In order to solve traffic problems, governments should tax private car owners heavily and use the money to improve public transportation. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a solution?

Traffic congestion in many cities around the world is severe. One possible solution to
this
problem is to impose heavy taxes on car drivers and
use
this
money
to make public
transport
better.
This
essay will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of
such
a measure. One of the
first
benefits of
such
a measure is that the heavy taxes would discourage car owners from using their cars because it would become very expensive to drive.
This
would mean that they would begin to make
use
of public
transport
instead
,
thus
reducing traffic problems and pollution as well. Another benefit would be that much more
use
would be made of public
transport
if it was improved. It is often the case that public
transport
in cities is very poor.
For example
, we often see old buses and trains that people would rather not
use
. High taxes would generate enough
money
to make the necessary changes.
Nevertheless
, there are drawbacks to
such
a solution.
First
and foremost,
this
would be a heavy burden on the car drivers. At present, taxes are already high for a lot of people, and so
further
taxes would only mean less
money
at the end of the month for most people who may have no choice but to drive every day.
In addition
,
this
type of tax would likely be set at a fixed amount.
This
would mean that it would hit those with less
money
harder, whilst the rich could likely afford it. It is
therefore
not a fair tax. To conclude,
this
solution is worth considering to improve the current situation, but there are advantages and disadvantages of introducing
such
a policy.
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Include an introduction and conclusion

A conclusion is essential for IELTS writing task 2. It is more important than most people realise. You will be penalised for missing a conclusion in your IELTS essay.

The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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