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# Although the fine for overspeeding on highways has been tripled

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Although the fine for overspeeding on highways has been tripled, many young adults still drive faster than the prescribed speed limits. Recently, the highway patrolling police came up with a new speedgun that indicates on a GPS system any movement faster than the prescribed speed limit. While this technology may help in catching more cases of overspending, the local media is accusing the state patrolling police for finding alternate means for improving its ticket collections. With the young adults constituting only 5% of the total drivers in the state, improvement expected in ticket collections is not likely to be significant. Therefore, the accusation by the local media against the state patrolling police is certainly uncalled for.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to strengthen the conclusion drawn in the argument?

A. Most drivers who are not young adults will not understand how the speedguns could detect them.

B. There are sophisticated devices that car drivers can use to detect the use of a speedgun and so can avoid getting caught.

C. Most of the young adult drivers have adhered to the speed limits since the increase in fine.

D. Almost all drivers who are not young adults take care not to overspeed since the increase in fine.

E. Speedguns are expensive but the patrol police can use fake speedguns only to scare potential overspeeders.
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07 Jul 2020, 04:58
The Conclusion Negates the conclusion that the petrol police will be able to generate more fine by the use of speedgun technology use for measuring the vehicles crossing speed limit, because there are only 5% young adult who are supposed to drive rash and end up paying fine. and only 5% won't make any huge difference, so the statement by media person is wrong.

The following, helping to strengthen the conclusion drawn in the argument is,

A. Most drivers who are not young adults will not understand how the speed guns could detect them. (the conclusion is not differentiating who understands the new technology or who not, its about how the rash drivers are paying charges because of their over speeding habits, whereas the above statement is not helping in any conclusion) (INCORRECT)

B. There are sophisticated devices that car drivers can use to detect the use of a speedgun and so can avoid getting caught. (There could be many devices preventing the drivers to get caught, but it still not differentiate how the speed guns system is helping police to generate fine) (INCORRECT)

C. Most of the young adult drivers have adhered to the speed limits since the increase in fine. (the said statement is weakening the passage stating that the young adults are not driving rash hence there is no other possible reason for the police to charge fine upon rash drivers who mostly are young adults) (INCORRECT)

D. Almost all drivers who are not young adults take care not to overspeed since the increase in fine. (This statement is strengthening the passage, according to the statement, all other drivers other than young adult are eminent to speed rules, hence they don't pay fine and the police statement regarding the main fine payers are young adult is satisfying) (CORRECT)

E. Speedguns are expensive but the patrol police can use fake speedguns only to scare potential overspeeders. (No inference with the fine collection of the police) (Out of scope)

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nehapahuja29 wrote:
Although the fine for overspeeding on highways has been tripled, many young adults still drive faster than the prescribed speed limits. Recently, the highway patrolling police came up with a new speedgun that indicates on a GPS system any movement faster than the prescribed speed limit. While this technology may help in catching more cases of overspending, the local media is accusing the state patrolling police for finding alternate means for improving its ticket collections. With the young adults constituting only 5% of the total drivers in the state, improvement expected in ticket collections is not likely to be significant. Therefore, the accusation by the local media against the state patrolling police is certainly uncalled for.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to strengthen the conclusion drawn in the argument?

A. Most drivers who are not young adults will not understand how the speedguns could detect them.

B. There are sophisticated devices that car drivers can use to detect the use of a speedgun and so can avoid getting caught.

C. Most of the young adult drivers have adhered to the speed limits since the increase in fine.

D. Almost all drivers who are not young adults take care not to overspeed since the increase in fine.

E. Speedguns are expensive but the patrol police can use fake speedguns only to scare potential overspeeders.

Option D clearly gives us a reason to believe that majority of the drivers will not over speed, and so the fine collection will not be high.
Although the fine for overspeeding on highways has been tripled   [#permalink] 07 Jul 2020, 12:00