS employee who has been on the job for 30 years --without a preventable accident.
For a letter carrier, who spends 80% of his or her job on the road, a car wreck is often considered an occupational hazard.
So what's the key?
"Pretty much defensive driving. The biggest challenge to these carriers is the elderly drivers and the season traffic and the tourists who don't know where they are going," said USPS spokesperson Debra Mitchell.
Linda Ostrowsky is was there supporting her sister, Donna Mourick, who got the award.
Linda herself was given the honor two years ago.
For both women being a postal worker is a family affair.
"Our father started in the early 70s," Mourick said.
Nearly four decades and millions of miles later the tradition continues: safely delivering the mail.
"The postal service is a tough job. It's one of those ones that looks easy. Anything that looks easy means the person knows their job well," Ostrowsky said.