The Instigator
kaileym
Con (against)
Losing
5 Points
The Contender
lannan13
Pro (for)
Winning
18 Points

Phones

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after 5 votes the winner is...
lannan13
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/10/2012 Category: Technology
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,013 times Debate No: 28043
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (1)
Votes (5)

 

kaileym

Con

Should phones be able to be used while driving a vehicle? Why or why not?
lannan13

Pro

People should use cell phones for various reason.

1. Cell Phone calls
People can get important cell phone calls while driving. You also have over the road truck drivers who need to use their cell phones to make a call to their loved ones. You also the inciddents like oh hey there is a rape going on over there and I need to call 911 to save this girl.

2. Awareness
Cell phones keep people aware of what's going on during the night and helps keep them awake.

3. GPS
People need to use the GPS on their phones to help get them places and this is important to get people to get where they need to be.
Debate Round No. 1
kaileym

Con

Cell phones cause people to die. Family members lose their own children, own siblings or parents. They have to go their rest of their life with out those people. Yes phones do need to be used during emergencies, that's ok. But it's not right to text and drive or use your phone just to call someone. If you look down for a split second to read a text message, in that split second a little kid can come running out from behind a car because his ball went in the street. Then next thing you know your sitting in a jail cell for murder. And that family lost their precious little five year old. If your texting and looking down and back up every other second and the next second you look up there is a car in a dead stop on the high way and you don't have enough reaction time to swerve, to you re end them and kill a full car that has the whole family in it. You are responsible for all the deaths of the family and your in jail for just that one message. So therefore texting and calling while operating a vehicle Is not right.
lannan13

Pro

My opponet drops all my arguements so please extend them across.

My opponet brings up texting and driving is a reason cell phones can't be aloud in cars, but Con fails to see the fact that inorder to text you could wait until you're at a red light or you could just pull over and shoot a text message. Con is just taking the extreems of cell phones and bringing them up. So as I have proven cell phones are a good thing, please vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 2
kaileym

Con

kaileym forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

All points extended.
Debate Round No. 3
kaileym

Con

kaileym forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

All points extended.
Debate Round No. 4
kaileym

Con

kaileym forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

All points extended vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by DReeeed 4 years ago
DReeeed
Phones are one of the number one distractions and one of the major reasons for wrecks. People don;t think they can live without checking facebook, twitter, etc. every five minutes
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had poor grammar, and no sides had sources. Conduct and convinving arguments go to Por because of FF.
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Reasons for voting decision: F.F. & counter Firewolfman. If he explains or changes, please let me know.
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