12.3 Distinguishing Between Conclusions and Recommendations (Obj. 2)
A study of red light traffic violations produced the following find- ings: Red light traffic violations were responsible for more than 25,000 crashes in one state. Crashes from running red lights decreased by
10 percent in areas using camera programs to cite offenders. Two out of seven local governments studied showed a profit from the pro- grams; the others lost money.8
Your Task. Based on the preceding facts, indicate whether the following statements are conclusions or recommendations:
a. Red light violations are dangerous offenses.
b. Red light cameras are an effective traffic safety tool.
c. Local governments should be allowed to implement red light camera programs.
d. Although red light camera programs are expensive, they prevent crashes and are, therefore, worthwhile.
e. The city of Centerville should not implement a red light program because of the program’s cost.
f. Red light programs are not necessarily profitable for local governments.