Safety Champion – John Benson

This quarter’s Safety Champion, CTC bus driver John Benson, retired on Dec. 22 after eight years with no accidents, other than hitting an unavoidable buck that jumped in front of his vehicle several years back.

Benson attributes his defensive driving skills and attention to road conditions to the stellar record.

“I’m a retired truck driver, so that helped,” Benson said. “I have a lot of years of experience driving.”

Benson drove the New Richmond-to-Downtown Cincinnati and door-to-door routes.

“It’s been a real pleasure working here,” he said. “My bosses are fantastic. I’ve made some good friends here.”

Clermont County Safety Coordinator Gary Caudill appreciates Benson’s outstanding driving record.

“He did a fantastic job transporting the citizens of Clermont County all of those years, injury free,” Caudill said.