Why Roads Get Congested?

The modern world is a busy place with millions of people travelling from place to place every hour. Students travelling to their schools, colleges, universities etc. and job holders and professional personnel travelling to their workplaces etc. due these busy circumstances there is a constant threat of traffic which stands as an obstacle for all these people. 

This issue occurs due to the congestion of roads. The poor infrastructure, material, poor use of capital and the reliable minister for roads being made in an unplanned manner are the main root causes of this problem. This makes it difficult for the public to commute to their work areas, thus, causing distortion in their daily routines. This congestion causes continuous traffic jams, which further makes it difficult to commute.

Traffic problems occur due to the workplaces being so far away from the residential areas due to which people prefer private transport instead of public transport which causes an increase in the number of cars on the roads thus increasing traffic jams. People have to travel long distances to obtain or provide goods and services due to which they prefer private transport which again increases traffic. Not only this but the increasing number cars that are bought by the middle class as they can afford to buy them, further promotes to the problem of traffic.Also the other various causes are:

Private encroachments

Non-cooperation amongst drivers

Excessive rule breaking during driving

Road accidents

Lack of freeways, highways etc.

Poor-quality of public transport

Poor enforcement of public transport laws

High fares of public transport

The above mentioned are the reasons for the increase in traffic jams.

The countries have tried to improve the traffic conditions by the introduction of Metro busses with low fares in their major cities. This is a measure taken by the government to reduce the traffic which is paying off. Further, the government should reinforce public transport laws and make sure that the quality of public transport does not fall.

Furthermore, themotorways have been opened for the public to access long distance routes easily and with wide roads to prevent traffic jams. Various other measures are also being taken to recover parking spaces by demolishing illegal buildings etc.

Finally the government and police should take law enforcement measures to make sure that the traffic runs smooth and there is a minimal chance of road accidents. The timings of the workplaces must be changed too in order to prevent the rush in the mornings and evenings so as to make the traffic flow better and prevent traffic jams.

If this is done, there will be fewer chances of daily problems and the road congestion in Kilsyth will no longer be a problem for the flow of traffic and people will find it easier to commute.