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# Reducing speed limits neither saves lives nor protects the

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Reducing speed limits neither saves lives nor protects the environment. This is
because the more slowly a car is driven, the more time it spends on the road spewing exhaust into the air and running the risk of colliding with other vehicles.
The argumentâ€™s reasoning is flawed because the argument
(A) neglects the fact that some motorists completely ignore speed limits.
(B) Ignore the possibility of benefits from lowering speed limits other than environmental and safety benefits.
(C) Fails to consider that if speed limits are reduced, increased driving times will increase the number of cars on the road at any given time.
(D) Presumes, without providing justification, that total emissions for a given automobile trip are determined primarily by the amount of time the trip takes
(E) Presumes, without providing justification, that drivers run a significant risk of collision only if they spend a lot of time on the road.
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02 Mar 2007, 14:42
A for me.
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02 Mar 2007, 17:21
It's a tough one.

I go with D.
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02 Mar 2007, 17:25
i think D..

(A) strengthens the argument if anything...
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02 Mar 2007, 17:29
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Reducing speed limits neither saves lives nor protects the environment. This is
because the more slowly a car is driven, the more time it spends on the road spewing exhaust into the air and running the risk of colliding with other vehicles.
The argumentâ€™s reasoning is flawed because the argument
(A) neglects the fact that some motorists completely ignore speed limits.
(B) Ignore the possibility of benefits from lowering speed limits other than environmental and safety benefits.
(C) Fails to consider that if speed limits are reduced, increased driving times will increase the number of cars on the road at any given time.
(D) Presumes, without providing justification, that total emissions for a given automobile trip are determined primarily by the amount of time the trip takes
(E) Presumes, without providing justification, that drivers run a significant risk of collision only if they spend a lot of time on the road.

A: Some motorist may not follow limits but are these a significant number?
B: Not related
C: This may actualy help the argument
E: There may be a 'significant' risk of collision in other conditions also
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02 Mar 2007, 17:31
I was actually debating between B and D, but I think D is correct beacause it doesn't go beyond the scope of the argument.
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03 Mar 2007, 18:49
OA is (D) but I do not understand what is the difference between (D) and (E)? Because both statements are concerned about one of the issues, either spewing exhaust or risk of colliding?
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06 Mar 2007, 08:27
This question seems flawed to me.

D and E seem most logical. Both refer to the original argument. That speed has no relationship to accidents, and that time is the only vairiable in regards to the atmosphere.

D is more precise, but one could probably argue for E.
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06 Mar 2007, 09:21
(D)

D and E both seem to be probable answers - however E is ruled out because of the use of "only" ---->
" (E) Presumes, without providing justification, that drivers run a significant risk of collision only if they spend a lot of time on the road."

The argument mentions that vehicles run risk of collisions if the speed limit is reduced - it is possibly one of the reasons, but not the ONLY reason
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06 Mar 2007, 20:23
GMAThopeful wrote:
(D)

D and E both seem to be probable answers - however E is ruled out because of the use of "only" ---->
" (E) Presumes, without providing justification, that drivers run a significant risk of collision only if they spend a lot of time on the road."

The argument mentions that vehicles run risk of collisions if the speed limit is reduced - it is possibly one of the reasons, but not the ONLY reason

D over E for the exact same reason.
E presents a very strong argument by using only.
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