road safety

15 Tourists Killed in Bus Crash

Amid concerns about bus safety due to three separate crashes that happened in one day earlier this month, 15 tourists were killed and another 19 were injured in another recent bus crash in Shanxi Province when the bus drove into...

This Week (So Far) In School Bus Crashes

Less than one month after Wen Jiabao pledged to improve school bus services in response to the fatal crash of a nine-seat van packed full of preschool students, the media is full of reports on new accidents. To start with, an...

Death Toll Hits 20 in Gansu School Bus Crash

20 people, including 18 preschool students, died Wednesday when a school bus collided with a coal truck in Gansu province, according a local work safety bureau official. From Xinhua News: The accident happened around 9:40 a.m....

Protect the Good Samaritan, or Punish the Bad?

As China questions the moral compass of its masses in the aftermath of the horrific hit-and-run death of 2-year old Yue Yue in Foshan, and social and official media discuss the need to create laws to prevent similar negligence...

Another Child Dead in Shenzhen Road Tragedy

As much of China still mourns the horrific death of two-year-old Yue Yue and looks for sources of blame in the face of moral negligence, another child was struck and killed by a vehicle in Shenzhen yesterday. From Shanghaiist:...

Chinese Bridge Collapse Kills 22 – BBC News (Updated)

BBC reports that a bridge at Fenghuang County collapsed while 123 workers were removing scaffolding, which caused that “at least 22 people have been killed and up to 46 others are still missing.” Dramatic pictures from the scene showed bulldozers and rescue workers, including about 400 soldiers, searching through a huge pile of rubble. “I […]

Cause of Accidents Surge: Wholesale-settled Citations – News Probe

Chongqing has become a deadly town for bus riders. Fifty-six were killed in two accidents within half a year. Translated from CCTV’s News Probe transcript (photo: crashed bus) via On the afternoon of Oct. 1 last year, a bus full of 50 passengers in Chongqing raced through the traffic, overtaking its competitors to pick […]

Beijing braces for holiday chaos as smog settles – Reuters

Reuters and the Chinese newspaper Yan Zhao Metropolis through their reports all point out that, “China 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 […]

A well-kept secret: China’s quality highways

From The Detroit News: “When it comes to infrastructure, China always thinks big. Look no further than the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square or giant man-made canals to appreciate the nation’s proclivity for massive public works. Today, China’s number one public works project is building new roads. First-time visitors find themselves awestruck by the quality and […]

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