In an effort to decrease the number of traffic accidents occurring over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, United State Postal Service employees who have driven more than 1 million miles without being involved in an accident have compiled a list of driving safety tips. More than 7,000 postal service employees have received this designation. In order to achieve this safety milestone, postal service employees must maintain an accident free service record for more than three decades. Driving defensively is their number one recommendation. Maintaining a safe following distance, for example, can greatly decrease the odds that a driver will become involved in a rear end collision. Safety experts recommend allowing a car length of space for every 10 miles per hour of traveling speed and always keeping an emergency response plan in mind in case of unsafe behavior on the part of other drivers sharing the road. Using turn signals when changing lanes is also highly recommended, as well as putting away all handheld electronic communication devices while behind the wheel. Other safety tips include checking the maintenance of a vehicle’s components such as mirrors, wipers, headlights, turn signals, etc., regularly before driving it. Any potential safety issue should be corrected immediately. Practicing common courtesy on the highway and remaining alert at all times when behind the wheel can be crucial when attempting to avoid an accident, according to the postal service employees.