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zona1711
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wierdman
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This house would make seatbelts mandatory in school buses

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/10/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 867 times Debate No: 17854
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zona1711

Pro

Hello first of all I would like my opponent to take this debate seriously if we do this debate maybe in the future we will be able to save children's life from death or injury wont that make you feel so happy these few words are part of my 1st argument all about safety wont you wanda be safe getting home or going to school oh if ou dont care about your safety but your parents care about you before they care about their own self im always saying care dont you now the meaning of care or safety that mean be cautious not just leave him saying he's always safe even today he'll be safe hey wait a min dont you no that we dont even no if something bad is coming or something good so always stay safe.
wierdman

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i look forward to your case.
Thank you for the subject.
Debate Round No. 1
zona1711

Pro

First of all thanks for accepting. What all my debate is about that wont you save people from going to hospitals or stop people from going to funerals if we dont have injurys or deaths wouldnt we be a hero now some children thing that wearing seatbelts its so babish no its not its a life saver like swiming is.
wierdman

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I agree with my opponent in terms of seatbelts been a life saver; however, i disagree that seatbelt should be mandatory in buses.
My opponent did not give me a scenerio where a seat bel\t was needed in a bus crash.
There is absolutely no need for seat belts in the bus. The school bus is the safest transportation means on ground, if this stat were to change then the United States government would have equipped the bus with safety mechanism 30 years ago or even as we speak.
"If it's something that made sense to everybody, we would have put them on all the buses 30 years ago," said Mike Martin, executive director of the National Association for Pupil Transportation, a group based in Albany, N.Y., that represents public school bus operators."
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by wierdman 5 years ago
wierdman
limited space.
cite for evidence:http://www.washingtonpost.com...
Posted by merciless 5 years ago
merciless
what exactly is your resolution?
Posted by wierdman 5 years ago
wierdman
grammar issues.
Posted by Ore_Ele 5 years ago
Ore_Ele
punctuation please.
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Vote Placed by Wallstreetatheist 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con quoted a supposed expert of busology. Pro used "injurys" instead of "injuries"
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro, that was the longest and discursive sentence that I have ever read in my life (so far). You lose points for spelling and grammar for that. Granted, neither side used arguments or sources, but Con wins by a slight technicality on terms of spelling and the source he provided in the comments page. "Hello first of all I would like my opponent to take this debate seriously" I wish you took this site seriously yourself, Pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: Dear god why did you do that to my eyes, Pro, WHY?
Vote Placed by 000ike 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro clearly did not make sense grammatically or argumentatively. Con however did not provide a good case either, it was as unsupported, short, and weak as his opponent. I was not convinced by pro for obvious reasons, but neither was I by Con. He asserted that the bus is the safest means of transportation so therefore there is no point in enforcing seatbelts. That argument was logically unsound. Therefore both contenders failed to convince me.Con had 1 source, Pro had 0. Another obvious decision