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# The World Automobile Association (WAA) publishes a list of

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The World Automobile Association (WAA)
publishes a list of the “Best and Worst Drivers of
the World,” ranking the drivers of every nation
according to the number of traffic deaths per
mile driven in that country.

Each of the following, if true, would by itself
provide a logical objection to using the WAA’s
ranking as a representation of the quality of
drivers in each nation EXCEPT:

repair and are therefore more dangerous
(B) The average driver in industrialized
countries can afford to maintain his or her
car in better condition than can the
average driver in less developed countries.
(C) Some countries contain hundreds of
thousands of miles of road while other
countries contain relatively few miles of
(D) Minor accidents that would cause little
injury in many countries are often fatal
when they occur in extremely mountainous
countries.
(E) Because of differences in national
economies, the average car in some
countries contains many more passengers
than does the average car in other
countries.
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08 Sep 2008, 19:23
IMO C.

The length of roads does not have anything to do with accidents.
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08 Sep 2008, 19:34
Good q . In order the comparison be logically true all conditions in variuos countries must be same. Between b and e I vote for B.
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08 Sep 2008, 19:54
tough one .. IMO B
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08 Sep 2008, 19:55
ssandeepan wrote:
IMO C.

The length of roads does not have anything to do with accidents.

its not accident .. its accident/mile
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09 Sep 2008, 00:08
rao_1857 wrote:
ssandeepan wrote:
IMO C.

The length of roads does not have anything to do with accidents.

its not accident .. its accident/mile

It is accident / mile driven. Whether the road is small or large does not impact miles driven.

Hence, C should be the answer.

What is the OA?

Also, B explains the reason why more accidents can happen in developing countries.
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09 Sep 2008, 00:22
I go with C since it does not object to the agrument.
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09 Sep 2008, 03:26
klb15 wrote:
I go with C since it does not object to the agrument.

One thing i dont understand that how does D objetc to given conditions !!!!Fatal does not mean causing death !!
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09 Sep 2008, 04:35
I choose E as my answer. The reason I didn't pick C is that the longer is the length of the road, the higher is the probability of getting into an accident. If there are people who don't drive longer than 5 miles a day vs those who would drive at least 100 miles a day, which of the 2 would you expect to have a higher probability of getting into an accident?
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09 Sep 2008, 05:09
i went with B as well
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09 Sep 2008, 10:03
tarek99 wrote:
I choose E as my answer. The reason I didn't pick C is that the longer is the length of the road, the higher is the probability of getting into an accident. If there are people who don't drive longer than 5 miles a day vs those who would drive at least 100 miles a day, which of the 2 would you expect to have a higher probability of getting into an accident?

OA is C
anyways probability does not play a role ,since here we will get the accurate data of accidents !!!its only that the data is in the format of acci/miles !!! hence miles does not matter unit mile is to be considered.

When we are comparing number of accidents ,why are we taking nature of accidents => in option D?i dont get D at all
can anyone explain
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09 Sep 2008, 11:18
spriya wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
I choose E as my answer. The reason I didn't pick C is that the longer is the length of the road, the higher is the probability of getting into an accident. If there are people who don't drive longer than 5 miles a day vs those who would drive at least 100 miles a day, which of the 2 would you expect to have a higher probability of getting into an accident?

OA is C
anyways probability does not play a role ,since here we will get the accurate data of accidents !!!its only that the data is in the format of acci/miles !!! hence miles does not matter unit mile is to be considered.

When we are comparing number of accidents ,why are we taking nature of accidents => in option D?i dont get D at all
can anyone explain

and what's wrong with E?
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09 Sep 2008, 11:31
tarek99 wrote:
spriya wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
I choose E as my answer. The reason I didn't pick C is that the longer is the length of the road, the higher is the probability of getting into an accident. If there are people who don't drive longer than 5 miles a day vs those who would drive at least 100 miles a day, which of the 2 would you expect to have a higher probability of getting into an accident?

OA is C
anyways probability does not play a role ,since here we will get the accurate data of accidents !!!its only that the data is in the format of acci/miles !!! hence miles does not matter unit mile is to be considered.

When we are comparing number of accidents ,why are we taking nature of accidents => in option D?i dont get D at all
can anyone explain

and what's wrong with E?

E clearly gives enough evidence to object to WAA ranking. The reason being, number of traffic deaths per mile driven will increase with more number of passengers in a car.
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09 Sep 2008, 11:34
spriya wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
I choose E as my answer. The reason I didn't pick C is that the longer is the length of the road, the higher is the probability of getting into an accident. If there are people who don't drive longer than 5 miles a day vs those who would drive at least 100 miles a day, which of the 2 would you expect to have a higher probability of getting into an accident?

OA is C
anyways probability does not play a role ,since here we will get the accurate data of accidents !!!its only that the data is in the format of acci/miles !!! hence miles does not matter unit mile is to be considered.

When we are comparing number of accidents ,why are we taking nature of accidents => in option D?i dont get D at all
can anyone explain

If accident is fatal, chances of deaths will be more compared to the minor accidents. Thus, if a country has more hilly terrains, number of deaths per mile driven may be more than the number for many other countries.
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09 Sep 2008, 12:05
ssandeepan wrote:
IMO C.

The length of roads does not have anything to do with accidents.

NICE QUESTION. I CHOSE C AS WELL.
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10 Sep 2008, 10:57
IMO E
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10 Sep 2008, 17:01
C

long roads don't mean the driver rode long distances !
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