Cars have been in use since the year 1870. Since then their number on the roads has increased many times over. They also went through a lot of changes, both on the outside as well as on the inside. Cars seem to have made our live easier, more convenient. Nevertheless in my opinion more cars give us much more problems than they solve.
The first problem is money. You have to earn a considerable amount of money to be able to afford one. The prices of new cars are so high that you usually need to take a credit to buy one. The subsequent costs of insurance, tax and repairs also tend to be quite expensive.
This leads to another problem, meaning car theft. This is a serious threat to consider as it is not uncommon that cars are stolen. You can try to protect you car by installing car alarms or buying a place in a guarded parking lot. Unfortunately such solutions generate more costs and make having a car even more expensive.
Last but not least there are problems connected with society. The large amount of cars has led to an increase of noise levels in city areas and along main road routs. It has also lead to a decrease of air quality in previously mentioned areas. This makes life more and more difficult in large city areas as people become ill from breathing toxic fumes or from noise and large amount of stress caused by traveling in heavy traffic.
In contrast it must be admitted that cars make certain things easier for us. For example we can get from on place to another without having to wait for a bus or a train and you can get straight to the derided spot not only to the bus stop or a station.
To conclude, cars help us a lot but enslave us even more. It is time to think what can be done to lessen the cars’ bad influence on our lives. Or are we too used to our present lives to look for alternatives for cars?