IMAT 2013 Q8 [Flaw | Transport]

A nationwide survey showed that the majority of people would not be willing to give up their car in favour of public transport. However, in a recent survey of people living in an area with heavy traffic problems, 76% stated that they would prefer to travel to work by public transport if the system was made more reliable. This shows that the previous findings were wrong. We should, therefore, restrict car use and start a programme of improving the nation’s public transport network as soon as possible.

Which one of the following is the best statement of the flaw in the argument above?

A. It fails to specify which types of public transport are to be improved.

B. The counter arguments are not explained in detail.

C. The statistic presented may not be representative of the whole population.

D. It does not consider the 24% who would not prefer to use public transport.

E. It fails to explain how the public transport system can be improved.