IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 621 - Car ownership has increased rapidly over the past thirty years

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Car ownership has increased so rapidly over the past thirty years that many cities in the world are now ‘one big traffic jam.’

How true do you think this statement is?
What measures can governments take to discourage people from using their cars?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
It is true that the car ownerships went up dramatically over the last three decades. It automatically leads to the traffic congestion in some cities in many countries of the world. We cannot limit the number of car possessions to deal with this issue. Therefore, the government should think about some solutions to persuade people from using their own transport in order to reduce the traffic jam.

The demand of car purchasing has increased remarkably and it makes car companies produce and release a high number of car production as well. Simultaneously, the government does not provide the equitable infrastructure, such as the street space and alternative motorways. Consequently, it is normal that traffic congestion happens because the number of cars is not proportional with the facility provided. Another reason is that the price of cars is so affordable that people can get a car easily.

In my opinion, there are several actions that government can take to settle from this complicated problem. Firstly, whilst the car companies produce their cars, the government should build and develop the road infrastructure in order to give an enough space for many vehicles to minimise the congestion of traffic. Secondly, the government can collaborate with the car companies in producing small cars. The advancement of technology today is sufficient to create an innovation in case of car production. The last but not least is that government should provide many alternative transportations for public such as Trans-City Buses, Sky Trains, and Underground Trains which offer better facility, safer, and more affordable as well as faster transportation. As a result, people will tend to choose public transportations than using their own cars. Therefore, the traffic jam will be dramatically reduced.

As the statements mentioned above, it can be concluded that the number of car possession cannot be circumscribed in this past thirty years. However, there are many solvable ways that government might take to tackle that issue.

[ Written by - Zainul Yasni ]

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