Some people think that strict punishments for driving offences are the key to reducing traffic accidents. Others, however, believe that other measures would be more effective in improving road safety. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
People have differing views with regard to （地道连接）the question of how to make our roads safer. In my view, both punishments and a range of other measures can be used together to promote better driving habits（高分同义替换rove road safety）.
On the one hand, strict punishments can certainly help to encourage people to drive more safely. Penalties （同义替换punishments) for dangerous drivers can act as a deterrent（高分词）, meaning that people avoid repeating the same offence. There are various types of driving penalty, such as small fines, licence suspension, driver awareness courses, and even prison sentences (列举多样准确，展示词汇量). The aim of these punishments is to show dangerous drivers that their actions have negative consequences. As a result（推理流畅）, we would hope that drivers become more disciplined and alert（高分词）, and that（从句并列，句式多样） they follow the rules more carefully.
On the other hand, I believe that safe driving can be promoted in several different ways that do not punish drivers. Firstly, it is vitally important to educate people properly before they start to drive, and this could be done in schools or even as （无痕迹连接）part of an extended or more difficult driving test. Secondly, more attention could be paid to safe road design. For example, signs can be used to warn people, speed bumps and road bends （词汇量）can be added to calm traffic, and speed cameras can help to deter people from（高分搭配） driving too quickly （多个被动句加谓语并列，丰富长句句式）. Finally, governments or local councils could reduce road accidents by investing in better public transport, which would mean that （虚拟语气到位）fewer people would need to travel by car.
In conclusion, while punishments can help to prevent bad driving, I believe that other road safety measures should also be introduced. （总结简单明了，逻辑连接清晰）
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