Dangerous driving by postal service

Published 5:42 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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To the editor:

On Sept. 28, 2020, I was waiting to exit my neighborhood to go north on Bennetts Pasture Road. A U.S. Postal Service truck passed by, and I observed the driver staring at his phone in one hand as he drove with his other hand.

I turned on to Bennetts Pasture Road behind the truck. As I followed the truck for about one mile, the truck swerved from one side of the lane to the other side. The truck crossed the center line once into oncoming traffic and almost ran off the outside of the lane several times.

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I visited the Driver post office and reported the issue. The supervisor called me that afternoon and left a message to call him so we could speak. For the next month, I called his number numerous times and visited the post office twice trying to make contact with the supervisor. He never contacted me. I reported the incident to the postmaster and was never contacted. So, I sent a report to the USPS Consumer and Industry Contact Office. They did acknowledge receiving my report, but I have not received any further communication.

I am hopeful that there is a Suffolk government official who cares enough to have this serious situation addressed.

Ralph Geabhart Jr.