IELTS Essay Topic:
The best way to reduce the number of traffic accidents is to raise the age limit for younger drivers and lower the age limit for elderly ones.
Do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answers and provide relevant example and experience you might have.
Today traffic accidents have become a pressing issue in the entire world. It is because some believe that many young drivers are using vehicles roughly and they start driving at an early age which increases road accidents. Not only youngsters but also older people contribute to increasing accidents. Therefore ideally, a suitable age limit should be imposed for drivers to reduce the number of heinous accidents happening on roads each day.
Firstly, major issues are being raised due to young drivers and their approach towards traffic etiquette. It results into dangerous accidents. Today’s youth are often inspired by films’ action scenes and they apply those in real life. It can increase accident significantly. Young drivers are often reckless and have less experience in driving. Their irresponsible driving and lack of knowledge in traffic rules can create chaos in roads.
Secondly, many adults have drinking problems and have weak eye sights. They often feel dizzy or sleepy in long drives. Sometimes such minor mistakes of drivers fail other innocent drivers of the road and devastating accidents happen.
Therefore, I believe that government should increase the required age of young people for driving and before awarding them driving license they should also been educated about traffic rules and driving skills. Similarly older people with physical or drinking problem should be prohibited from driving. Old people often suffer from many illnesses like low eyesight, hearing loss and that become hurdles while driving.
In conclusion, age limit of people for driving is an essential step in reducing traffic accidents. I would also suggest that not only age limit of young and elder drivers should be strictly followed but also their physical fitness, driving skills and ability should be rigidly checked and monitored before permitting them for driving.
[Written by – Ankita Bhatt ]