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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

(A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.

(B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.

(C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.

(D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.

(E) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

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Everyone who chose (E) is correct!!!

Let's see why. The question asks us:

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

So, we're not looking for anything about the "net" number of people caught, nor about the relationship between police activity and the cameras. The question stem specifically asks about reasons for "an increase in the number of motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras."

Now let's look at (E): Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Again, we're specifically looking for a reason why the cameras caught more people. Don't bring police into the picture, because they're not discussed in the passage, the question, or the answer choice. The point is that last June, there were cameras that the motorists didn't know about, and this June, the situation is the same. There's no change given in (E). If nothing has changed, then that cannot explain the increase in the number caught by cameras.

Based on (E), all we know is that the cameras are virtually hidden and many motorists don't know they exist. Does this explain how the drivers caught could have increased? No, it doesn't — because remember, last June the cameras were already installed! In other words, it might make sense that the hidden cameras catch more people than before there were hidden cameras at all. But that's not the case here: here a certain number of people were caught after the cameras were installed, and one year later, twice the number of people were caught. If people aren't aware of the cameras, their behavior shouldn't change unless we have some other reason, but (E) doesn't give that other reason. So (E) is the only one that doesn't explain why more people were caught.

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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.


All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

A. Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
B. This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
C. In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
D. Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
E. Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?
A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
E) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Please come with explanations. OA to arrive soon after bit of clarity over options.


The answer is A. Can you share your doubt so that I can then respond to it?
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?
A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
E) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Please come with explanations. OA to arrive soon after bit of clarity over options.


I believe the correct answer is C. Here is why:

A) Police are not pulling over motorists, and letting cameras do their work for them. This statement draws the fine distinction between police catching someone speeding vs. the cameras catching someone. Also, this could work because police pulling over motorists could be acting as a deterrent. By police no longer doing this, people continue to speed and then later get a ticket, without it being visible to passing by motorists who would have otherwise slowed down.
B) More cameras on roads means more opportunities to catch speeding violations.
C) If there are twice as many cars on the road, I imagine that they would be slowed down.
D) If you lower the speed limit, it takes time for people to learn about it so they might temporarily violate the rule until they become accustomed to the new limit.
E) Hidden cameras mean no deterrence.
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My answers D As cameras can exactly pinpoint what is the speed & isssue tickets. Couple that with reduced speed limit more people will get caught as many as two times as they are used to normal speed limit.
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the answer has to be A : Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
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Option D seems correct to me.

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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?
A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
E) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Please come with explanations. OA to arrive soon after bit of clarity over options.



All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?
A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras. -- this options explains why speeding tickets can reduce in number and not increase.
B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville. -- explains why people were caught- because of high number of traffic cameras
C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time. -- explains that due to increase in population there were more tickets because there were more likely more drivers.D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour. --speed limit here is irrelevant, out of scopeE) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras --since they dont that the cameras are hidden, they must be driving at a high speed and getting caught.Explains

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the answer has to be A : Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.


Whats the point of such a post??
Please do explain the logic behind your reasoning

I think its E coz in June 2000 the cameras were hidden
In June 2001 the cameras are still hidden..

So whats so special about June- 2001..Nothing..So it does not help to explain the contradiction..

A in fact stregthens in the second part of the statement- since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras..

E it is
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?
A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
E) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Please come with explanations. OA to arrive soon after bit of clarity over options.


I believe the correct answer is C. Here is why:

A) Police are not pulling over motorists, and letting cameras do their work for them. This statement draws the fine distinction between police catching someone speeding vs. the cameras catching someone. Also, this could work because police pulling over motorists could be acting as a deterrent. By police no longer doing this, people continue to speed and then later get a ticket, without it being visible to passing by motorists who would have otherwise slowed down.
B) More cameras on roads means more opportunities to catch speeding violations.
C) If there are twice as many cars on the road, I imagine that they would be slowed down.
D) If you lower the speed limit, it takes time for people to learn about it so they might temporarily violate the rule until they become accustomed to the new limit.
E) Hidden cameras mean no deterrence.
C couldn't be the answer as number of violators are bound to increase with increase in number of vehicles. In fact, same is the logic/assumption for choice A, B which assumes that speeding offense rate per capita or person will remain constant. For eg. if 2 out of 10 people commit speeding offense on average and if this rate is sustained owing to unchanged behavior, then more cameras(as in A and B) or more cars(or people in those cars) will mean increase in speeding offenses.
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Howdy all! I can help with this one! I work at Magoosh and know the true answer. :D

Everyone who chose (E) is correct!!!

Let's see why. The question asks us:

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

So, we're not looking for anything about the "net" number of people caught, nor about the relationship between police activity and the cameras. The question stem specifically asks about reasons for "an increase in the number of motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras."

Now let's look at (E): Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Again, we're specifically looking for a reason why the cameras caught more people. Don't bring police into the picture, because they're not discussed in the passage, the question, or the answer choice. The point is that last June, there were cameras that the motorists didn't know about, and this June, the situation is the same. There's no change given in (E). If nothing has changed, then that cannot explain the increase in the number caught by cameras.

Based on (E), all we know is that the cameras are virtually hidden and many motorists don't know they exist. Does this explain how the drivers caught could have increased? No, it doesn't — because remember, last June the cameras were already installed! In other words, it might make sense that the hidden cameras catch more people than before there were hidden cameras at all. But that's not the case here: here a certain number of people were caught after the cameras were installed, and one year later, twice the number of people were caught. If people aren't aware of the cameras, their behavior shouldn't change unless we have some other reason, but (E) doesn't give that other reason. So (E) is the only one that doesn't explain why more people were caught.

I hope that helps! :D
Hi Kevin, Thanks for the clarification. I understand that more highway cameras in A are reason for more tickets. But, I couldn't figure that out in the first attempt and selected A wrongly and then I tried justifying role of police in A.

Can A be considered wrong because one source of tickets ie police has to be counter balanced with other source of tickets ie traffic cameras?
Is there any role of presence of police in choice A which makes this a strengthener?
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?
A) Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
B) This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
C) In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
D) Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
E) Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Please come with explanations. OA to arrive soon after bit of clarity over options.


I believe the correct answer is C. Here is why:

A) Police are not pulling over motorists, and letting cameras do their work for them. This statement draws the fine distinction between police catching someone speeding vs. the cameras catching someone. Also, this could work because police pulling over motorists could be acting as a deterrent. By police no longer doing this, people continue to speed and then later get a ticket, without it being visible to passing by motorists who would have otherwise slowed down.
B) More cameras on roads means more opportunities to catch speeding violations.
C) If there are twice as many cars on the road, I imagine that they would be slowed down.
D) If you lower the speed limit, it takes time for people to learn about it so they might temporarily violate the rule until they become accustomed to the new limit.
E) Hidden cameras mean no deterrence.
C couldn't be the answer as number of violators are bound to increase with increase in number of vehicles. In fact, same is the logic/assumption for choice A, B which assumes that speeding offense rate per capita or person will remain constant. For eg. if 2 out of 10 people commit speeding offense on average and if this rate is sustained owing to unchanged behavior, then more cameras(as in A and B) or more cars(or people in those cars) will mean increase in speeding offenses.



I see where you're coming from. I think my flaw in selecting that answer choice was that I didn't see a direct correlation between population and speeding. Where I live, people tend to drive slower when there are more cars on the road because of traffic jams. So I viewed population to be inversely proportional to number of opportunities to speed. And if there are less opportunities to speed, then there would be less speeding tickets. Also, knowing that I shouldn't bring in outside knowledge, nothing in the passage, question or answer choices indicated that there was a correlation between population and speeding.

Still I understand that the "cameras were always hidden" choice is the "best" answer. Live and learn. :)

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Howdy all! I can help with this one! I work at Magoosh and know the true answer. :D

Everyone who chose (E) is correct!!!

Let's see why. The question asks us:

All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

So, we're not looking for anything about the "net" number of people caught, nor about the relationship between police activity and the cameras. The question stem specifically asks about reasons for "an increase in the number of motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras."

Now let's look at (E): Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.

Again, we're specifically looking for a reason why the cameras caught more people. Don't bring police into the picture, because they're not discussed in the passage, the question, or the answer choice. The point is that last June, there were cameras that the motorists didn't know about, and this June, the situation is the same. There's no change given in (E). If nothing has changed, then that cannot explain the increase in the number caught by cameras.

Based on (E), all we know is that the cameras are virtually hidden and many motorists don't know they exist. Does this explain how the drivers caught could have increased? No, it doesn't — because remember, last June the cameras were already installed! In other words, it might make sense that the hidden cameras catch more people than before there were hidden cameras at all. But that's not the case here: here a certain number of people were caught after the cameras were installed, and one year later, twice the number of people were caught. If people aren't aware of the cameras, their behavior shouldn't change unless we have some other reason, but (E) doesn't give that other reason. So (E) is the only one that doesn't explain why more people were caught.

I hope that helps! :D
Hi Kevin, Thanks for the clarification. I understand that more highway cameras in A are reason for more tickets. But, I couldn't figure that out in the first attempt and selected A wrongly and then I tried justifying role of police in A.

Can A be considered wrong because one source of tickets ie police has to be counter balanced with other source of tickets ie traffic cameras?
Is there any role of presence of police in choice A which makes this a strengthener?



A - Actually strengthens the conclusion. Because,
i) it indicates lenient behaviours from law enforcers, in other words an opportunity to continue speeding.
ii) It also says that more highways have added cameras; hence more cameras to capture more motorists with absence of strict law enforcement
Therefore "A" strengthens the conclusion.
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I will go with C.

The aim here is to find an argument that either weakens the conclusion(or) is just plain irrelevant.

A- I was struck with this one for a while. At last I decided to cross it out since it indicates the increase in the number of Traffic Camera in the last part of the sentence.

B- More Camera = More Violations Caught

D- Reducing Speed Limit = More Violations.

E- Not knowing that there is a Traffic Camera = More Violations.


W.r.t C- Though the options mentions about the increase in the Vehicles but that doesnt have to explicitly translate to more speeding vehicles(i.e.) violations committed.

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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.


All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

IMO.....TWO CORRECT ANSWERS...
DECIDE PRIORITIES FOR YOURSELF.......

A. Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras. LESS FEAR OF POLICE ,, HENCE ACCOUNTS FOR MORE VIOLATIONS.....
B. This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.SO WHAT? THE VIOLATIONS STILL INCREASED,,,,,NOTHING IS BEING ACCOUNTED FOR THE INCREASE IN VIOLATIONS( [color=#0000ff]OR IS IT THAT THE INFERENCE IS BEING TRIED TO BE DRAWN THAT THE MOTORISTS SAID " BULL ****---THESE ARE TOO MANY...... NOW I CARE DAMN")....CORRECT..[/color]
C. In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.MORE VEHS,,,,,PROPORTIONAL INCRESE LIKELY IN SPEED VIOLATIONS,,,, HENCE ACCOUNTS FOR MORE VIOLATIONS.......
D. Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.DEFINITION OF OVERSPEEDING CHANGED TO LOWER PARAMETERS,,, HENCE ACCOUNTS FOR MORE VIOLATIONS.......
E. Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras. MAY NOT DIRECTLY CATER FOR INCREASE......AS EARLIER THEY KNEW NO CAMERA, NOW OBLIVIOUS TO NEWLY INSTALLED CAMERAS.....SO WHY INCREASE? EVERY THING IN THE MOTORISTS PERCEPTION WAS ROUTINE,,,, WHY DID THE INCREASE HAPPEN?,,,,,,,NOTHING IS BEING ACCOUNTED FOR THE INCREASE IN VIOLATIONS....CORRECT.
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.


All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

IMO.....TWO CORRECT ANSWERS...
DECIDE PRIORITIES FOR YOURSELF.......

A. Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras. LESS FEAR OF POLICE ,, HENCE ACCOUNTS FOR MORE VIOLATIONS.....
B. This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.SO WHAT? THE VIOLATIONS STILL INCREASED,,,,,NOTHING IS BEING ACCOUNTED FOR THE INCREASE IN VIOLATIONS( [color=#0000ff]OR IS IT THAT THE INFERENCE IS BEING TRIED TO BE DRAWN THAT THE MOTORISTS SAID " BULL ****---THESE ARE TOO MANY...... NOW I CARE DAMN")....CORRECT..[/color]
C. In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.MORE VEHS,,,,,PROPORTIONAL INCRESE LIKELY IN SPEED VIOLATIONS,,,, HENCE ACCOUNTS FOR MORE VIOLATIONS.......
D. Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.DEFINITION OF OVERSPEEDING CHANGED TO LOWER PARAMETERS,,, HENCE ACCOUNTS FOR MORE VIOLATIONS.......
E. Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras. MAY NOT DIRECTLY CATER FOR INCREASE......AS EARLIER THEY KNEW NO CAMERA, NOW OBLIVIOUS TO NEWLY INSTALLED CAMERAS.....SO WHY INCREASE? EVERY THING IN THE MOTORISTS PERCEPTION WAS ROUTINE,,,, WHY DID THE INCREASE HAPPEN?,,,,,,,NOTHING IS BEING ACCOUNTED FOR THE INCREASE IN VIOLATIONS....CORRECT.



This is a Magoosh question, I think this is not a very Good question. If you look closely you will find E is not the correct answer. I must say a very poor question.
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.


All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

So we are looking for difference between last June and this June.

A. Police, throughout the year, have been increasingly less likely to pull over speeding motorists, since each month more highways in Endsville are equipped with traffic cameras.
"throughout the year" police are not catching the violators hence there is a difference between Last June and this June

B. This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.
Difference between last june and this june

C. In the last year, there has been an influx of residents to Endsville and thus there are more vehicles on the road at any one time.
Difference between last year and this year.

D. Along many of the highways installed with traffic cameras, the speed limit has been reduced, sometimes by as much as 10 miles per hour.
Last june cameras are installed and as per the above sentence, the speed limit is reduced on the highway with cameras. So there is a difference between last June and this June.

E. Since the cameras are virtually hidden, many motorists remain oblivious to the fact that the city has installed traffic cameras.
Cameras last June and this june in both cases are hidden. There is no difference and hence the correct answer
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Last June, Endsville installed highway traffic cameras, in the hope that drivers along the highways would reduce their speeds. This June, the number of motorists caught speeding by the traffic cameras is nearly twice that caught last June.


All of the following, if true, can help account for the increase in motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras EXCEPT?

B. This June, compared to the last, saw more than a twofold increase in the number of traffic cameras installed along the highways of Endsville.SO WHAT? THE VIOLATIONS STILL INCREASED,,,,,NOTHING IS BEING ACCOUNTED FOR THE INCREASE IN VIOLATIONS( [color=#0000ff]OR IS IT THAT THE INFERENCE IS BEING TRIED TO BE DRAWN THAT THE MOTORISTS SAID " BULL ****---THESE ARE TOO MANY...... NOW I CARE DAMN")....CORRECT..[/color]
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More cameras on the highways or more cameras on different highways increases the likelihood of catching violators. Which may explain the scenario.
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