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 Form 4 Geography online lessons on transport and communication

Disadvantages of road transport

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Disadvantages of road transport:
(a) Traffic congestion and jams when there are many vehicles on roads which leads to delays and fuel wastage.
(b) Its expensive over long distances and when transporting bulky goods.
(c) Vehicles can carry a limited number of people
and amount of goods at a time making them expensive and uneconomical.
(d) It’s adversely affected by weather e.g. during heavy rains, roads become impassable and foggy conditions hinder visibility making it easier for accidents to occur.
(e) Vehicles pollute the environment by their exhaust fumes and noise which they produce.