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A provincial government

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    A provincial government plans to raise the gasoline tax to give people an incentive to drive less, reducing traffic congestion in the long term. However, skeptics point out that most people in the province live in areas where cars are the only viable transportation to jobs and stores and therefore cannot greatly change their driving habits in response to higher gasoline prices.

    In light of the skeptics' objection, which of the following, if true, would most logically support the prediction that the government's plan will achieve its goal of reducing traffic congestion?

    (A) The revenue from the tax will be used to make public transportation a viable means of transportation to jobs and stores for far more people.

    (B) The tax will encourage many residents to switch to more fuel-efficient cars, reducing air pollution and other problems.

    (C) Because gasoline has been underpriced for decades, the province has many neighborhoods where cars are the only viable means of transportation

    (D) Most residents who cannot greatly change their driving habits could compensate for high gasoline prices by reducing other expenses.

    (E) Traffic congestion is an especially serious problem for people for whom cars are the only viable means of transportation.

    A

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    Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:46 am
    AbeNeedsAnswers wrote:
    A provincial government plans to raise the gasoline tax to give people an incentive to drive less, reducing traffic congestion in the long term. However, skeptics point out that most people in the province live in areas where cars are the only viable transportation to jobs and stores and therefore cannot greatly change their driving habits in response to higher gasoline prices.

    In light of the skeptics' objection, which of the following, if true, would most logically support the prediction that the government's plan will achieve its goal of reducing traffic congestion?

    (A) The revenue from the tax will be used to make public transportation a viable means of transportation to jobs and stores for far more people.

    (B) The tax will encourage many residents to switch to more fuel-efficient cars, reducing air pollution and other problems.

    (C) Because gasoline has been underpriced for decades, the province has many neighborhoods where cars are the only viable means of transportation

    (D) Most residents who cannot greatly change their driving habits could compensate for high gasoline prices by reducing other expenses.

    (E) Traffic congestion is an especially serious problem for people for whom cars are the only viable means of transportation.

    A
    The Plan: Impose a gasoline tax to reduce traffic congestion
    The Skeptic's point: People are unlikely to change their driving habits because people in the area have no other viable means of transportation

    The correct answer should provide us with some logical connection between the gas tax and reduced traffic, while taking into account the absence of other means of transportation in this area. This is precisely what A does. Currently, there are no alternatives to driving. If the revenue from the gas tax is used to finance public transportation projects, there would be an alternative to driving, and thus a means by which traffic might be reduced.

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