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      Clean driving record and more needed to clean the streets

      After a 22-year-old Macon woman was hit and killed by a street sweeper early Monday morning, FOX 31 reached out to the Albany Public Works Department to see what training their employees go through to operate special vehicles in our Facebook Story of the Day.Director Phil Roberson says with his department responsible for sweeping 15,000 tons a year, the eight street sweeper operators on hand must complete four weeks of training on top of the clean driving record and other requirements needed by the state.The sweepers have a duel-control setting with two steering wheels to allow a seasoned driver to show someone in training exactly how to operate the vehicle.Roberson says operators are required to move around parked cars and drive on both sides of the road, so they take training very seriously to ensure no one is injured on the roads.Stay connected to as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!