high penalty for driving offensesTOPIC: Some people think that strict punishment for driving offences are the key to reduce traffic accidents. Others, however, believe that other measures would be more effective in improving road safety. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In recent years, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of road accidents. While some people think that the government should apply heavy punishment for traffic violations, I would argue that it is better to implement other ways to make the road safer.
The option to impose a harsh sentence for driver offences offers some benefits. The drivers tend to be worry about facing a higher finance penalty or even losing their licenses for a longer time. For this reason, a severe fine could affect on drivers' safe road behavior and eventually improve compliance with traffic law. To take Vietnam as an illustration, no longer after the Decree 100 which fines up to highest level for drunk drivers issued in 2019, the number of fatal crashes dramatically decline.
On the other hand, I believe that it is more effective to promote road safety by developing other methods. Firstly, the government should spend a financial support on improving transport infrastructure. For example, only when warning signs are designed and installed along highways are drivers able to recognise the front potential road dangers. By this way, the drivers could minimize the risk of causing any road traffic crashes. Secondly, launching of safe traffic advertising campaigns on some means of media is also an ideal way to ensure road safety. Not only do these advertising allow viewers to get more knowledge of traffic law but they also raise more awareness of safe traffic. An example here is Cananda, double of safe traffic program broadcast on Radio is associated with a significant decrease in the number of traffic violations on 2019. This example makes it clear why government should run more such advertising to encourage public awareness about road safety.
In conclusion, although a sufficiently high penalty could deter dangerous driving from committing traffic violation, I believe that there are plenty of other methods which is much better to tackle this problem.