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StuCo101
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Yraelz
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Abolish Jaywalking laws

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Yraelz
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/15/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,571 times Debate No: 5411
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StuCo101

Con

I will let my opponent make the first argument in this debate
Yraelz

Pro

Hahaha, alright then. Thank you my opponent for debating me, I hope your arguments are well thought out.

Let's take a look at this issue as it stands now.

Jaywalking laws should be abolished for two reasons.

1. No one actually pays attention to Jaywalking laws in the status quo. They are a waste of time and don't actually do anything. In fact law enforcement often times won't even bother stopping someone for Jaywalking.

2. Abolishing Jaywalking laws would also mean the lack of necessity for cross walks. This would actually be a good thing. Right now people assume that a cross walk is a 100% fail proof way to cross the street. I've seen people of all ages simply strut across without looking either way. So I ask you, what happens when a cars breaks fail? Drunk driver? Or the driver just flat out doesn't see the person. That person that didn't bother looking because they figured the crosswalk was 100% safe gets nailed.

If we are simply allowed to cross the street anywhere then there will be no need for crosswalks to designate where we should cross. This will remind people that they need to pay attention when crossing the street by getting rid of the apparent "fail safe" zone between the two white lines. This impact saves lives and is the greatest impact in todays round.
Debate Round No. 1
StuCo101

Con

StuCo101 forfeited this round.
Yraelz

Pro

My opponent drops all arguments and thereby forfeits the round. Please pull all my points through. Vote Pro!
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
By "customer support", I meant Nate. Unfortunately, we still don't have mods to clean up this site.
Posted by beem0r 8 years ago
beem0r
Yeah, especially in a 2-round debate, not presenting arguments in round 1 is foolish.
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
Wait what? Did we get mods or something?

And PoeJoe's right... especially if your debate is only two rounds.
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
*below
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
Customer support are Nazis. I wouldn't be surprised if the comment bellow is deleted.

But seriously, make an argument if you want to instigate a debate. Otherwise, it's like you are forfeiting a round.
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
Are... you... f--king... kidding... me?
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