Some people claim that there are more disadvantages of the car than its advantages. Do you agree or disagree? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a car.

Although
having a
car
is more comfortable and
time
-saving, it
also
has disadvantages of affecting the environment.
This
essay will discuss
people
owning and travelling with a private
car
making them convenient and cut down on travelling
time
, but it
also
caused pollutions and traffic jams. Whilst acknowledging there are advantages of travelling via a private
car
, the essay will argue that the disadvantages of travelling with private cars outweigh the advantages. The main advantage of having a
car
is convenience and freedom of travel. When owning a
car
you do not need to worry about the public transportation's schedule and lengthy waiting
time
of the public bus/train arrivals. It
also
cut down on the travelling
time
and inconvenience of planning the routes.
Moreover
, travelling in a
car
is more comfortable that you are able to have a private journey with your family and children unlike the public transport to share with other strangers.
For example
, in some emergency cases
such
as health issues which happened at midnight or remote area that public transportations are unable to reach and, which requires immediate medical attention from the healthcare professional, owning a
car
is much more flexible and lifesaving to transfer the patient to the hospital. So, most of the
people
trying to buy their own cars
instead
of taking public transportations.
On the other hand
, more and more
people
owning a
car
not only caused the problem of traffic jams but
also
caused pollutions to the environment. And that leads to huge damage to human health and all living beings on earth.
For example
, due to ,pollutions climate changes happened and icebergs are disappearing caused the polar bear's difficulty to survive. And more private cars on roads caused traffic congestion made all public and private transports commuters require to wait a certain amount of
time
and delay their journey due to the problem.
Moreover
, the cost of buying and maintaining a private
car
needs to spend a large amount of money
such
as paying tax,
car
park fees and fuel, etc. So, those are the serious problems caused by owning a
car
, and we need to consider reducing it and promote to use of public transportations. In conclusion, the government should set up public transportation to be more flexible, accessible, safe and efficient and promote
people
to take public transport than buying a
car
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