Traffic Jams in the Mordern world

Kenya
June 7, 2007 7:24am CST
Do you think the goverment should increase the tax on vehicle and make them costly for buyers to reduce traffic jams in the mordern roads and reduce on public vehicles
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4 responses
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Welcome to myLot airtight Hope you will enjoy your time here. To tell you the truth I don't think it would make any difference here in the United States. The high price of gas has not slowed the population down from traveling. We have gotten so into the habit of just jumping into our cars and going that we really don't stop and worry about how much it costs.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
7 Jun 07
Bangkok traffic - During peak hours
In Singapore, where i'm from, the cars are extremely expensive. Even then, there are thousands of people queueing up to buy new ones. The rule in Singapore is that old cars (10 years old or more) has to be sold. Old cars pay higher taxes if owners still wants to keep them. An average monthly payments for a car would include, petrol which costs $120 for a full tank of a 1.8litre MPV, monthly parking about $100, etc... My point is, as long as people do not realise the effects their car has on our environment, nothing will ever change. - Lyn
@piropos (312)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I don't know the economic repercussions if this proposal will be implemented. But what I am sure of is that the environment, and eventually the people's health will benefit. The earth needs a rest from breathing in foul smoke from those gas guzzling vehicles. People who are in the most populated cities where almost every family has a car are often the victims too of environmental pollution brought about by the cars that they themselves use. I would support any proposal that would reduce the number of vehicles on the road, that would result in zero traffic jams, zero pollution and zero environmental damage.
• Malaysia
7 Jun 07
suzuki swift - my car, suzuki swift :D
nope, i don't think increasing the tax on vehicle would work. and what if you wanna get yourself a car one day but the tax is so high so you aren't able to afford a car? that's sad. perhaps one of the things is to provide more reliable, efficient and effective public transportation, and ensure that the system is really really good. then maybe it would encourage people to use public transportation which would lead to cars decreasing on the road? hehe....