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May 05, 2017
Session 19 Blog

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First, watch this short news clip about a deadly crash that occured in Kewaskum, Wisconsin during the summer of 2014.  

Next, write a 5-7 sentence comment based on the following questions. Make sure you use proper spelling and grammar to create a clear and concise response. Also make sure to abide by the rules of the blog. Remember, when you are done leaving your comment to close this tab to return back to the session page.

  • The teens lost control of their car.  What do you believe might have been reasons other than the weather that could have contributed to this?
  • What does "reasonable and prudent speed" mean?
  • Do you think the lack of driving experience may have played a role in this crash?
  • This crash happened at 8:30 am.  Is that significant?


5 Comments

On June 10, 2018 Johanna Marie Mejias said...

Aside from weather, another reason why the teens lost control of their car could have been distracted driving. They could have been playing music too loud, on their phones, or talking to each other and not paying attention. A "reasonable and prudent speed" means a speed that is the most optimal for the current conditions of the road; slower when roads are wet/slippery. Lack of driving experience could have played a factor in this crash. New drivers often have trouble dealing with harsh weather conditions for the first few times. Since the crash was at 8:30 am, the driver could have still been tired and in the process of waking up which would affect his awareness and ability to drive.

On June 10, 2018 Neve Dole said...

Reasons other than weather could be: speeding, drinking(in the morning), not fully awake- b/c it's early in the morning, the driver could have been distracted by something/someone, or they didn't read the signs carefully enough. Relating to driving, reasonable means that if conditions of the weather, or road permit you from going a certain speed, than go a safer speed. Prudent, relating to driving, means that you are aware of how you're driving and how it may impact you and people who care about you later. I believe it could have had a possibility because if the morning conditions of the roads weren't ideal, the driver wouldn't know how to properly handle a situation like that one. Having been at 8:30 in the morning, the driver's awareness might not have been great. It's early in the morning for a teen, so their focus might not have been 100% either.

On June 07, 2018 Jim Bucher said...

The weather conditions may not have been the only factor in the crash. They were probably traveling at the posted speed limit, which was too fast for the situation. They also might not have been paying attention to the road. Reasonable and prudent speed means adjusting to the conditions of the road. The lack of driving experience might have been a factor as well, because they might not have driven in rain many times before. The time could be significant because it was early in the morning so it would have been dark, and they would have been not fully alert.

On June 07, 2018 Logan Leonhard said...

Well I think some factors that could have played into this was that it was early and the teens could of been tired as they where driving and they said they where swerving so they could of been a little hungover from maybe a party the nigh before. I Think "Reasonable and Prudent speed" means that you should go whatever speed is safest for you and also on the conditions of the road. Yes the lack of driving experience defiantly played a role in this one because the probably weren't the best at driving in the rain and the tire going around the turn slid out and lost control. Driving at 8:30 could of meant they where tired and the rain so yes that was significant.

On June 04, 2018 Lily Henschel said...

I think that there definitely could have been more reasons for the crash. The two teenage boys could have been goofing around and the passenger could have been distracting the driver. They also could have been going above the speed limit even though there were bad weather conditions. "Reasonable and prudent" means that you were driving an understandable speed, factoring in the weather conditions. A lack of driving experience could have been a factor because the weather was so bad. The teenager could have not known how to react in that situation. I don't think that the time 8:30 am. was very significant because it was over the summer. They could have been driving home or driving to work.




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