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  1. SpaceX crewed rocket lifts off in historic launch CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - MAY 30: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (R) and Doug Hurley aboard the rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The inaugural flight is the first manned mission since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 to be launched into space from the United States. (Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images) (Saul Martinez/Getty Images) By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: May 30, 2020 - 3:28 PM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A manned SpaceX rocket lifted off Saturday afternoon sending two astronauts into space for the first time from the U.S. in almost a decade. After arriving to the launchpad in a gullwing Tesla, Veteran astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ascended the 260-foot Falcon 9 rocket and were catapulted into space at 3:22 p.m. Hurley and Behnken will fly 250 million miles to the International Space Station in the first launch of astronauts by a private company. This was the second launch attempt this week. Wednesday’s launch was halted at just under 17 minutes because of the threat of lightning. Check back for more on this developing story. https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending/spacex-crewed-rocket-lifts-off-historic-launch/RXSEKDPWKBDXDCRMEV4JW6ILMQ/
  2. Federal officer killed guarding courthouse near California protest by DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press Saturday, May 30th 2020 AA FILE - MAY 29: A demonstrator tried to extinguish a trash fire during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer in California was killed and another critically injured after being shot while providing security at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland amid one of the increasingly violent protests unfolding around the country. The Oakland shooting occurred after a vehicle pulled up outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at about 9:45 p.m. Friday. Someone opened fire at two contract security officers who worked for Homeland Security's Federal Protective Service, killing one and critically wounding the other, authorities said. The officers protect federal court houses as part of their regular duties. DHS officials said the two officers were monitoring the Oakland protest over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. The identities of the officers have not been released. A suspect hasn’t been named and it wasn’t immediately known whether authorities have determined if the shooting was connected with the protest. Gov. Gavin Newsom called for patience and perspective as the federal investigation plays out. “No one should rush to conflate this heinous act with the protests last night,” he said in a statement. Federal officials said they're seeing more threats and assaults against law enforcement officers at protests and they will step up security measures to protect them. Newsom said authorities in California are closely monitoring violent extremist organizations. “In California and across the country, there are indications that violent actors may be attempting to use these protests for their own agendas," he said. “To those who seek to exploit Californians’ pain to sow chaos and destruction, you are not welcome.” The protest in downtown Oakland began peacefully but spiraled into chaos late into the night. Some demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and threw objects at officers. Police said 13 officers were injured. The federal building's glass doors were smashed and the front entrance was sprayed with anti-police graffiti. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein condemned the violence. “We have to know right from wrong and not use the terrible tragedy in Minneapolis to perpetrate more violence." she said “There’s never an excuse to shoot and kill a security guard, destroy businesses or injure innocent people." https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/federal-officer-killed-guarding-courthouse-near-protest-1
  3. 2 Capitol Police officers in hospital after Harrisburg protest, mayor says by CBS 21 News Saturday, May 30th 2020 AA WHP HARRISBURG, Pa. — Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said Saturday in a tweet that two Capitol Police officers are in the hospital and several patrol cars were "badly damaged by bricks" after George Floyd protests at the Capitol turned violent. This video shows police not allowing traffic into Harrisburg on the Harvey Taylor Bridge this afternoon. The bridge has since reopened. Harvey Taylor bridge Harvey Taylor bridge ------------------------- What started off as a peaceful protest in Harrisburg has become an ugly clash between police and protesters. The rally began peacefully on the steps of the Capitol in Harrisburg, at noon on Saturday. Protesters chanted slogans of “I can’t breathe” and "we are one" as Harrisburg police stayed mostly out of view. The crowd marched down the middle of the street for several blocks and circled back. Police showed up in riot gear after tensions escalated. Video below shows police moving toward the capitol steps, pushing people back. Some began throwing items such as water bottles directly at the officers. Stay with CBS21 as we continue to follow this breaking story. SEE VIDEOS ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/police-presence-in-harrisburg-escalates-as-protesters-march-against-traffic
  4. State Police Issue Unemployment Scam Alert May 30, 2020 12:24 am· Author: Joanne Bauer HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A new scam has been reported from area residents involving unemployment checks. The scam appears to be an elaborate, multi-state scheme to steal people’s identities, fraudulently file for unemployment programs, and then route the money to the suspects’ own bank accounts, intercept paper checks or deceive unknowing recipients into turning them over, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The perpetrators are targeting the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance which offers benefits to individuals who would not normally be eligible for unemployment. An estimated 53,000 to 58,000 Pennsylvanians may have been affected by the scam, according to a ranking member of the House Labor and Industry Committee. Pennsylvania residents first started reporting receiving the checks over the Memorial Day weekend. If you receive a check that you believe is part of this scam, return it to: Department of Treasury Comptroller’s Office Attn: Mark Accorsi Room 113, Finance Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Police say cashing an unemployment check that is not a legitimate claim is fraudulent and repayment would be required. In any incident, when an individual believe their banking or personal information has been compromised, it is advisable to a credit report, contact banking and credit card companies, and closely monitor transactions.
  5. Mother of Toddler Who Fell From Second Story Window Waives Hearing May 30, 2020 12:29 am· Author: Aly Delp JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Brockway woman waived her hearing on Tuesday on felony charges stemming from her two-year-old son falling out of a second-story window while under her care. Court documents indicate the following charges against 31-year-old Madison Joy Williams were waived for court on Tuesday, May 26: – Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 1 – Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 2 (two counts) – Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3 – Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts) The charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas. Williams remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $35,000.00 monetary bail. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in early February. Details of the case: According to a criminal complaint, on February 7, Madison Joy Williams was at her residence with her two children, a two-year-old and a six-year-old. Williams was alone with the children, the complaint notes. Later that day, the two-year-old child fell out of a window of the second-story apartment, according to the complaint. The complaint notes both children were allowed to play at the window unattended and unsupervised. Police spoke to a downstairs neighbor, who reported that earlier that day, she had observed the two-year-old child at the window upstairs with the window open and the screen lifted enough for him to stick his arms and legs out of the window. The neighbor reported she yelled from outside, trying to get the attention of someone inside the upstairs apartment, and after a few minutes, the six-year-old child came to the window, and the neighbor told him to get away from the window and get his mother. The neighbor said she then went to the door of the apartment and “banged and banged on it,” but no one ever came to the door. She also told police this was common, as she had knocked on the door in the past when she was concerned about the children, and no one had come to the door. She also noted she has had to call the landlord about the residents leaving the children unattended. The neighbor reported that she then had to leave for work, but also noted that in the morning, there was nothing on the ground outside, but later in the day, she observed toys, broken eggs, and boy’s underwear on the ground below the window where the child fell out. She also told police she often keeps an “eye out” for the six-year-old, because he is “constantly outside running around unattended” and said a local daycare has voluntarily taken him into their facility over concern at least twice. She also stated the entire time she was there, another neighbor was with her, the complaint indicates. The second neighbor was also interviewed. She reported that while she was outside with the first neighbor, she observed the two-year-old child sticking his head out of the window. Police also spoke to an employee of a nearby daycare center. According to the complaint, the employee noted she had seen the six-year-old child outside in the cold throughout January into February and had started letting him come inside the daycare to get warm. She said she had let him in on no less than 15 occasions and had sent a letter home to his mother but didn’t think the letter was even taken out of his backpack. She also noted she had never seen an adult at his house, although it was not a safe environment for him to cross the street to get on his bus unsupervised. The complaint states at 3:39 p.m. on February 7, Madison Williams placed a 9-1-1 call reporting that a child fell from a second-story window. Dusan Ambulance responded to the call and transported the child from the residence on Broad Street to Penn Highlands DuBois where he was examined and placed in critical condition due to the nature of the incident, then upgraded to stable condition. He was then transferred to Children’s hospital in Pittsburgh. The complaint states the child fell ten to twelve feet from the window to the ground and suffered a laceration to his head. The six-year-old child was interviewed regarding the incident and reported he saw his brother fall out of the window and tried to save him, but it was too late. He went on to say the younger child had been throwing toys out of the window when he had slipped and fallen. The complaint notes both children were left unattended and unsupervised over a period of hours where the two-year-old was able to throw multiple items out of the second-story window, while Williams, who was at home at the time, did not stop the child from playing at the window and left the child there, creating a substantial risk for serious bodily injury. Williams was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.
  6. Reported accident (motorcycle) on Kriner Rd. off Salem Rd. Salem area - Brady Twp. Time 7:21 PM. St.30 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. LZ at Helicopter pad at hospital.
  7. 'Silent epidemic': Obituary of mom, 28, shines light on suicide, mental health Chaylie Holmgren's mom did not want anyone else to suffer like she had after her daughter died of suicide at age 28. May 29, 2020, 6:34 AM PDT / Source: TODAY By Meghan Holohan This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources. When Mindi Hoggan’s daughter Chaylie Holmgren, 28, died by suicide on May 17, Hoggan knew she didn’t want an obituary that said her daughter died suddenly. Instead, she wanted something that honored Holmgren and raised awareness about mental health. “If there’s even one person that I can reach so that (their loved ones) don’t have to feel how I feel, then I’ve done my job,” Hoggan of Logan, Utah, told TODAY. “Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. I don't want people who are suffering to feel ashamed to ask for help.” Chaylie Holmgren was very close to her brothers Braeden and Jaxton and even worked with her younger brother at a salon in Logan, Utah. Courtesy the family of Chaylie Holmgren With the help of her cousin, Lisa B. McKinney, Hoggan wrote a moving and unvarnished tribute about her daughter and suicide. “This silent epidemic is catastrophic. If talking about it, exposing it, shouting it from the rooftops, will help even one person find a way to talk about their pain, a difference can and must be made,” the obituary reads. “Show kindness, an openness to talk, and more importantly to listen, to see, to hear without judgement. If only to save one family from the pain and anguish of losing a loved one through bringing awareness to this tragic and senseless loss of life, then our beloved Chaylie’s death will not be in vain … we cannot afford to lose another light.” Related HEALTH & WELLNESS Get a mammogram, always say 'I love you': Woman's poignant obituary offers life advice Mental health experts applauded Hoggan’s message. “This family should be saluted for their courageous approach to this epidemic,” Dr. Ken Duckworth, chief medical officer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, told TODAY, adding that death by suicide has increased steadily every year since the 1990s. “It is a real positive to say the truth. The more light you let into the room, the less toxic it is likely to be. This is part of the human experience: despair, perfectionism, mental health, vulnerability.” Mindi Hoggan (pictured on the right) wanted daughter Chaylie Holmgren's (left) obituary to talk candidly about mental health and her daughter's death by suicide. Courtesy the family of Chaylie Holmgren Being open about mental illness helps normalize it, encouraging others to feel more comfortable speaking about it — and hopefully getting help, experts said. “It was a very powerful read," Dr. Jack Rozel, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, told TODAY. “Acknowledging the illness that they died from and their manner of their death in a way that respects their life calls out the clinical issues and does so in a way that is compassionate and transparent as they did, takes some skill.” Sister of ER doctor who died by suicide: She ‘couldn’t help enough people’ APRIL 30, 202008 Holmgren had obsessive compulsive disorder and struggled with perfectionism. She went to counseling and took medication to manage her health. Few people knew what she was dealing with, seeing only the “vivacious” put-together young mother who made an impact on everyone she met, her family noted. When Holmgren laughed, it was hard not to join her. She loved dancing and gymnastics and volunteered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Often, she traveled to conventions focused on women’s empowerment. When someone moved to the neighborhood, she welcomed them immediately. “She was always the first person to make friends with someone,” Hoggan said. “She had the best personality and the funniest laugh and the most beautiful smile you’ve ever seen.” Chaylie Holmgren always looked happy and befriended everyone. The young mom of three appeared to be put together. Few understood that she struggled with her mental health. Courtesy the family of Chaylie Holmgren She worked as a manager at a local salon, but she truly enjoyed being a mom to her three children, daughter Londyn, 10, and sons Braykin, 6, and Brixton, 2. “She was a young mother. She had her first child at 17,” Hoggan said. “She just really took to that. She was such a good mom and she had to grow up quickly.” Holmgren was determined, fearless and outgoing. While her mom knew that she sometimes struggled, Holmgren rarely asked for help. Often, people found themselves talking with her about their problems. “She was a very good confidant,” Hoggan said. “I didn’t realize how many lives that she had touched until this happened.” The week before she died, the family enjoyed a fun Mother’s Day, laughing and playing volleyball. “She’s my only daughter and we were very, very close,” Hoggan said. “We don’t realize that the prettiest girl you know, that you might think has everything, that maybe that girl is suffering." Chaylie Holmgren's father owns a cattle ranch and she loved visiting to help out with the cows. Courtesy the family of Chaylie Holmgren Rozel said another important message shared in the obituary is how much the family adored all of Holmgren and felt no shame about her mental health. “The unequivocal statement of love and support for all people with … mental illness is an important statement. The reality is there is discrimination and stigma,” he said. “Part of breaking down the stigma is the transparency of people with lived experience with mental illnesses and suicidal behaviors or suicidal loss being out in the public.” Knowing how to talk with a loved one who has expressed suicidal thoughts or wanting to die can be tough, he said, but bringing up suicidal thoughts won’t cause people to try it. For those wondering what to say #BeThe1To provides helpful tips. “Shame is one of the things that can make it really tough for people to talk about feeling suicidal or to ask other people about feeling suicidal. But it needs to be OK to ask and it needs to be OK to express that,” Rozel said. “Listening compassionately without judgement helps people express their emotions and helps people feel safe and cared for.” Chaylie Holmgren loved being a mother to her three children and was a natural at it, her family said.Courtesy the family of Chaylie Holmgren Hoggan is stunned by the messages she’s received from strangers sharing their own experiences about loved ones dying of suicide. She said that helps her. “It’s actually comforting. I hate to hear that there are others,” she said. “Hearing from people actually makes me feel like what I tried to do is working.” SEE RELATED VIDEO ; https://www.today.com/health/chaylie-holmgren-s-obituary-shines-light-death-suicide-t182691?cid=referral_taboolafeed
  8. Man Who Broke Into Woman’s House, Resisted Arrest Waives Hearing May 30, 2020 12:28 am· Author: Aly Delp SYKESVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Sykesville man waived his hearing on Friday on charges for burglary and resisting arrest following a break-in that occurred last month. According to court documents, the following charges against 39-year-old Daniel Earl Brantley Jr. were waived for court on Friday, May 29: – Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2 – Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce, Misdemeanor 2 – Obstruct Administration of Law/Other Government Function, Misdemeanor 2 – Criminal Mischief/Damage Property Intentional, Reckless, Or Negligent, Summary – Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting, Summary – Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary The charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas. Brantley remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $40,000.00 monetary bail. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Sykesville Borough in late April. Details of the case: According to a criminal complaint, around 7:32 p.m. on April 30, Sykesville Borough Police were dispatched to a residence on North Park Street. At the residence, Officer Campbell observed broken glass from the front door on the walkway leading to the residence. While Officer Campbell was approaching the residence, Daniel Earl Brantley Jr. exited it “head first” through the closed door that had the glass broken out of it. Brantley then stood up, looked at Officer Campbell, and yelled: “We have to get to the helicopter.” Officer Campbell asked Brantley to turn around to have his hands secured for his own safety. Brantley gave Officer Campbell his right hand, and it was secured in a handcuff, but when Officer Campbell asked for his other hand, Brantley attempted to run away, and said “We need to go,” the complaint states. Officer Campbell repeatedly told Brantley to stop resisting, and Brantley reportedly continued to try to pull away. Officer Campbell then took him to the ground and got his hands cuffed in front of his body, the complaint continues. When Officer Campbell attempted to move Brantley to his patrol vehicle, Brantley began to resist again, so Officer Campbell kept him on the ground until backup arrived at the scene, according to the complaint. When Pennsylvania State Police and Reynoldsville Borough Police arrived, Brantley was then handcuffed in the back of his body and had zip-tie cuffs placed on his legs to keep him under control. The complaint notes that while the state troopers were switching Brantley’s handcuffs from the front to the back, Brantley had a taser used on him, but it did not seem to affect him. An ambulance then arrived at the scene, and Brantley was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois Emergency Room where he was secured by officers and hospital staff. Officer Campbell then spoke with the know female victim at the scene. The victim reported that Brantley broke the glass on her back door and crawled through the hole to gain entry to her residence. When she asked him what he was doing, he did not respond and just walked past her. She noted when he walked past her, he brushed against her, and she felt that he was sweaty and clammy. She reported he then went upstairs for a few minutes, then came back downstairs and walked to the front door, where he broke the glass in the door and jumped through the hold to exit the residence, according to the complaint. The estimated amount of damage to the doors was $385.38. Brantley was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 3:15 p.m. on May 6. Court documents indicate Brandley also waived a hearing on Friday on disorderly conduct, harassment, and related charges from an incident that occurred on March 27.
  9. 2-month-old stabbed in head with screwdriver as parents fought, sheriff says Police: 2-month-old stabbed in head with screwdriver 2-Month-Old By: WSOCTV.com Updated: May 29, 2020 - 8:14 PM WILSON, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff’s office said a 2-month-old is in the hospital with a skull fracture after being stabbed in the head with a screwdriver during a fight between the baby’s parents. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were sent to a home early Wednesday after a 911 call indicated an infant was bleeding, according to the Wilson Times. Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Wanda Samuel said Eusebio Munoz Jr. was holding the 2-month-old when 21-year-old Angel Marie Webb attempted to stab the man with a screwdriver and hit the infant in the head instead. Both parents are charged in the incident. Sheriff’s Office said Eusebio Munoz Jr. was holding the 2-month-old when 21-year-old Angel Marie Webb attempted to stab him with a screwdriver and hit the infant in the head instead. (WSOCTV.com/WSOCTV.com) SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending/2-month-old-stabbed-head-with-screwdriver-parents-fought-sheriff-says/3VIUS777ABFPNOQOVGYCV22YUU/
  10. Sigel Volunteer Fire Department 48 mins · Busy evening as Station 19 operated on Fire Box 19B for 2 separate incidents at the same address. The first was an odor of smoke investigation after a nearby lightning strike at the Evergreen Cabins Camp store and office complex. A thorough search of that building found no issues. The 2nd call was just as crews were heading home from the 1st call. Another close lightning strike caused a power surge and ultimately started a fire in an electrical outlet which caused heavy interior damage to a cabin at Evergreen. Thank you to Brookville, Pinecreek Township, Corsica and Farminton Township Fire departments and JCEMS for assisting us today.
  11. TWO BROOKVILLE MEN ARRESTED FOR THEFT Punxsutawney, PA / WPXZ 104.1 FM May 29, 2020 09:57 am The Pennsylvania State Police based in Punxsutawney arrested two men from Brookville in connection to a theft in Beaver Township of Jefferson County that was reported last week. May 21st between 4 and 5 pm, Pennsylvania State Police say the incident happened on Heathville Ohl Road when 18-year-old Brayden Blankley and 19-year-old Luke Cieleski allegedly trespassed on the property of a 38-year-old man from Corsica and removed a $250 trail camera. Charges will be filled through the Magisterial District Judge.
  12. PSP, PennDOT Highlight Traffic Safety as Pennsylvania Continues Phased Reopening May 29, 2020 12:25 am· Author: Lexis Twentier HARRISBURG, Pa. – As counties move into the yellow phase of reopening and “Stay at Home Orders” are adjusted, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind drivers that traffic safety must be top of mind when behind the wheel. “While social distancing is still encouraged, when you do travel please drive safely,” said Acting PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “We urge all Pennsylvanians to always wear their seat belts, adhere to speed limits, and never drive impaired or distracted.” The agencies are partnering with municipal police departments and other state and local safety organizations as part of a statewide “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement and education initiative from May 18 through June 14, 2020. The national enforcement effort has been postponed to November 2020 due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Pennsylvania law requires all occupants younger than 18 to wear a seat belt when riding in a vehicle, as well as every driver and front-seat passenger. Children under the age of two must be secured in a rear-facing car seat, and children under the age of four must be restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children must ride in a booster seat until their eighth birthday. As we move toward Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer driving period, we encourage Pennsylvanians to “Know Before You Go” by checking the “Holiday Interstate Lane Restrictions” page at www.511PA.com before planning upcoming travel. The public can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles in Pennsylvania by visiting www.511PA.com. The service, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras. Motorists can also see active construction projects at www.511PA.com. According to state police data, the number of crashes and DUI arrests have fallen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic that has kept more people at home and off the roads, but officials caution that those rates could creep back up as restrictions are lifted during the summer months. “Even though we are all traveling less often, we still have the responsibility to do our part to keep Pennsylvania’s roads safe,” said Major Bruce Williams, director of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Patrol. “The first step toward safer roads is a commitment to wearing a seat belt and zero tolerance for impaired or distracted driving.” Nationally, many states have reported alarming speed increases with the lower traffic volumes during “Stay at Home Orders.” PennDOT and PSP urge drivers to always follow the speed limit and drive safe. Buckle up for every trip, designate a sober driver, and never drive distracted. PennDOT data shows that total traffic fatalities decreased to 1,059 in 2019, a new record low, from 1,190 in 2018. According to national data, over 90 percent of crashes are caused by driver behavior. For this reason, PennDOT focuses on data trends to drive enforcement and education improvements and invests approximately $18 million annually in federal grant funds statewide to support these behavioral safety programs. For more information on highway safety, visit www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.
  13. The Five Types of Drivers on the Road Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 by Gant Team in A & E, Explore Jefferson Just as there are many different kinds of people in the world, there are many different types of drivers on the road. Here are three common types you’ll find. A big reason roadways are so unpredictable is because drivers differ so much from one another. Drivers’ personalities dictate their behind-the-wheel decision-making, which differs from that of the driver one lane over. You must understand these differences for your own driving safety—here are the five types of drivers on the road to help you gain a clearer picture. Miss Oblivious First up, Miss Oblivious. An oblivious driver often misses lane indicators, speed limit changes, exit signs, and more. In general, they lose focus on the road during important times—though they won’t admit they do. These drivers often merge lanes late, garner the attention of nearby police, and have to take a detour to make up for their mistakes. They get caught up in a conversation and lose track of what’s happening on the road. Mr. Defer to Others Next, Mr. Defer to Others allows lets others merge into his lane, much to the chagrin of those behind him. These drivers prioritize peace over timeliness and don’t want to cause a problem. They may even allow someone the right of way when it’s clearly their own. While they tend to hold up traffic a bit, these drivers are extremely safe. Madame Gain-Every-Inch Meanwhile, Madame Gain-Every-Inch blazes in and out of traffic, cutting people off every few minutes with great self-confidence. These drivers prioritize their own time above others’ but also are ready to speed up and break up a traffic jam at a moment’s notice and have great awareness of how much space their car takes up. They often weave through lanes looking for the fastest one; however, they don’t often save much time in doing so. Sir Driving Paralysis Sir Driving Paralysis differs from Madame Gain-Every-Inch in almost every way. These drivers drive with great anxiety, always fearful of making a mistake. They focus intently but are actually less safe than others. The reason? They can’t decide how to react in an emergency and end up doing nothing. Their fear compromises their evasive maneuvering, though there are ways for them to conquer this driving fear. Mrs. Well-Versed The last in our cast of the five types of drivers on the road is Mrs. Well-Versed. These drivers were born to drive safely and react appropriately, though it’s more accurate to say they get this way through years of practice. They and their loved ones trust their driving intuitions and often ask them to drive. Though they end up spending more time in the driver’s seat than the average person, they also tend to enjoy driving more than others.
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