The issue of number of vehicles increasing on roads has become a major problem in recent years in most countries worldwide. These days, people are being urged to use other kinds of transport and laws have also been introduced in effort to regulate the over growing number of vehicles in many countries. In this research paper I will explain further on various procedures that can be adopted in order to regulate vehicle ownership and use.
Many people in developed nations have personal cars and use them in their daily travels. In fact, this is a more convenient way of travelling than using public methods of transport. The most recommendable way to regulate the number of vehicles is through development of public transport through the appropriate standards and urging people to use them (Paulley, 2006). Reducing travel charges and boosting the availability of public transport will also attract people to use them. In addition, alternative methods of transport such as bicycles, motorcycles or waterways should also be made popular for people to use (Mizushina, 1971). These methods are also effective with regard to the environment. This leads to reduction in environmental pollution and less congestion on our roads.
Implementing laws in response to this problem has become significant .For instance; Singapore imposes heavy taxes for people buying new vehicles and also a heavy annual fee to register the vehicles. Furthermore, the car can only be used for ten years since the day they were manufactured. If the car owner wants to keep the car for more than ten years, huge sum of money for registration applies.
To conclude, I think the increased number of vehicles in our roads is unavoidable .However, there are various steps which can be adopted to regulate and reduce the harmful result experienced with it.