Raising Petrol Prices
by Elshan Salayev
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Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?
What other measures do you think might be effective?
Today most of the modern cities are associated with traffic obstacles and environmental issues. I firmly believe that higher prices of petrol will enable us to eliminate these imperfections, while other methods should be employed wisely as well.
First of all, I reckon that problems related to the movement of cars through roads can be fixed by charging large sums of money from car owners. On condition that petrol becomes more expensive, the number of people who find using a car affordable will decrease. As a consequence, more individuals will rely on public transport. Besides this, governments have to require all drivers of private cars to pay a lot for the parking places they use. As far as I am concerned, some car owners tend to leave their vehicles near their apartments free of charge in Baku, which makes exploitation of cars extremely affordable. Also, more places should be redesigned for pedestrians, which includes preventing cars from accessing central areas of the cities.
Secondly, increased petrol prices will have positive effects on the environment. Most importantly, since the number of people preferring public transport and walking to driving will surge due to the increased petrol prices, the number of fumes will become reduced considerably. Currently, it is commonly believed by many scholars that Co2 produced by ordinary engines of cars deteriorates air in the cities. In addition, a gargantuan amount of waste is created by people. I firmly believe that megapolises, such as Moscow and Baku, must have recycling facilities that will prevent citizens from of these cities to dispose of their rubbish. I am convinced that some materials (plastic, paper, clothes and others) will be used in a more sustainable way because of recycling.
All in all, I consider that increased prices on petrol will lead to a decreased quantity of cars in modern cities, which will positively affect the environment and proliferation of public transport. Moreover, all cities must be equipped with recycling facilities, and car owners must pay a lot for their parking places.