IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Reduce Traffic Accidents

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

The best way to reduce the number of traffic accidents is to raise the age limit for younger drivers and lower the age limit for aged ones.

Do you agree?

Write at least 250 words.


SAMPLE ANSWER

The advancement in technology and the improved economic standards of people has in some way increased the number of automobiles in the roads. With the increased number of vehicles and the busy lifestyle, the number of accidents have increased. Some people are of the opinion that the number of accidents can be lowered by increasing the age limit for youngsters and decreasing for the older generation. In my opinion, making another law might not be the most pragmatic thing to do.

Making new age limits can back fire the law in many ways. Firstly, by doing this  a simple message that the old and the young are reckless drivers gets into the local people. This might not go very well into the population. Secondly, it is not very pragmatic to make sure that the law is being followed. It is not possible for the police men to stop every vehicle and check the age of the driver, making this law redundant.

On the other hand, to reduce the number of accidents several other effective methods are available such as reducing number of vehicles on the road through car pool, implementing more stringent regulations on alcohol drink driving and possibly to revise on the standard of driving test for young and old drivers on the road.

Overall, increasing/decreasing the age limit might sound right, but it fails in its practical implementation. The government and individuals must step together and take steps to reduce traffic and accidents in a more practical way.

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