Which of the following most logically completes the argument?
When officials in Tannersburg released their plan to widen the city's main roads, environmentalists protested that widened roads would attract more traffic and lead to increased air pollution. In response, city officials pointed out that today's pollution-control devices are at their most effective in vehicles traveling at higher speeds and that widening roads would increase the average speed of traffic. However, this
effect can hardly be expected to offset the effect pointed out by environmentalists, since ___
【选项】increase.s in traffic volume generally produce decreases in the average speed of traffic unless roads are widened