The first car appeared on British roads in 1888. By the year 2000, there may be as many as 29 million vehicles on British roads. Alternative forms of transport should be encouraged and international laws introduced to control car ownership and use. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Transportation is an age long human activity.
Although
, the
first
vehicle to ply the roads of Britain was seen in 1888, the number of automobiles on the roads drastically increased to 29 million after 12 years.
Therefore
, I completely support the
use
of alternative modes of
transport
and introduction of international laws to regulate the way motor vehicles are being used and owned. Excessive
use
of automobiles for
transport
is highly associated with traffic congestion witnessed on our roads today.
Consequently
, people spend too long hours on journeys that ought to have taken them
few minutes
Suggestion
a few minutes
,
thus
, physical and psychological stress ensues. A good example is the case of Lagos, a densely populated state located in the South Western part of Nigeria, where most residents leave their homes early and return in very late in the night due to incessant delays experienced on the roads. It is,
therefore
, imperative for government to reinforce other means of
transport
such
as railway and mass
transport
systems, in order to considerably reduce the number of cars in
use
. Another reason why I support
this
idea is the negative impact of car
use
on the environment.
This
is because global warming had been revealed to be mainly caused by
carbondioxide
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carbon dioxide
, a gas released from internal combustion engines of automobiles. Global warming depletes the ozone layer, which is a protective covering of the atmosphere.
For instance
, a recent
study WHO
Accept comma addition
study, WHO
pointed out that the principal source of CO2 is the fume discharged from car exhaust.
Hence
, restriction of car ownership and
use
will invariably help to curtail the menace of global warming. To sum up, due to an upsurge in the
use
of vehicles, I am of the opinion that there should be reinforcement of railway
transport
and adoption of foreign laws to curb the ownership and
use
of cars.
This
will go a long way in reducing traffic congestion and making our environment safer.
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