Most people believe that stricter punishment should be given for traffic offences. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some institutions now are forcing the government for a stricter punishment for people who violate traffic regulations. I agree about this phenomenon as it is important for us to reduce accident rate and push people to safer transportation.

First of all, I think that people who violate rules such as driving under the influence of alcohol and those who exceed speed limits are serious threat for the life of other road users. Moreover, teenagers tend to drive while texting or communicating in their mobile phone, which distracts their focus from what’s going on in the road. Pedestrians are primarily at risk due to such dangerous behaviors. Therefore, we need to punish people with severe punishments so that they don’t do it again and again. In addition to that we need to prevent it by campaigning massively in the media about the safety in the road.

Secondly, I think that private cars cause the most of accident in the road. If only more people use public transportation such as MRT or Electric Train or buses, then the number of accidents should show a significant reduction. We need a good policy to let people know that private cars should be used more responsibly. For example, people who have accident while driving their own cars should not be driving their private cars for two years time and can only take public transportation. This kind of regulation will effectively remove the threat from the road, at least for some time.

In conclusion, I totally agree that the government should give severe punishment to deter all dangerous driving habit. Reckless driving is a serious threat for people’s life and it is time that we do something effective to prevent it from happening.