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#26 - Editorialist: Some people argue that highway speed

Jiya
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Why is the correct answer B? I selected A because the editorialist says "almost all drivers .. would likely increase their speed", and A seemed best suited to weaken that, even though I realize he didn't say "all drivers ... would likely increase their speed". B didn't even make it into my consideration set :(.

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David Boyle
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Jiya wrote:Why is the correct answer B? I selected A because the editorialist says "almost all drivers .. would likely increase their speed", and A seemed best suited to weaken that, even though I realize he didn't say "all drivers ... would likely increase their speed". B didn't even make it into my consideration set :(.

Thanks!


Hello Jiya,

If uniformity is the important thing, as answer B says, then it's relatively o.k. to increase speeds. Answer A, "Some drivers who obey current speed limits would not change their speeds after the introduction of the new speed limits", is a little vague--maybe only one driver would not change his speed? That wouldn't help much.

Hope this helps,
David