IELTS Task 2 model answer 20 – Car accidents are the result of poor driving skills

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

The number of car accidents is increasing annually. This is the result of poor driving skills.

Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


When reading a local newspaper, it is common to see articles about serious car crashes. The reasons for car crashes vary, but at its root the problem is usually bad driving as will now be explored.

Over the last decade, it has become more commonplace to travel longer and longer distances, journeys which can cause fatigue in drivers. Accidents arising from this are the result of not adhering to the practice of taking breaks and therefore poor driving habits are to blame. The same indirect cause can be seen when bad weather is blamed for accidents and yet driver did not allow for the conditions of the road in either the speed or manner of his or her driving. cars

Developments in car production have also indirectly led to accidents. Despite cars becoming ever safer, they have also become faster, with better acceleration and, for impatient or inconsiderate drivers, this has led to problems. This can be witnessed at most intersections regulated by traffic lights; stopping on an orange light is increasingly rare as drivers attempt to cross before the light changes to red.

Yet there is a point that needs to be included when considering the cause of accidents: the number of vehicles on the road is rising, and therefore a rise in the number of car accidents is statistically inevitable.

Generally speaking, then, it can be said that poor driving is the root cause of most accidents, although whether this is causing an increase in accidents or whether it is simply the rising number on the road that is increasing would involve considerable research.

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