IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 514 - Private cars on the roads in many parts of the world has led to serious problems
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The proliferation of private cars on the roads in many parts of the world has led to serious problems of pollution and may contribute to global warming. Some people think that governments should spend money for the development of public transportation systems in order to help alleviate this problem. Others think it is better to spend money for the development of electric and other types of cars that may cause less pollution.
Do you think it is better for governments to spend money developing public transportation or developing new kinds of cars?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Pollution from automobiles is a major concern in the modern society, especially due to the increasing number of cars on the road. This is one of the major causes for the climate change problem the world is facing today. To address this issue, it is better for the governments to build a reliable and convenient public transportation infrastructure instead of spending money for the development of less pollution cars. Bases for my views this solution is economical and social.
From the economical perspective, public transportation systems are much cheaper choice for the people and affordable for all classes in the society. For instance, the MRT system in Singapore helps millions of people to travel daily with comfort and convenience. In addition, it generates revenue for the government as it requires one time capital investment to setup a mass transportation system like a metro train system, and to get a recurring income thereafter. In addition, such a transport system helps the public to save money in travelling and reducing their cost of living.
From the social perspective, public transport system helps the society in many ways. Less traffic on road means fewer accidents, and thus creates a safety living environment. Moreover, the roads are freely available for critical life saving services like fire accidents, medical emergency and police operations. Also a public transport system helps to unite all classes of people in the society by providing a uniform means of commuting. On the other hand, the private vehicles, which are of different quality and cost for the rich, average and the poor, displays the economical gap within the public in society.
In conclusion, even though less pollution cars are good for the environment, a good public transport system is better choice for its residents because it is not only environment-friendly, but also accessible for all in the community. Hence governments should spend money to develop robust public transport systems.
[ Written by - Sanoon ]