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Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.
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01 Oct 2008, 00:55
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

Clearly C
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01 Oct 2008, 00:58
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

Only "E" provide a reason for persisting with the government official's plan despite the objection. Hence "E" is the answer.
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01 Oct 2008, 01:01
vivektripathi wrote:
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

Only "E" provide a reason for persisting with the government official's plan despite the objection. Hence "E" is the answer.

What is your reasoning behind E?
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01 Oct 2008, 02:33
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vivektripathi wrote:
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

Only "E" provide a reason for persisting with the government official's plan despite the objection. Hence "E" is the answer.

What is your reasoning behind E?

What are your reasons behind both E and C?
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01 Oct 2008, 04:47
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

I first went to C since it seemed to be clear to me with the reason of "time-consuming" that can be caused by not having a adequate parking lots near highways. But on second thought, I thought B would be better. B means the lack of parking lots actually affected the fact of drivers not complying the law. E is, I think, irrelevant. And the argument is saying that the reason that drivers do not comply the law is not because of the 'time-consuming" approach to the parking lots but because of the lack of parking lots...
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C is my choice

we need to stick wtih what is given, should not make our assumption.. its clearly says that though parking lots are available truck drives will not go there because its time consuming and more over they do not want to take rest even after 10hours driving(truck drivers frequently do not comply).
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01 Oct 2008, 06:46
C for me .
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01 Oct 2008, 06:49
Richardson wrote:
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

I first went to C since it seemed to be clear to me with the reason of "time-consuming" that can be caused by not having a adequate parking lots near highways. But on second thought, I thought B would be better. B means the lack of parking lots actually affected the fact of drivers not complying the law. E is, I think, irrelevant. And the argument is saying that the reason that drivers do not comply the law is not because of the 'time-consuming" approach to the parking lots but because of the lack of parking lots...

Still not convinced with B
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01 Oct 2008, 09:33
I see your reasoning with B, makes sense, but we have to attack the objection raised by the Business Rep.

That's why I chose C - as this does it.

Richardson wrote:
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

I first went to C since it seemed to be clear to me with the reason of "time-consuming" that can be caused by not having a adequate parking lots near highways. But on second thought, I thought B would be better. B means the lack of parking lots actually affected the fact of drivers not complying the law. E is, I think, irrelevant. And the argument is saying that the reason that drivers do not comply the law is not because of the 'time-consuming" approach to the parking lots but because of the lack of parking lots...
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01 Oct 2008, 11:44
Richardson wrote:
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

I first went to C since it seemed to be clear to me with the reason of "time-consuming" that can be caused by not having a adequate parking lots near highways. But on second thought, I thought B would be better. B means the lack of parking lots actually affected the fact of drivers not complying the law. E is, I think, irrelevant. And the argument is saying that the reason that drivers do not comply the law is not because of the 'time-consuming" approach to the parking lots but because of the lack of parking lots...

I picked C, but I didn't understand your logic/rationale for B. Would like to hear a better explanation.
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01 Oct 2008, 13:07
Another C.
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01 Oct 2008, 16:01
icandy wrote:
Richardson wrote:
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways.

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour.

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach.

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents.

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others.

I first went to C since it seemed to be clear to me with the reason of "time-consuming" that can be caused by not having a adequate parking lots near highways. But on second thought, I thought B would be better. B means the lack of parking lots actually affected the fact of drivers not complying the law. E is, I think, irrelevant. And the argument is saying that the reason that drivers do not comply the law is not because of the 'time-consuming" approach to the parking lots but because of the lack of parking lots...

I picked C, but I didn't understand your logic/rationale for B. Would like to hear a better explanation.

I see C is wrong but let me just stick to B...
Officer wants to have more rest areas. This is because truck drivers are not taking a rest after driving for 10 hours, the practice that is forced by Fed. law. She also mentioned that the current public couldn't provide enough capacity. Representative said there are enough capacity.

Now, question stem is asking for finding a support for official's argument...what if there are enough places to take a rest for drivers as raised by the representative? Then, the drivers need to find a place to rest. If the total time including the driving exceeds ten hours because of the additional time spent for finding out the resting place, then the drivers are more likly not to comply the regulation. The expression of "less than an hour" seems to provide more support to the choice B. If it is true, then it strenghtens the argument of the officer even after considering the point raised by the representative.

Sorry but this is the best that I can come up with my choice of B.
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01 Oct 2008, 17:24
My choice is C for the same reasoning given by vr4indian
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01 Oct 2008, 17:51
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I see C is wrong but let me just stick to B...
Officer wants to have more rest areas. This is because truck drivers are not taking a rest after driving for 10 hours, the practice that is forced by Fed. law. She also mentioned that the current public couldn't provide enough capacity. Representative said there are enough capacity.

Now, question stem is asking for finding a support for official's argument...what if there are enough places to take a rest for drivers as raised by the representative? Then, the drivers need to find a place to rest. If the total time including the driving exceeds ten hours because of the additional time spent for finding out the resting place, then the drivers are more likly not to comply the regulation. The expression of "less than an hour" seems to provide more support to the choice B. If it is true, then it strenghtens the argument of the officer even after considering the point raised by the representative.

Sorry but this is the best that I can come up with my choice of B.

I am not sure how you arrived at the above bold part. I never felt that the total time includes driving and search for parking.

That said the Q is Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official's plan despite the objection?

IMO, C does that by weakening the objection.

No worries. I have been there and felt similar when every one else picked a diff answer.

OP, What is the OA?
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03 Oct 2008, 08:01
OA is C.
Some useful explanations raised above.
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05 Oct 2008, 04:49
lexis wrote:
Hutonian Government Official: Federal law requires truck drivers to take a long break after driving for ten hours, but truck drivers frequently do not comply. Since the public rest areas along our highways cannot accommodate all the drivers needing a break, we plan to build more rest areas to increase the rate of compliance.

Hutonian Business Representative: But if the parking lots around our businesses are considered, there are more than enough parking places.

Which of the following, if true about Hutonia, would provide a reason for persisting with the government official\'s plan despite the objection?

(A) Public parking areas are evenly distributed along the highways. -> OOS

(B) Truck drivers are most likely not to comply with the federal law if the total time required for a trip exceeds ten hours by less than an hour. -> less than an hour is a new variable or factor introduced .. however it does not override the second conideration by business rep. OUT

(C) In comparison to public rest areas, private parking lots near highways tend to be time-consuming for drivers to reach. -> this is correct even if private parking spaces exist but they are far away hence this is apt

(D) Even when rest areas are available, some truck drivers park in places, such as highway access ramps, where their trucks are likely to cause accidents. -> this is wrong

(E) Some public parking areas, particularly those on heavily traveled roads, are substantially larger than others. -> this is wrong ,it says some others does no clearly point to private parking spaces

IMO C
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Moderators, please add C as the OA, so that others will have an accurate knowledge of what the answer is.
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