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# Studies of fatal automobile accidents reveal that, in the

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Studies of fatal automobile accidents reveal that, in the majority of cases in which one occupant of an automobile is killed while another survives, it is the passenger, not the driver, who is killed. It is ironic that the innocent passenger should suffer for the driverâ€™s carelessness, while the driver often suffers only minor injuries or none at all.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the reasoning in the passage above?
(A) In most fatal automobile accidents, the driver of a car in which an occupant is killed is at fault.
(B) Drivers of automobiles are rarely killed in auto accidents.
(C) Most deaths in fatal automobile accidents are suffered by occupants of cars rather than by pedestrians.
(D) Auto safety experts should increase their efforts to provide protection for those in the passenger seats of automobiles.
(E) Automobile passengers sometimes play a contributing role in causing auto accidents.
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02 Sep 2005, 07:08
A would be my choice
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02 Sep 2005, 07:11
I would go for B
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02 Sep 2005, 13:10
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IMO clearly A

B can be easily rejected because, though drivers are not killed in majority of the accident, whether it is a rarity is under question 51% is majority, what if in 49% of the cases drivers are also seriously injured, it is not a rarity at all.
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02 Sep 2005, 13:12
Another for A
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02 Sep 2005, 16:18
I got A with no second doubts.

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03 Sep 2005, 01:42
OA is A.
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09 Apr 2014, 23:17
Premise says:In most of the accidents the passenger and not the driver was killed.
Conclusion: Hence, the driver is at fault in most of the cases.

Why?

GAP: There could be scenario wherein the accidents were caused by the poor traffic management and not the driver and coincidentally passengers were killed.We can give other reasons too.

So we need to assure that in most of the cases the drivers were at fault to conclude.

Hence (A)
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19 Apr 2014, 05:58
it`s A, absolutely no doubt.

Answer: The statement implies that it is always the passengers who are innocent (because they are behaving careful). However, there is no proof that it is always the drivers who are at fault. This statement is actually very tendentious.

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