Pike County OATS drivers Ralph Crank, Jack Stumbaugh, and Terry Brown have been recognized for his commitment to safety by receiving, respectively, three, eight, and two year Safe Driver Awards for the 2013 fiscal year.
Annual Safe Driver pins are awarded each fall for the fiscal year ending June 30. To receive this award, a driver must first drive two years without a preventable accident to receive their first award. Thereafter, they receive one for every accident-free year. The award consists of a lapel pin denoting the number of years they have driven without a preventable accident.
OATS, Inc. is a private, non-profit transportation provider serving the elderly, disabled and others who need transportation assistance in rural areas of 87 Missouri counties. The Safe Driver Award Program was developed by OATS because of an emphasis on the importance of safe driving, and serves as a way to recognize their well-deserving staff of professional, caring drivers. Companywide, 348 OATS drivers have provided a cumulative total of 2,500 years of safe driving for the people that are served by OATS.