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Sussex County presents safety awards to Skylands Ride drivers

Drivers traveled over 458,000 miles in 2020

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County recently announced that sixteen drivers qualified for Safety Awards due to their safe, courteous, and incident-free driving during 2020.

Sussex County Skylands Ride transit service provides public and community paratransit transportation for many county residents, including senior citizens, workers, individuals with disabilities, and the public.

Skylands Ride has become a lifeline for many residents, making it possible for them to get to essential medical appointments, dialysis and other life-saving treatments, as well as providing transportation to and from employment.

Drivers traveled over 458,000 miles in 2020 to provide these essential services to residents throughout the pandemic. Skylands Ride is proud of its safe, reliable service and dedicated staff. The Safety Award represents more than just safe driving. Drivers must use defensive driving, customer service skills, and avert accidents.

Skylands Ride drivers received Safety Awards during Senior Day festivities at the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show on August 12.

Deputy Director Anthony Fasano and Commissioner Sylvia Petillo presented the drivers with Certificates of Excellence from the County of Sussex. Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Harold Wirths presented each driver with a citation from the State of New Jersey Senate and General Assembly. Congressman Josh Gottheimer also presented each driver with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition, and Wayne Dietz of Skylands Risk Management was on site to congratulate and present certificates, pins and gift cards to the recipients as well.

The County Commissioners, Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Community and Youth Services, and Skylands Ride congratulate this year’s recipients and wish them many more miles of safe travel.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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