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In the United States, injuries to passengers involved in automobile accidents are typically more severe than in Europe, where laws require a different kind of safety belt. It is clear from this that the United States needs to adopt more stringent standards for safety belt design to protect automobile passengers better.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the argument above EXCEPT:

(A) Europeans are more likely to wear safety belts than are people in the United States.
(B) Unlike United States drivers, European drivers receive training in how best to react in the event of an accident to minimize injuries to themselves and to their passengers.
(C) Cars built for the European market tend to have more sturdy construction than do cars built for the United States market.
(D) Automobile passengers in the United States have a greater statistical chance of being involved in an accident than do passengers in Europe.
(E) States that have recently begun requiring the European safety belt have experienced no reduction in the average severity of injuries
suffered by passengers in automobile accidents.

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Re: In the US [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 19:12
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In the United States, injuries to passengers involved in automobile accidents are typically more severe than in Europe, where laws require a different kind of safety belt. It is clear from this that the United States needs to adopt more stringent standards for safety belt design to protect automobile passengers better.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the argument above EXCEPT:

(A) Europeans are more likely to wear safety belts than are people in the United States.
(B) Unlike United States drivers, European drivers receive training in how best to react in the event of an accident to minimize injuries to themselves and to their passengers.
(C) Cars built for the European market tend to have more sturdy construction than do cars built for the United States market.
(D) Automobile passengers in the United States have a greater statistical chance of being involved in an accident than do passengers in Europe.
(E) States that have recently begun requiring the European safety belt have experienced no reduction in the average severity of injuries
suffered by passengers in automobile accidents.

Please explain logic. Even though I found the logic on other board, I wanted to share this with GMATclub folks. Sorry if it was already posted here. I could not find it here.
Thank you


I thought of A or E as choice, however E looks more statistical. On the other hand, A directly nails down the argument saying US passenger are more unlikely to use safety belts which obsivously must be the reason for E.

So I go with A
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Re: In the US [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 23:20
I go with D.

(A) Europeans are more likely to wear safety belts than are people in the United States - weakens
(B) Unlike United States drivers, European drivers receive training in how best to react in the event of an accident to minimize injuries to themselves and to their passengers -weakens
(C) Cars built for the European market tend to have more sturdy construction than do cars built for the United States market -weakens
(D) Automobile passengers in the United States have a greater statistical chance of being involved in an accident than do passengers in Europe - strengthens
(E) States that have recently begun requiring the European safety belt have experienced no reduction in the average severity of injuries suffered by passengers in automobile accidents -weakens
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Re: In the US [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 00:52
IMO D is right
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Re: In the US [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 02:48
I will go with D as well.
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Re: In the US [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 03:01
Explain it plz
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Re: In the US [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 03:08
The text talks about necessity to have European type seat belts in the US, all the answer choices except D, say that Europeans suffer less
injuries in car accidents less than Americans not necessarily because of their specific seat belts but for some other answers, only answer D
saying that
Automobile passengers in the United States have a greater statistical chance of being involved in an accident than do passengers in Europe - strenghtens the argument saying that "we need to have European type seat belts because in America passengers have higher statistical chance of having accident"
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