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Nowadays, many people drive to work or school instead of walking, cycling or using public transport. Does this trend have more advantages or more disadvantages?
Nowadays, many people drive to work or school instead of walking, cycling or using public transport. From my perspective, this trend has more disadvantages than advantages due to three main reasons.
Firstly, the big number of personal vehicles, like cars, motorbikes, etc has a detrimental impact on the environment. To be more specific, the emissions from them are one of the leading causes of air pollution. Additionally, this also induces visual and noise pollution. Secondly, since the environment is polluted, public welfare will also be damaged drastically. They are at risk of contracting respiratory diseases, or even cancers. Moreover, to a further extent and in a long period, these changes in the environment may bring human-being and other creatures to the brink of death. Besides, driving is not a really active activity, so people will get lazier. In this way, as their body lacks physical exercise, the muscles will become weaker, the fat in their body cannot be consumed, we will easily be obese, which leads to many fatal diseases, like cardiovascular diseases. Last but not least, this trend can cause traffic jams in many big cities due to the number of vehicles on the streets, especially in rush hours, which results in not only accidents but also environmental contamination.
To sum up, it is uncontroversial that this trend has more drawbacks than benefits. However, we also can't deny how comfortable and convenient driving to work or school is. Therefore, we should deal with this trend wisely and reasonably.