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  • Rekha

    December 14, 2021 at 6:47 AM

    Traffic congestion is one of the pressing issues in many urban cities around the world. Since everyone uses the transport system in everyday life to reach the destination on time, it is essential to manage the traffic. In this essay, we will go through the various reasons for the traffic congestion and possible solutions to eradicate the problem.

    To begin, various reasons might cause the traffic congestion, and the situation is not limited to slower speeds, increase vehicle queues, and longer trip times. Undoubtedly, one of the primary reasons is that people do not follow the traffic rules and regulations. As everyone tries to reach their destination without stopping at the stop signs and red signals which would result in traffic congestion and would not let any vehicle move towards any direction. Additionally, when traffic signals are not working and lack of appropriate signs especially at schooling and housing areas will also develop a similar situation. For example, there was a situation in Singapore in 2008, where a traffic signal was not working, and everyone was moving in their direction which resulted in the traffic jam and took more than 6 hours to clear it which also led 2 people to die as they were trying to commute to hospital in an emergency condition.

    However, there are solutions to eradicate this situation such as by enforcing strict rules and regulations by government bodies along with the periodic examination of the transport system of the city. People tend to be lenient when there are no consequences, by incurring tickets and fines whenever they do not follow the regulations. For example, the person will be cautious to repeat a second time whenever a person crosses the red signal or didn’t stop at the red sign. In addition, the government needs to set up a department that is focused to examine the traffic systems to ensure all the traffic signals and systems are working appropriately. In Japan, they have improved their entire traffic system and have noticed the reduction of traffic congestion from 48% to 5% in five years.

    To conclude, by enforcing proper regulations and strategies by government to the traffic system we can eliminate all the struggles that an individual in facing on roads.

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