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The state legislature has proposed a law

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The state legislature has proposed a law that required all new cars sold in the state to be equipped with airbags for both front seat passengers. The auto industry has lobbied against the proposed law pointing out that the airbags would prevent only a small percentage of serious injuries because in most accidents, serious injuries can be avoided by the use of seatbelts.

Which of the following if true would most weaken the argument put forth by the auto industry?

A. The government has a duty to protect the welfare of its citizens.
B. The number of accidents per mile driven in the state is substantially higher than that for the rest of the nation.
C. The cost of equipping automobiles with airbags will be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices.
D. Most serious injuries occur when fron seat passengers are not wearing the seatbelts.
E. Because the law would apply only to new cars, it would take nearly a decade for teh majority of the state's cars to become equipped with airbsgs.

What is the best Option in this?

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The state legislature has proposed a law that required all new cars sold in the state to be equipped with airbags for both front seat passengers. The auto industry has lobbied against the proposed law pointing out that the airbags would prevent only a small percentage of serious injuries because in most accidents, serious injuries can be avoided by the use of seatbelts.

Which of the following if true would most weaken the argument put forth by the auto industry?

A. The government has a duty to protect the welfare of its citizens.
B. The number of accidents per mile driven in the state is substantially higher than that for the rest of the nation.
C. The cost of equipping automobiles with airbags will be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices.
D. Most serious injuries occur when fron seat passengers are not wearing the seatbelts.
E. Because the law would apply only to new cars, it would take nearly a decade for teh majority of the state's cars to become equipped with airbsgs.

What is the best Option in this?

OA D
Auto industry's conclusion: Airbags would prevent a small percentage of serious injuries
Premise: Seat belts can prevent serious injuries.

We want to weaken the argument that the airbags aren't necessary. The auto-industry is arguing, in essence, that the air bags aren't necessary because seat belts are good enough. Well, the thing about seatbelts is that they only work if you wear them. If serious injuries are happening when people aren't wearing their seatbelts, the auto industry's argument falls apart and air bags seem like a very good idea indeed. This is what D gives us.

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