GMAT Practice Question Set #30 (Question 88-90)

Critical Reasoning Question #89: Car Safety Requirements  
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Provinces and states with stringent car safety requirements, including required use of seat belts and annual safety inspections, have on average higher rates of accidents per kilometer driven than do provinces and states with less stringent requirements. Nevertheless, most highway safety experts agree that more stringent requirements do reduce accident rates.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to reconcile the belief of safety experts with the apparently contrary evidence described above?

(A)

Annual safety inspections ensure that car tires are replaced before they grow old.

(B)

Drivers often become overconfident after their cars have passed a thorough safety inspection.

(C)

The roads in provinces and states with stringent car safety programs are far more congested and therefore dangerous than in other provinces and states.

(D)

Psychological studies show that drivers who regularly wear seat belts often come to think of themselves as serious drivers, which for a few people discourages reckless driving.

(E)

Provinces and states with stringent car safety requirements have, on average, many more kilometers of roads than do other provinces and states.

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