Studies of fatal automobile accidents reveal that , in the majority of cases in which one occupant of an automobile is killed another survives, it is the passenger , not the driver , who is killed. It is ironic that the innocent passenger should suffer for the driver’s carelessness, while the driver often suffers only minor injuries or none at all. Which of the following is an assumption underlying the reasoning in the passage above?

Studies of fatal automobile accidents reveal that , in the majority of cases in which one occupant of an automobile is killed another survives, it is the passenger , not the driver , who is killed. It is ironic that the innocent passenger should suffer for the driver's carelessness, while the driver often suffers only minor injuries or none at all. Which of the following is an assumption underlying the reasoning in the passage above?
  • A) Most deaths in fatal automobile accidents are suffered by occupants of cars rather then by pedestrians .
  • B) In most fatal automobile accidents , the driver of a car in which an occupant is killed is at fault .
  • C) Automobile passengers sometimes play a contributing role in causing auto accidents
  • D) Auto safety experts should increase their efforts to provide protection for those in the passenger seats of automobiles

Correct Answer: C) Automobile passengers sometimes play a contributing role in causing auto accidents

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