In an attempt to improve highway safety, Prunty County last year lowered its speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour on all county highways. But this effort has failed: the number of accidents has not decreased, and, based on reports by the highway patro

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In an attempt to improve highway safety, Prunty County last year lowered its speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour on all county highways. But this effort has failed: the number of accidents has not decreased, and, based on reports by the highway patrol, many drivers are exceeding the speed limit. Prunty County should instead undertake the same kind of road improvement project that Butler County completed five years ago: increasing lane widths, resurfacing rough highways, and improving visibility at dangerous intersections. Today, major Butler County roads still have a 55 mph speed limit, yet there were 25 percent fewer reported accidents in Butler County this past year than there were five years ago.

Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.

The author of the argument purportedly highlights that last year prunty county had restricted the speed from 55 to 45mph in order to reduce the number of accidents but it has failed. However, the premises upon which he puts his claim are fallacious. For the support of which more well-established evidence should be given.

First, the author contends that the number of accidents has not diminished and according to highway safety report, driver do not respect to speed limit. However, it does not lend credence to the argument since, there is no sufficient evidence to support if speed limit is enough to reduce the number of accidents and force drivers not to exceed their speed. One point that should be considered is that maybe drivers are not enough talent to take the control of their cars or perhaps they have not passed strict rules in order to learn driving. In this case the number of accidents will increase significantly. It is also important to say that patrol report might not be reliable. In fact, there is possibility that drivers are not informed from speed limit or perhaps there is not any speed table for drivers to know safety speed in the highway.

The author also attributes that prunty county should develop its roads same as butler county which conducted five years ago, such as resurfacing, improving visibility and so forth. However, it might seems tenable at face, it has some detects due to the paucity of evidence, that would consolidate the premise the otherwise. One of the main, if not the only, problem with the premise is that maybe there were completely different situation in butler county five years ago. As a matter of fact, the author do not provide any evidence that to the extent the number of accidents decrease. Alongside that, there is possibility that Butler County's highway had terrible condition and they decided to repair it not to diminish the number of accidents.

Finally, as set forth by the author butler roads have still 55mph speed limit and based on report the number of accidents were lower in past recent years than five years ago. Nevertheless, the rationale behind this premise could be challenged owing to an inadequate evidence to support if these two county have same situation. One point that should not go unnoticed is that the report could not be accurate or reliable. Indeed, there is possibility that majority of people have migrated from Butler County five years ago and now the number of population decrease over five years. So, this can lead to fewer accidents in the roads. Moreover, perhaps the roads in Butler County have improved during five years such as width, lane, visibility and so forth, rather than Prunty County.

Having scrutinized the premises, a logical conclusion that can be drawn is that there is some evidence, having been ignored by the author while the presence of which could add to the logic of each premise.

Average: 8.3 (1 vote)
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 536, Rule ID: AFFORD_VBG[1]
Message: This verb is used with infinitive: 'to drive'.
Suggestion: to drive
...t passed strict rules in order to learn driving. In this case the number of accidents w...

Discourse Markers used:
['also', 'but', 'finally', 'first', 'however', 'if', 'may', 'moreover', 'nevertheless', 'so', 'still', 'well', 'while', 'in fact', 'such as', 'as a matter of fact']

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.248148148148 0.25644967241 97% => OK
Verbs: 0.161111111111 0.15541462614 104% => OK
Adjectives: 0.0555555555556 0.0836205057962 66% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0833333333333 0.0520304965353 160% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0240740740741 0.0272364105082 88% => OK
Prepositions: 0.118518518519 0.125424944231 94% => OK
Participles: 0.0407407407407 0.0416121511921 98% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.48546727497 2.79052419416 89% => OK
Infinitives: 0.037037037037 0.026700313972 139% => OK
Particles: 0.0 0.001811407834 0% => OK
Determiners: 0.0888888888889 0.113004496875 79% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0240740740741 0.0255425247493 94% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.0166666666667 0.0127820249294 130% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2915.0 2731.13054187 107% => OK
No of words: 494.0 446.07635468 111% => OK
Chars per words: 5.9008097166 6.12365571057 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.71445763274 4.57801047555 103% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.358299595142 0.378187486979 95% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.218623481781 0.287650121315 76% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.155870445344 0.208842608468 75% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.103238866397 0.135150697306 76% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48546727497 2.79052419416 89% => OK
Unique words: 226.0 207.018472906 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.457489878543 0.469332199767 97% => OK
Word variations: 52.2360988785 52.1807786196 100% => OK
How many sentences: 21.0 20.039408867 105% => OK
Sentence length: 23.5238095238 23.2022227129 101% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.1205025581 57.7814097925 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 138.80952381 141.986410481 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.5238095238 23.2022227129 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.761904761905 0.724660767414 105% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.14285714286 97% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 3.58251231527 28% => OK
Readability: 45.3861577019 51.9672348444 87% => OK
Elegance: 1.51724137931 1.8405768891 82% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.396142864033 0.441005458295 90% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.0906882589022 0.135418324435 67% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0815163778685 0.0829849096947 98% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.564901808588 0.58762219726 96% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.165917089282 0.147661913831 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.164420140819 0.193483328276 85% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0862835673884 0.0970749176394 89% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.433966445191 0.42659136922 102% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.105373484764 0.0774707102158 136% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.264330564764 0.312017818177 85% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0676240394011 0.0698173142475 97% => OK

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.33743842365 96% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 6.87684729064 145% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.82512315271 62% => OK
Positive topic words: 8.0 6.46551724138 124% => OK
Negative topic words: 9.0 5.36822660099 168% => OK
Neutral topic words: 2.0 2.82389162562 71% => OK
Total topic words: 19.0 14.657635468 130% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6 -- The score is based on the average performance of 20,000 argument essays. This e-grader is not smart enough to check on arguments.
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