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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 February 15, 2019 Jaedyn Hill said...

I think the weather was a very big factor in the crash. That being said I believe the lack of experience might have also been a large factor. Distracted driving, like cell phones or loud music, also could have caused the crash. “Reasonable and prudent speed” means a speed that is permitted by the weather. Like I said before lack of experience definitely could have played a big role. Driving in the rain isn’t exactly ideal when it comes to first months of driving. The time could also be significant. They could’ve been tired, maybe eating breakfast, or talking about homework, becoming distracted.

On February 13, 2019 Turner Noll said...

Even though I believe that the weather was the main reason this accident occurred, there was most likely other factors, the teens were probably having a conversation that could of distracted the driver, or the music was too loud also causing a distraction for the driver. reasonable and prudent speed is basically saying you need to know the conditions of the road and you shouldn't drive over the speed limit. I think lack of driving played a role in this, since it was pouring out the teenage driver may have not been use to those conditions, he may have not known to lower his speed if he started to hydroplane, or he may have braked and lost control of the vehicle. I think the time made a difference because the driver may have been tired, so he lacked the judgement skills needed during the situation.

On February 11, 2019 Nicholas Bongard said...

I believe that the weather was likely a major cause of the crash, but there were other factors as well. The boys were likely talking to each other or listening to music, causing the driver to pay less attention to the road."Reasonable and prudent speed" means that they should still use their judgement when driving, and not go exactly the speed limit all of the time. For example, in bad weather, you should not be going the full speed of the speed limit as it is dangerous, and you should be using your best judgement to drive safely. I think that the lack of driving experience could have played a role as they might not have known how to properly drive safely in heavy rain. The fact that the crash happened at 8:30 is significant as that is early and they were most likely tired.

On February 11, 2019 Logan Castaneda said...

In my opinion, I think that even though the weather was major factor, There were most likely other factors. One factor that most likely could have been was sleep deprivation and these were two high-schoolers that were driving at 8:30 am. Reasonable and Prudent speed means that given certain conditions, for example rain, you must go slower than the speed limit. I think that lack of driving experience may have played a role as an experienced driver would go extra slow under those conditions. The crash happening at 8:30 am is evidence that can suggest that sleep deprivation if the driver was a factor in the crash.

On February 08, 2019 Katelyn Roblee said...

While the weather was very likely the fatal factor in the crash, there were probably other distractions that caused the teens harm as well, such as having their radio on or one or both being on their phones, causing them to be less attentive to their driving and safety. "Reasonable and prudent speed" refers to the teens' speed while driving as being cautious considering the weather and based on preserving their safety. A lack of driving experience may have been a part of the teens losing control and crashing. As they had likely been controlling their speed and a much more experienced officer was also involved in the crash though, the loss of control cannot be solely attributed to inexperience. The time at which the crash occurred was early in the morning, so the lighting on the road through the rain was likely worse than it would have been if the sun was merely behind the clouds rather than sitting on the horizon.

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