［范文］?Is Offering Seats Compulsory for Young Passengers?
In recent years, there have been many disputes about young’s giving seats to the elderly on buses. Some people maintain that the elderly are physically weak and are more prone to falling and getting hurt when standing on a moving bus. Therefore, young people, especially those taking the priority seats, have obligation to offer the seats to senior citizens to prevent potential hurt.
Some people, however, think the other way. Young passengers, they say, pay for the bus trip, so they enjoy the same right as senior citizens to use seats on the bus. Besides, many young riders, though physically strong, can’t escape being exhausted by aday’s work and are in great need of the seats on buses too. Forcing them to give up the seats seems inhuman and unfair.
In my view, whether it is compulsory for the young to give up their seats to needy riders depends on the kind of seats they take. In general, it is a moral requirement for young passengers on regular seats to do so. However, for those sitting on priority?seats, it is a legal obligation.