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Head injury is the most serious type of injury sustained in motorcycle

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Head injury is the most serious type of injury sustained in motorcycle accidents. The average cost to taxpayers for medical care for nonhelmeted motorcycle-accident victims is twice that for their helmeted counterparts. Jurisdictions that have enacted motorcycle-helmet laws have reduced the incidence and severity of accident-related head injuries, thereby reducing the cost to taxpayers. Therefore, to achieve similar cost reductions, other jurisdictions should enact motorcycle-helmet laws. For the same reason jurisdictions should also require helmets for horseback riders, since horseback-riding accidents are even more likely to cause serious head injury than motorcycle accidents are.

Which one of the following is an assumption upon which the author's conclusion concerning helmets for horseback riders depend?

(A) Medical care for victims of horseback-riding accidents is financial drain on tax funds.

(B) The higher rate of serious head injury suffered by victims of horseback-riding accidents is due to the difference in size between horses and motorcycles.

(C) The medical costs associated with treating head injuries are higher than those for other types of injury.

(D) Most fatalities resulting from horseback-riding and motorcycle accidents could have been prevented if the victims had been wearing helmets.

(E) When deciding whether to enact helmet laws for motorcyclists and horseback riders, the jurisdiction's primary concerns is the safety of its citizens.

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New post 01 Oct 2017, 22:37
Nice question. I guess answer should be A because reducing tax burden is the primary agenda of the argument.

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New post 11 May 2018, 01:22
Narrowed it down to A and D. But chose A, since negating A completely breaks down the conclusion that law requiring pillion riders wearing helmet will reduce the medical costs. D does nothing to the conclusion related with reduction of costs.
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New post 11 May 2018, 05:47
I chose C because if there is another type of injury that would cost more, the helmet wouldn’t really be he best way to reduce costs. Is there an explanation for each answer choice?

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