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this house would mandotory seatbelts on school buses

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Started: 8/10/2011 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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zona1711

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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.
Cobo

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I would like to thank my opponent for this challenge wonderful challenge today
I will begin by addressing my opponent's arguments

Definition of School Bus
"The primary vehicle used for student transport in North America, school buses are distinguished from other types of buses by design characteristics necessitated by federal and state/provincial regulations. Federal safety standards require school buses to be painted school bus yellow and equipped with specific warning and safety devices"[1]

Now to My opponents Arguments

1.Safety Argument

Buses were built for the transportation and safety of children.
There are already laws put in place as too what buses have on them to protect the children inside.
In fact every year the National Highway Traffic Safety organization releases a strict set of guidelines that bus drivers must follow (Or face severe consequences) [2]

Now to My Arguments against Seatbelts

1.Bus Transportation is the safest way to school

And excerpt from "Edmunds" (A popular vehicle site)
"In 2002, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) found an additional 815 fatalities related to school transportation per year. But here's the difference: 75 percent of those school children were traveling in passenger cars, not school buses, and just over half of those were teenagers driving themselves to school. Another 22 percent of the 815 fatalities occurred during walking and bicycling. Only 2 percent were school bus-related — referring to children who were hit by buses."[3]
This shows that all other forms of transportation are flawed and that there are more deaths with seatbelts (Cars) than without them.

2.It is extremely expensive to install seatbelts on current buses

In the united states alone, there are around 450,000 school buses. It would cost 10,000 USD to install seatbelts on current buses. Include installation that would equal up to 5 BILLION dollars, and the United States does not have that kind of money right now. [3]

3.More Seatbelts would mean lesser seats.

Many cramped districts must put three or two to a seat on a school bus.
With Seatbelts these districts would have problem's transporting many kids and would have to buy more buses.
Or the district could take away buses from many people and have children take more dangerous routes like cars.

Sources
1.http://en.wikipedia.org...
2.http://www.nhtsa.gov...
3.http://www.edmunds.com...

I awiat an response from my opponent and would like to wish her the best of luck.
Debate Round No. 1
zona1711

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Cobo

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Please vote Con.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
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lol. Simply lol.
Posted by Cobo 5 years ago
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Awww. Man
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Vote Placed by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: All votes to con for obvious reasons.
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Reasons for voting decision: It's ironic that zona1711 asks her opponent to be serious when it is clear that she has barely considered her spelling and grammar, arguments (which were none from her side), and conduct (which she loses a point for because of her forfeit). It is becoming increasingly clear that zona1711 does not care about the quality of this site if she wishes to continue this way.