GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 18 Oct 2019, 06:37

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 58453
The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Feb 2019, 01:31
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

82% (01:25) correct 18% (01:41) wrong based on 173 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones by people who are driving a moving car. Drivers texting and talking while driving are distracted by their phone conversations and can’t give their full attention to driving their vehicles. Banning the use of cellphones by drivers will make the roads safer.

The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) A study by a sociologist has shown that the use of cellphones is occasionally a contributing factor in traffic accidents.

(B) The proper role of the legislature is to enact laws that protect the safety of drivers and passengers in automobiles.

(C) Drivers who hold their cellphones in their hands are more distracted than drivers who use a hands-free headset or speakerphone while driving.

(D) Because drivers talking and texting on cellphones are distracted, they are more prone to getting into accidents.

(E) Many drivers engage in behavior that distracts them from their driving, such as eating, adjusting the radio, reading maps, and talking on cellphones.

_________________
Intern
Joined: 12 Sep 2018
Posts: 27
Re: The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Feb 2019, 05:18
Bunuel wrote:
The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones by people who are driving a moving car. Drivers texting and talking while driving are distracted by their phone conversations and can’t give their full attention to driving their vehicles. Banning the use of cellphones by drivers will make the roads safer.

The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) A study by a sociologist has shown that the use of cellphones is occasionally a contributing factor in traffic accidents.

(B) The proper role of the legislature is to enact laws that protect the safety of drivers and passengers in automobiles.

(C) Drivers who hold their cellphones in their hands are more distracted than drivers who use a hands-free headset or speakerphone while driving.

(D) Because drivers talking and texting on cellphones are distracted, they are more prone to getting into accidents.

(E) Many drivers engage in behaviour that distracts them from their driving, such as eating, adjusting the radio, reading maps, and talking on cellphones.

Undecided between D & E.
D) adds that the consequence of being distracted is more accidents, not stated by the argument, but essential.
E) says that the drivers are actually distracted. If not, the law would not have any effect as there was no problem at the beginning.
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 58453
Re: The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Feb 2019, 02:34
Bunuel wrote:
The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones by people who are driving a moving car. Drivers texting and talking while driving are distracted by their phone conversations and can’t give their full attention to driving their vehicles. Banning the use of cellphones by drivers will make the roads safer.

The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) A study by a sociologist has shown that the use of cellphones is occasionally a contributing factor in traffic accidents.

(B) The proper role of the legislature is to enact laws that protect the safety of drivers and passengers in automobiles.

(C) Drivers who hold their cellphones in their hands are more distracted than drivers who use a hands-free headset or speakerphone while driving.

(D) Because drivers talking and texting on cellphones are distracted, they are more prone to getting into accidents.

(E) Many drivers engage in behavior that distracts them from their driving, such as eating, adjusting the radio, reading maps, and talking on cellphones.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

D. You’re looking for an assumption. Assumptions connect the premises to the conclusion. The conclusion that if drivers can’t use cellphones, the roads will be safer is based on the evidence that drivers on phones are distracted; the author assumes that distracted drivers are unsafe drivers. (Yes, that’s obvious, but the author doesn’t explicitly say what the connection is, so it’s an assumption.) Choice (A) is tricky and could be a possible answer if you were asked to support the legislator’s argument, but information about the results of a specific cellphone use study is way too specific to be the legislator’s assumption. Assumptions are rarely based on particular statistical data. See whether you can find a better answer. Choice (B) is wrong; the author probably does assume that this is the legislature’s job, but this assumption isn’t necessary to the specific argument connecting distraction
_________________
Re: The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones   [#permalink] 26 Feb 2019, 02:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# The legislature is considering a law banning the use of cellphones

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne