The 10 Commandments of And How Learn More
June 26, 2020
Impact Of Cars In Our Society Today
From the start of the twentieth century, the use of cars as a means of transport has been common in the world. Throughout the world, cars have become an accepted symbol in the transport industry. Being the most popular means to get by, their effect has been felt in the world. For developing countries, not many effects have been noted as in the first world countries that are more industrialized. There has been an increase in both the good and bad effects that the invention of cars has caused in society including the change in social infrastructure.
Even a blind man can be able to tell the benefits that cars have brought to the human race. The car industry has created a lot of jobs for our population just as we have previously stated. Jobs created through the car manufacturing industry have mainly gone to benefit our unemployed youth. Several people would be left without a job or home if at all the car industry were to stop the manufacture of cars. If we decide to venture into the world of a car owner in order to see all the people involved in the car industry, first, the car is sold from the dealer shop having already gotten insurance from a reliable insurance company. In case of fuel shortage, they stop at a gas station then fill up the car’s tank. A mechanic handles the car when it needs to be serviced and the car wash cleans it when it gets dusty. For economic growth, we need all these people actively working since they are affected by the car industry directly.
An overshadowed effect of increased availability of cars to the population is that it has led to increased laziness in people. Some have resorted to never walking anywhere, no matter how close it is. Taxi applications have tripled in number over the last two years since people prefer paying for taxis rather than be found walking the sidewalks. Some countries have fallen into a trap of auto-dependency where the citizens barely see the need for using a sidewalk and instead prefer the use of cars. Such countries usually have increased carbon emissions into the environment due to the use of cars powered by fuel. An increase in these kinds of emissions has led to catastrophes due to global warming and rise in the sea level.
We still need to keep in mind the effects cars have had in our lives, both the good and bad. We would not stand a chance if at all mother nature decided to fight back with us. Achieving a balance between technology and nature will ensure our survival in the long run.