Beijing braces for holiday chaos as smog settles – Reuters

Reuters and the Chinese newspaper Yan Zhao Metropolis through their reports all point out that, “ has the most dangerous roads in the world, with accidents killing almost 100,000 people last year, or about 270 a day.”

From Reuters:

……China has the most dangerous roads in the world, with accidents killing almost 100,000 people last year, or about 270 a day.

The high toll is largely a result of negligence, with drivers commonly switching lanes without looking or signaling, ignoring traffic lights and even throwing their vehicles into reverse when they have missed a highway exit. [Full Text]

-Read Yan Zhao Metropolis’ report (in Chinese) of ” The Thoughts of Less Injury Than Killing Harms Everyone“, saying China’s accident compensation system need to be strengthened and perfeced. Among many traffic accidents, especially motor vehicle drivers have been a general lack of knowledge of traffic .

-Also related to in China, read “Driving Them Crazy” from the Post:

You are motoring down a stretch of Chinese highway outside Chengdu, when, glancing at the side-view mirror of your Xiali 2000, you notice flames shooting from your tank.

Quick — do you:

a. Strip off your cotton clothing and use to smother the flames.

b. Toss water on the blaze.

c. Dig out your trusty carbon-dioxide fire extinguisher.

d. Call the U.S. Embassy for help.

The answer is definitely not (d). Only a handful of the hundreds of U.S. diplomats posted in China, we’re told, (and none in the Chengdu consulate) have passed the Chinese driving exam, from which the slightly-modified question above is drawn. The “correct” answer, by the way, is (a). [Full text]

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