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June 23, 2016
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 November 21, 2016 Zack campbell said...

besides weather , maybe the driver was on their cellphones maybe they were speeding road conditions . is a concept or standard in the law entailing a hypothetical person that acts in a manner society might expect of a normal, reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances . lack of experience played a role in the crash. Someone with more experience would have known to pay more attention and be more aware of the conditions. Someone with more experience.I think the time is significant because they could've been late for something and were hurrying to get there faster.

On November 21, 2016 Amanda Mlekoday said...

Besides the weather, the teen driver could have been distracted by the passenger of their phone. Driving at a "reasonable and prudent speed" means driving at a speed that is safe for the conditions you are driving in. The speed limit is not always the reasonable and prudent option. The lack of experience could have easily had an effect on the driving. If the driver was not used to driving in such bad weather conditions, it would have been extremely easy to lose control of the car. Given that it was 8:30 am when the crash occurred, the teen driver could have also been tired and unfocused because of the early time.

On November 21, 2016 Dagen Lusis said...

Besides the weather conditions, the teens might have been distracted as that is a common stigma regarding teen drivers. The distractions could include texting, distracting each other, or listening to the radio too loud. The meaning of safe and prudent speed is the weather conditions and speed that allows the driver to maintain complete control of their vehicle. The drivers lack of driving experience definitely could have played a factor in the accident. Although they were driving the speed limit, it was not good conditions because it was pouring outside. The teens should have been driving under speed limit due to the weather. The teens might have been speeding because they could have been late to school or another event, and were choosing speed over safety. In addition, a teenagers mind is not fully awake in the morning, so their mental state could have been decreased significantly. This could cause the student to not pay complete attention to the dangers of the current road situation.

On November 21, 2016 Noah McFarlin said...

While I believe the weather played a part in the crash, I think that there is a high chance that the driver may have been speeding or did not have control of the vehicle. This is due to the report of the officer who said that the other car was in the deputies lane when they crashed. A reasonable and prudent speed is to drive at a safe speed considering the weather and other road conditions of the given road. There is a good chance that the driver's inexperience played a part in the crash. Considering the weather would be a big factor in this crash and a new driver may not have driven in such a downpour before, I do believe the weather impacted the crash. I do believe the timing of the crash is significant. It was earlier in the morning at 8:30, and the driver may have had some morning grogginess or was not expecting other cars to be on the road. This would easily lead to the crash.

On November 21, 2016 Maddie Sutryk said...

Putting the weather conditions aside, another reason the car could've lost control is because the driver was distracted. They could've been using their phone or messing around with their friend. A reasonable and prudent speed is the speed that is necessary to keep full control of your vehicle in the circumstances you are under. I believe that lack of experience could have easily been related to this crash. The driver may have never drove in bad weather before and didn't know how to handle the conditions. Since the crash was at 8:30 am, the driver could have been tired still and not fully awake.

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