Impact Of Cars In Our Society Today
Cars have been used as a mode of transport since the start of the twentieth century. They have become a symbol that has been accepted throughout the world as the chief means of transport. Since they are the most popular means of transport, they have their significant effect on our society today. In the third world countries, their effects are not as pronounced although they are also not negligible. Changes in the distribution of materials and resources, social infrastructure and also the employment opportunities are but some of the effects that have been materialized by the invention of cars.
Noticing the great advantages that cars have brought us is very easy to do. The car industry has created a lot of jobs for our population just as we have previously stated. The presence of cars in our lives has created jobs for many of 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. When a car leaves the car dealer’s shop, the owner might decide to go fill the paperwork necessary for insurance and maybe hire a chauffeur to drive them around too. They might decide to stop at a gas station to refuel. If the car needs to be cleaned, the owner stops at a car wash and when it needs to be serviced, they take it to the garage. All these people are able to make a living from car manufacturing thus enabling the growth of the economy.
A majorly overlooked effect of increased car production and availability is the fact that the human population has become lazy. Waking has become a taboo. There are those who have a taxi number on speed dial since they do not want to even consider the possibility of them walking anywhere, even to the supermarket that may be a stone-throw’s away. The citizens of many developed countries have become auto-reliant in that they just have to drive everywhere and this has made many of them result to buying their own cars. Such countries usually have increased carbon emissions into the environment due to the use of cars powered by fuel. Increased carbon emissions lead to global warming and an increase in the sea level.
In as much as cars have bettered our lives, we still need to think about the significant effects they have had in our lives. If mother nature decided to fight against us, we would not stand a chance. Achieving a balance between technology and nature will ensure our survival in the long run.