If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

DEBATE TOPICS


Are sport utility vehicles safe?

Pros:

    Drivers of sport utility vehicles feel safer because of the automobile's size.

    Smaller sport utility vehicles have a lower risk of rolling over than larger sport utility vehicles.

Cons:

    People driving smaller cars are hurt more often when involved in a crash with a sport utility vehicle.

    Sport utility vehicles are prone to rolling over.

 

References:

Mayrose, J. and Jehle, D.V.  Vehicle weight and fatality risk for sport utility vehicle-versus-passenger car crashes.  Journal of Trauma, 2002; 52(4): 751-3.


Should gun manufacturers be held responsible for unlawful use of its products?

Pros:

    Gun manufacturers will take more care in whom they sell their products to.

    Gun manufacturers should not receive special protection from the law.

 

Cons:

    Gun manufacturers cannot control the actions of their consumers.

    Legal costs of defending manufacturers lead to price increases for gun consumers.
 

 

References:

1)  Democrats to block bill on gun lawsuits.  USA Today, May 14, 2003.