Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and polution problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective?

It is a saying that higher
price
of
petrol
is the best solution to tackle the increasing
traffic
and
pollution
problems
. I totally disagree with it, and
this
essay will explain why and gives my opinion about other effective measures. There are several reasons why increasing the
price
of
petrol
is not the best way to solve these
problems
. The
first
thing is that the volume of
traffic
will not have a significant decrease due to the high
petrol
price
. If
petrol
becomes higher,
people
would like to choose electrical
cars
, which means the number of
cars
will not decline.
Hence
, it will not solve growing
traffic
.
Secondly
, the main resource of
pollution
is not
cars
. When gasoline's
price
is higher,
people
could disuse their
cars
,
for instance
, they may choose electrical
cars
or public transportation, whereas it only has a fewer influence, because the
pollution
from automobile emissions is not the main
pollution
.
However
, we can use other methods to solve these
problems
. On the one hand, we can improve the city's public transportation.
People
do not like it, because it is not reliable and makes
people
feel uncomfortable due to exploring an unclean environment. If public transport is improved,
people
will choose more public transport, which means there will be less
traffic
on the road, and
traffic
congestion will be alleviated.
On the other hand
, the government should restrict
pollution
from factories.
For example
, the government can issue laws to strictly limit the
pollution
of factories.
Pollution
from factories is much more than others, if it can be controlled under a reasonable standard, it will significantly reduce the global total
pollution
. In conclusion, increasing the
price
of
petrol
can not effectively solve
traffic
congestion and
pollution
, and the above two
problems
can be effectively alleviated through public transportation and factory
pollution
control.
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