It is believed that traffic and pollution issues would be best tackled by higher
of gas. In my opinion,
idea is completely flawed and there are other reasonable alternatives.
In theory, the increase in gasoline
might reduce the demand for fuel, which might force
to switch to cleaner energy sources, leading to environmental protection.
as gasoline and oil play an essential part in life, which means
solution will not stop consumers from buying. To give an example, at the end of 2021,
in the UK were still waiting in line to refuel their cars.
Another reason why I disagree is that there are more promising solutions than rising fuel
, the government can adopt alternative measures
as limiting car travel in major cities. To be more precise, the government can introduce congestion pricing, which makes car drivers pay a toll before entering the city centres. That will help to reduce the number of vehicles in cities, leading to a reduction in exhaust levels.
, the government should attempt to raise
's awareness of environmental protection.
, the local authorities can call for
to clean the streets where they live 1-2 times a week, which will make them more aware of environmental protection.
In conclusion, I believe that heightening the price of fuel used for travelling to address traffic and pollution problems is somewhat absurd; and that some other methods should be adopted