Seatbelt and helmet laws should be abolished.
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The purpose of any laws is to protect their citizens. My opponent stated that people should have the right to take as many chances as thye want. But to what extend. So they can take the chance of dropping a nucluer bomb, starting a world war 3. The truth is there needs to be limits and regulations in order to have a society. Secondly what if the person is crazy or mentaly retarded. You are letting them use their own discretion in real life situations. It is like letting a viscous dog go and say, "do what you want", we need to put a leash so to speak on the citizens.
Thirdly, my opponents last sentence states, "do what is best for you". Me and my opponent can both agree that it is safer to wear a seatbelt and a helmet. So the person does not know what is best for him.
And wearing the seatbelt is not a right, but it is the smart thing to do in order to guarntee saftey
Contention 1: The point of laws is to protect their citizens
We need to make the seatbelt law because it is protecting the citizens thus the government is fuffiling their job or duty. If they did not
Contention 2: Wearing helmets are safer
1 in 8 of the cyclists with reported injuries had a brain injury.
Two-thirds of the deaths here are from traumatic brain injury. http://www.bhsi.org...
These facts prove that many accidents occur to the head, with a helmet. Imagine how much more injury and DEATH there would be if they did not wear helmets
Contention 3: Kerry Doughtery stated that seatbelts save lives. http://hamptonroads.com...
Page 20 of Virginia's drivers manual states Wearing a seatbelt can double your chance of survival during a crash.
Secondly, your children will get a negative influence by seeing that you do not wear a seatbelt, as I said wearing a seatbelt doubles your chances of survival, well dont you want what is best for your children? If you do you will wear a seatbelt.
Example:At 2:30 a.m. on June 27, a 21-year-old woman crashed and died on Elbow Road in Virginia Beach. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Her death is tragic. Yet we all know there isn't a 21-year-old in America who hasn't been told thousands of times to wear a seat belt. Surely she knew about Virginia's seat-belt law, too. Why she wasn't wearing hers is a mystery.
It's easy to blame government when bad things happen. It's tougher to acknowledge that when drivers get into their cars, they make choices.
Bad choices - such as not buckling up - can have disastrous results.
Reasons to vote neg:
-Wearing your seatbelt greatly increases your chance of survival during a crash
-Most bikers die because of head injury WHILE WEARING A HELMET imagine what would hapen without one
-The government's job is to protect their citizens
Thank you, vote neg because wearing your seatbelt and helmet increases the number of lives
And look to my previous example that wearing a seatbelt will double your chance of survival when in a crash
Thank you vote NEG because we must protect our citizens
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Vote Placed by MrMarkP37 7 years ago
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