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Kevin Sutton and Peter Turner. Kevin Sutton and Peter Turner.

A PARKWOOD bus driver has been recognised for his driving skills at the Safe Driving Awards last week.

After 10 years behind the wheel, Peter Turner has not been involved in an accident or driving incident earning him, along with seven other drivers, a safe driving award.

Mr Turner said his current role allowed him to pass on safe driving skills to trainee drivers.

“I am now an on-road trainer, so I teach the new drivers,” he said.

“It is getting harder and harder to stay safe on the roads as it is getting busier, but drivers do have to remain vigilant.”

Veolia Transport managing director Terry Scott presented bus drivers Mr Turner, Gary Payne (Warnbro), Berin Karaselimovic (Spearwood), Garry Gesche (Mandurah), Thomas Mears (Madora Bay), Stephen Hickman (Mandurah), Geoff Elliss (Success) and Kevin Sutton (Kelmscott) awards for excellence for transporting local people safely on Southern Coast Transit buses on the Transperth network.

“Bus driving is a very important profession with operators facing road congestion, relentless road works and traffic conditions and Veolia operators take their roles very seriously, knowing they are the daily link to connect people with work, school and the community,” Mr Scott said.

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