IELTS Essay Sample- The best way to reduce the number of traffic accidents is to raise age limit for the younger drivers and to lower age limit for the aged ones. Do you agree?

It is accepted that road accidents have increased in the last few decades. With the rapid increase in the number of vehicles on the road, together with the hush and rush lifestyles of the drivers, traffic accidents seem to be escalating in our society.Age of drivers contribute to the number of accidents, but surely not as the main factor.

Those who argue with the statement would view old and young drivers to be more reckless and therefore would be more prone to traffic accidents on the road. Lack of experience, carelessness, forgetfulness and poor fitness condition may be reasons for limiting age of drivers.For young people, the age limit can be increased because their temperament and attitude towards importance of life is not that mature. Inspired by movies, they try to mimic the stunts in real life. With older aged people, they tend to be more forgetful and tired. Many a times they fall asleep due to health issues.

On the other hand, those against the argument think that age is only a small determinant and that there is a need to look at more effective measures such as reducing the number of vehicles on road. More stringent rules have to be implemented on drivers who are drunk while driving. many drivers also drive overloaded trucks which also lead to accidents. Many drivers who are stuck in traffic jams, tend to drive faster to reach their destination on time.

To sum up, age is one of the many contributors for accidents. There are other factors too. But I believe that limiting age would help in curbing the problem.


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