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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?


On August 08, 2017 Alyssa Biedenbender said...

I believe that another reason why they lost control of the car besides the weather was, that they could of thought they could made it through the turn without adjusting their speed. I think "reasonable and prudent speed" means staying under or at the posted speed limit depending on the conditions that you are driving in. The Lack of experience could have played a factor in the crash. The driver maybe didn't have that much experience of driving in that condition before. A crash can happen any time and any place seeing that the crash toke place in the morning maybe the driver was tired and not paying close attention to the road.

On August 07, 2017 Emma Penfield said...

Some other reasons for losing control of the car could be speeding around the curve, music or phones. I think that "reasonable and prudent speed" means the speed a driver can go at that fits the conditions of the road and weather conditions. I do think that the lack of experience played a role in this. Other drivers would have known how to drive in rain, whereas the boys may have not. I think that it is significant that it happened at 8:30, because the boys could have been tired and it was a downpour then.

On August 06, 2017 Makenna Kappler said...

Even thought it seems weather would have been a big factor in the crash, distracted driving could have played a part in the crash. "Reasonable and prudent speed" means that you are driving a safe speed, factoring in the weather conditions. A reasonable and prudent speed might be slower than the speed limit because it could be raining or snowing outside. A lack of driving experience in harsh weather conditions would have most likely played a role in this crash. The driver may have been tired or distracted because it was early in the morning. This might have caused him to become unfocused and loose control of the wheel.

On July 25, 2017 Claire Thomure said...

Besides the weather, a reason the teens may have lost control of their cars because of the speed that they were driving at. If they were driving above the speed limit (or faster than they should under the weather conditions), then they are at a much higher risk to lose control and crash. A lack of driving experience most likely also played a role in the crash. Inexperienced teen drivers have not dealt with all the situations they may find themselves in. Because the crash occurred early in the morning at 8:30am, the drivers may have been tired and not completely aware of their surroundings. A "reasonable and prudent speed" may be defined as a speed that best fits the situation at hand. Driving at a "reasonable and prudent" speed during a snowstorm may be slower than the "reasonable and prudent" speed when the road is dry and the weather is clear.

On July 25, 2017 Katelyn Mayer said...

I believe that there could be more than just weather conditions that caused the crash.Other things that could have played a part in the reason they crashed is they were going too fast and that they were distracted.I think that "reasonable and prudent speed" means to drive at a speed that is safest and best fits the kind of road and the conditions of the road. I think the lack of driving experience could have played a role in the crash.An inexperienced driver doesn't know how to handle a condition as well as a more experienced driver would.Crashes can happen at anytime during the day or at night, but with it being earlier in the day the driver could have been tired which could have had an impact on their focus on their driving and could have been a reason they crashed.

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