There have been growing discussions on the transportation system in various countries especially in developing countries. The over-reliance on personal cars as the major means of movement has created several problems in the society.
essay aims to discuss some of the problems and
suggest relevant solutions for curbing
To start with, there are two major problems caused by relying on private vehicles and they are increased traffic and higher accidence rate.
, over-dependence on
means increases the traffic situation in the country ,especially in major cities. Take,
, a study of one of the most populous cities in Nigeria which showed that 80% of Lagosians got to work at least 30 minutes late due to the traffic they faced whilst commuting to their offices daily. Another issue is the alarming accident rates in areas caused by nationals depending largely on their own vehicles. A recent survey in India shows that there are high accident rates in areas without alternative forms of movement.
, it is important to address the issues in a timely manner to reduce the negative impact on urban locations.
To address the negative impact raised, the government should provide other means of transportation and
subsidize their cost.
with, providing alternative transportation
as train, buses and bikes will help in addressing the burden on individual's cars.
, an online survey in Kenya showed that there was a 35% reduction of vehicles on the road due to the revamp of their rail sector.
, their government
introduced a subsidy on public transport cost for citizens thereby encouraging them to use
type of transport system. Taking these recommendations into cognisance will have a positive impact on communities at large.
In conclusion, there are major concerns arising from relying on personal cars
as accident and congestion.
, it is important for the society to considers making other movement types available to the public as well as subsidising the cost of commuting. It is predicted that
move will have a long term effect on societies.