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Topic: On Balmer Island, where mopeds serve as a popular form of transportation, the population increases to 100,000 during the summer months. To reduce the number of accidents involving mopeds and pedestrians, the town council of Balmer Island should limit the number of mopeds rented by the island's moped rental companies from 50 per day to 25 per day during the summer season. By limiting the number of rentals, the town council will attain the 50 percent annual reduction in moped accidents that was achieved last year on the neighboring island of Seaville, when Seaville's town council enforced similar limits on moped rentals."
Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the recommendation is likely to have the predicted result. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation.
While the proposal apparently solves the problem of accidents in the island, it requires some vigorous vetting before concluding that it is justified to put it into action.
First off, for the increased number of passerngers gathering in the island during summer will rush the system even more and will cause a time limit effect to carry all the passenger to their destination in time. This fact will cause the drivers to drive faster and may lead to more accidents than what is being observed these days.
Moreover, just the cutting off of the mopeds of the road will not solve the issue. To make sure that the passers-by on the road are okay, it requires investigation of the presence and location of the foot over bridge or footpaths which ensure the safe walking of the travelers on the island. Presence of speed breaker or zebra- crossing in places of relatively more people can also stop road accidents with the pedestrians as installations of this can help the driver to automatically slow down and allow the pedestrians to pass. If there’s not enough of this system, then diminishing the number of the mopeds will have little effect on the risk of accident.
What’s more required is to check for the capability of the drivers’ to do their business; if they are properly educated on driving and if they have sound knowledge of the traffic system.
While the solution as stated in the prompt is working for the other city, it may not do the same for this one.The area of the seaville may be smaller and decreasing moped rentals might have no issue with the overall transportation system. This may not hold true for this city as it has way more people during the summer and may face severe problem on the road in proper management of the tourist reaching their destination in time.
Due to the lack of the transportation, a single mopede may be overloaded with the passernger, say for a single family of four and it may run into accidents because of its not being fit for carrying this load.
From all the aspects described above , it doesn’t sound feasible enough to decrease the number of mopede during the summer will provide a good solution for the existing crisis.
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