Like all car accidents, one involving a postal truck a government vehicle is not much different. Rarely does an accident like this occur. They don’t happen mainly because the postal driver’s occupation is on the line. This topic is very straight forward and I doubt that there are any other ways to deal with this situation. uring my research I visited the United States Post Office located at 38th St. between 7th and 8th avenues. This Post Office just happens to be the closest to my job in Manhattan.
At this location I waited on the line and tried to find out information by the tellers. That was a bad idea because tellers are at the bottom of the post office food chain. They don’t care about anything but getting home and opening a bag of pork grinds and watching re-runs of the Jeffersons. In fact they did wind up helping me by showing me the way to the supervisor’s office. In this office there were a bunch of ladies all of which knew nothing. Everyone thought that an accident like this happened and they were getting scared.
I explained to them this was an assignment for college and they called the supervisor in to help me. I waited about 15 inutes for Mr. Lebowitz which wasn’t that bad because he gave me everything that i wanted to hear. First Mr. Lebowitz told me that he would be contacted and would go to the scene. If the accident was a bad one VOA (vehicle operation assistance) would be called along with the police. I spoke with Mr. Lebowitz for only a few minutes because he was in the middle of a meeting, but he continued to tell me that ultimately the police decide who’s at fault.
If the situation was that a postal truck backs into the front of your parked car and causing 2 grand orth of damage the post office does pay for it. Indeed postal vehicles are insured and that if it was the other way around the driver causing damage to the postal truck would be liable. He then told me that there could be board meetings to discuss whether the postal driver could still drive especially if the driver is new. Then I thanked Mr. Lebowitz and he asked me why I wanted to know all this. I told him that personally i don’t care at all but I had to for school. He wished me luck and then I left.