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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?


5 Comments

On February 15, 2018 Natalie Hartzheim said...

Though I believe that the weather had a great impact on the crash, I also believe that the teens could have been tired or unfocused while driving. Driving at a reasonable and prudent speed means that you should drive at the posted speed limit, or even below it if road conditions are bad, but you should never drive over it. I think a lack of experience may have played a role in this crash because if the teens were more experienced they may have been able to control and handle the situation they were in a little bit better. I think that because the crash happened at 8:30am it might have caused the teens to be more tired which would lead them to be unfocused on the road.

On February 14, 2018 Evan Miller said...

There could be multiple reasons why they could have lost control of the car. Such as, they could have been speeding, they could have been distracted, and they could have been tired, but we will never know. I think that in this case the weather was the leading reason of the crash.I think that reasonable and prudent driving means that if you know that the weather conditions are bad you should slow down to a reasonable speed, in which you aren't putting your life or anyone else's life in danger. I think that the lack of driving experience did play a role because I think that if they were older and had more driving experience they would have known to be more careful on the roads, especially when it's down pouring out. I think that the time of the crash was very important because they could have been tired and even worse this is a busy time of the day and it could have resulted in an even worse crash.

On February 11, 2018 Hannah Ott said...

This tragic accident happened not only because of the weather but I believe that the unawareness of the situation ahead of them was another cause of this crash. They were approaching a curve and could have been driving over the speed limit. A reasonable and prudent speed limit means that you should not go over the speed limit posted and if the weather conditions are bad, then go at a speed to were you can still control your vehicle. I believe that the lack of experience did play a role in this crash because when you are a new driver, you could not know how to handle the situation or know what to do when something like that happens. The fact that the teens were driving at eight thirty was also a factor that influenced this crash. It was probably still dark or foggy outside and due to the rain, hard to see. The teens could have also been tired and unable to process things at there usual pace.

On February 10, 2018 Bram Navsaria said...

I believe that the weather had a large impact on this accident. However when you take into account slippery roads you should be driving slower so the teens were most likely also speeding or going to fast for the road conditions. Reasonable and prudent speed means driving at the speed that the conditions that the current weather permits. The lack of driving experience also was a factor because more experienced drivers would more likely be able to deal with the road conditions. The crash happening at 8:30 am could be significant because often people have only just woken up so they are still tired.

On February 09, 2018 Lily Behrendt said...

Other than the weather that was a factor of this crash, the drivers could have been distracted by passengers or playing their music loud. Driving at a "reasonable and prudent speed" means that instead of driving the posted speed limit, you should adjust your speed, making it safer to drive under the weather conditions. Driving experience might have played a role in this because maybe they didn't know how to adjust to these conditions and with more experience, they would have slowed down and been extra aware of their surroundings. The time of day this occurred in was not significant but the fact that they could have been tired or late might have been a factor to this crash.




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