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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 October 02, 2018 Megan Eyerly said...

It's very important to pay attention to how fast you are driving especially in less than ideal weather conditions. The heavy rain probably played a big part in the reason the teens crashed. The teens could have been going to fast to be safe in such harsh conditions or could have been distracting to each other. A "reasonable and prudent speed" means adjusting your speed so that you can drive safely in whatever conditions you are in. A lack of experience in driving in bad weather could have definitely played a part in the crash. Since the crash happened at 8:30 am the students were possibly late for school which may have caused them to speed. They may also have been tired which could have greatly affected their ability to drive and pay attention.

On October 01, 2018 catelyn rice said...

The rain was the reason for the crash but there might have also been some distractions such as texting, music, or even just talking to each other. It was also 8:30 in the morning so they might have been tired or rushing somewhere. They were also inexperienced drivers, they might not have know just how much you have to slow down when its raining. They might not have been using a "reasonable and prudent speed" which means going slower in difficult weather.

On September 28, 2018 Neenah Stinson said...

There could have been more things involved such as loud music or cell phone usage. The fact that is was 8:30 a.m. may have had something to do with it. Also lack of experience. We do not know what time these students got up or went to bed the night before so we can not determine the mental awareness. Reasonable and prudent speeds should always be used when road conditions or weather are an issue. This means if there is an obstacle in your way such as construction, slow down. Also hail, snow, icy roads, and just simple rain mean you should slow down. These can interfere with brakes and potentially disrupt your vision through the windshield which can only lead to a terrible thing.

On September 25, 2018 Anna Seifert said...

I believe tat distracted driving and speeding may have been factors in the crash. They could have been distracted by a cellphone or they might have even been going the speed limit. but because of the weather conditions they were probably going way too fast. With more experience the diver might have known to slow down rather than going the speed limit. "reasonable and prudent" means that you should always use good judgment and not always go the max speed limit. The time of this crash was significant because the driver could have been tired early in the morning.

On September 16, 2018 Marly Reynolds said...

The weather conditions probably played a role in the crash but another possibility could have been distracted driving. The driver had his friends in the car and that could have distracted him. “Reasonable and prudent” speed means a speed that is good for that road and is safe. Lack of driving experience could have played a role in this because not all new drivers are used to driving in heavy rain conditions which can make it harder to see. The fact that this crash happened at 8:30am is significant because the teens were probably on their way to school and the driver could have been tired from homework or sports which would delay his reaction time.




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