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Despite the fact that antilock brakes are designed to make driving safer, research suggests that people who drive cars equipped with antilock brakes have more accidents than those who drive cars not equipped with antilock brakes.

Each of the following, if true, would help resolve the apparent discrepancy described above EXCEPT:

A) Most cars equipped with antilock brakes are, on average, driven more carelessly than cars not equipped with antilock brakes.
B) Antilock brakes malfunction more often than regular breaks
C) Antilock brakes require expensive specialized maintenance to be even as effective as unmaintained regular brakes.
D) Most people who drive cars equipped with antilock brakes do not know how to use those brakes properly
E) Antilock brakes were designed for safety in congested urban driving, but accidents of the most serious nature take place on highways.
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29 Jul 2005, 06:11
E) Antilock brakes were designed for safety in congested urban driving, but accidents of the most serious nature take place on highways.
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29 Jul 2005, 07:41
It should be E, but I think B also doesn't fully solve the discrepancy
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29 Jul 2005, 07:46

I picked A immediately, but I didn't realize that this is an EXCEPT question. A, B, C and D are each reasons for the higher accident rates for cars having ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

Even if E is true, it does not explain for the higher accident rates of ABS cars. If E is true, both ABS cars and cars that don't have ABS will have similar accident rates
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29 Jul 2005, 08:30
E for me.

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Even if E is true, it does not explain for the higher accident rates of ABS cars. If E is true, both ABS cars and cars that don't have ABS will have similar accident rates

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29 Jul 2005, 08:40
Yes, E it is. Actually E does not even talk about the issue at hand, issue being more accidents...
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29 Jul 2005, 11:33
Well said E, the argument talks about the number of accident and the choice E talks about the nature of accident.
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30 Jul 2005, 12:39
The OA is E. I applaud all individuals who chose E over C and therefore didnt fall for the trap.
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