IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 696 - Increasing the price of the petrol is the best solution to traffic jam

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Increasing the price of the petrol is the best solution to traffic jam and pollution issues.

Do you agree or disagree? Is there any other solution you can propose?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
Nowadays, there is an ongoing debate about the necessary solution to be taken to face the congestion as well as the pollution related problems. Some argue that increasing the price of fuel is the best way while others have different opinions and views. This essay, as my opinion leads to, takes an intermediate position through some considerations given below.
 
I personally believe that gasoline price must be increased. A massive number of vehicles run on the streets, whether it is a narrow one or a boulevard, contributes in some ways of traffic jam and also pollutions. Moreover, most of the cars owners on the road can be recognised, as most of them are wealthy. So the petrol price does not matter for them in most of the cases. The rocketed price of petroleum means less use of personal vehicles, especially for middle-class car owners. Improving the public transportation, on the other hand, would bring more or less, direct or indirect, better transportation facility for all. So, instead of increasing the fuel price, the authority should put more emphasis on enhancing the public transportation facilities, along with increasing the petrol price.
 
However, I believe that this solution must be accompanied by other attempts such as providing higher quality and quantity in public transportations. People need mobilisations as well as they need food and housings, recently so government should see these as a basic input for their service in transportation matter. For instance, the security for commuters is important. They want to be secure so government should provide security officer in appropriate number that could lead to convenient in reaching the destinations. They also need enough vehicles with short-scheduled arrivals so they will not come late to attend their meetings, for instance. Besides, there should be a high improvement in the quality of roads as well as the stations which should be added. As the result, there will be increasing number shifting utilisation in mobile from private to public transportation.
 
To sum up, push the price of oil up is the great idea to deal with the transportation problems, but the stakeholders also have obligations to be finished to get the highest result.
 
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+2 # Thilini Shani 2015-07-25 19:06
Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

It is undeniable that nowadays tremendous growth of vehicle has become a major issue to traffic and air pollution. Considering this, some analysts insist increasing the price of petrol could be best way to solve the traffic congestion. However, I staunchly disagree with the above recommend propose due to some notable reasons.


There is a significant factor that affirms that increased petrol price is a good way to solve growing traffic congestion. Higher fuel price could be a significant factor to deter people from purchasing more cars. It is generally seen that transport cost is one of the main factors of the production. Therefore, due to increasing of petrol price, all prices of consumer goods could be increased as well. For example, food, cloths, medicine and important necessities can be taken as examples whose prices rely on the petrol price in most of the countries.


In spite of views discussed above, regarding tremendous growth of traffic and air pollution, there are some groups who consider increasing petrol price as positive factors. Reducing number of vehicles running on the road could be a substantial reason behind the opponent's viewpoint. Further, people who use private vehicles should bear higher fuel cost to travel day to day work. Therefore, they will be forced to use to use public transports alternative to their own cars.


No doubt, increasing petrol price would reduce traffic congestion and air pollution to some extent; however, it may also not be forgotten that increasing price of consumer goods due to growing fuel cost would be a bad idea. If this is the case, would be judicious enough to support can people live without their necessities? My answer would be no.


In last undoubtedly, increasing petrol price is not the best solution to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. However I believe that the government should enforce such rules to reduce number of vehicles on the road and that could be helpful to have clean environment to the nation.
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