C states that plastic sleds can be used in a much wider variety of snow conditions than wooden sleds can.
Lets say the winter goes for 6 months. Plastic sleds can be used for whole 6 months but wooden sleds can be used only in 2 months. That means more people are going to use plastic sleds so their might be more accidents. For ex. out of 800 people using plastic 200 got injured but out of 200 people using wooden 100 got injured. So the concern with the no. of children using plastic sleds got injured while sledding is undermined.
a) You are assuming safety of plastic sleds Vs safety of wooden sleds. You shouldn’t do that.
B) Very tempting but DO NOT fall for it. You do not know whether children used more protective gear now or whether they used them 10yrs back. This is just a generalized statement intended to trap you.
Food for thought: 15 years back cartridge razors became a household thing because they were touted to be the safest to use, and men stopped using straight razors. However, a recent survey by a leading mens magazine has published that the number of people who get nicks and cuts while using a cartridge razor has increased significantly in the last 2 years. Clearly straight razors were safer than cartridge razors. What is the flaw in this argument? – I made this up now, but it is more or less along the lines of the original question. Gowri/Arun please do not kill me for making up questions 🙂
Basically , we need to find the flaw between absolute numbers and percentages. Now a classic answers hould say in the last 10 years #of sledders have increased by so and so folds.