Drivers rewarded for record of safety

On Thursday, July 12, at noon the Board of Directors of the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority (LRTA, but which most people know as Palmetto Breeze) is paying up on a challenge they issued to staff early this year.

Staff learns safety lessons before lunch.

A few months ago, the Operations Committee of the board promised an employee barbecue if they went at least 90 days without an accident.    The staff did even better than that — as of June they had racked up 105 days of safe trips.
Palmetto Breeze has been providing public transit services in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Allendale counties for more than 30 years. Passengers and their employers both experience the benefits of operations without accidents, since it means on-time departures and arrivals and a lot less anxiety.
Board and Operations Committee member Louise Pinckney praises the efforts that made this possible.
“The drivers have the difficult daily task of providing safe quality transportation services to fit the needs of the diverse public. It is the drivers’ precautionary skills that have resulted in this great achievement.”
Board member Fred Harvey adds, “It is just a small reward for the employees to help them think about safety.”

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