IELTS Cue Card Sample 113 Topic: Describe a traffic rule or law you know about.
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Describe a traffic rule or law you know about.
You should say:
- What it is?
- How do you know about it?
- Do you follow this rule/law?
- And explain why this rule is important.
Sample Answer 1
I would never call myself a traffic law expert as I can barely separate these laws of one specific nation from the other. However, I believe that every country has its own sets of traffic laws that help maintain discipline and order on the roads. The one I would like to talk about here is the lawful punishment assigned for drinking and driving.
As far as I know, such a law exists in almost every country. In fact, I have seen a lot of my acquaintances getting substantially fined as they were drunk driving. And then, I have also seen this law followed in movies. Accordingly, anybody found with more than 30 mg of alcohol in every 100 ml of blood is charged for this law. It is detected by a breath analyzer and the same is applied to those who are under the influence of drugs.
I definitely follow this rule. To begin with, I know how risky it could be to drink and drive. In most cases, people end up losing their lives as well. And then, there are severe fines and punishments. Somebody found guilty can go to prison for up to six months. Also, there is a penalty of Rs. 2000 as well. If the same crime is committed within three years, the imprisonment goes up to two years with a penalty of Rs. 3000.
I truly side by the fact that such a law is important, especially in India where streets and roads are always crowded with people and vehicles. The law helps decrease deadly accidents; hence, its vitality is undeniable.
Sample Answer 2
Law or regulations are enforced by government and authorities to make the society in order as well as ensure the safety of citizens. Likewise, traffic laws are in place to guarantee the safety of vehicles, passengers, drivers, and other people who might get involved in traffic. Besides, traffic law is built to keep the system running smoothly to support citizens’ traveling.
While some traffic regulations are universal, like the rule that you must stop whenever you see the traffic light turns red, some vary from country to country. Today, I would like to share with you a special law that is recently implemented in our country. It’s the “yellow light” law.
As I keep track of the news daily, I knew the rule a month before it was officially enforced. Most countries use a “red light” to stop people or vehicles and yellow light for stopping preparation, but in Vietnam, we now use yellow light as the stop signal. From my point of view, I think that this law is rooted in the fact that most traffic citizens in Vietnam don’t slow down or prepare for a stop, but drive faster to avoid red lights instead. This kind of action is extremely dangerous because it can easily lead to collision among vehicles of those who want to obey the rule and those who want to break the rule. Moreover, traffic lights are built up to control the flow of vehicles, thus, by breaking the red light law, the flow of vehicles can be affected, thus, causing traffic jams. With many drawbacks like that, the authorities have made a decision to enforce the “yellow light” rule, which means that drivers must stop their vehicles when lights turn yellow. In case of lawbreaking, the violator has to pay the same amount of money as the case red light rule.
I always try my best to obey this law because I am fully aware that by following it, I not only ensure my safety and benefit myself but to help contribute to building up social awareness of traffic laws.
- With the view to: the purpose of
Eg: I sent the email with the view to be admitted to that school
- Likewise: in the same way
Eg: Just water these plants twice a week, and likewise the ones in the bedroom
- Keep track of sth: to make certain that you know what is happening or has happened to someone or something:
Eg: My sister has had so many different jobs, that it’s hard for me to keep track (of what she’s doing).