Traffic Hell Week Yields 31-Vehicle Pileup On Tianjin-Beijing Highway

Let it be known: fog is dangerous. Yesterday morning, due to “low visibility” on the Tianjin-Beijing Highway, 31 vehicles collided one after another. Three died and many more were injured.

The traffic cop in the linked video warns drivers that 150 meters should be maintained between your car and the one ahead of you. How he kept a straight face, we have no idea. Traffic laws are expected to be obeyed in this country? Huh.

It doesn’t help that we’re in the midst of Traffic Hell Week, either. Youku video for those in China after the jump.

2 Responses to “Traffic Hell Week Yields 31-Vehicle Pileup On Tianjin-Beijing Highway”

  1. bert

    Every, every, every time I ride with a Chinese friend on this toll road they ALL drive the speed limit or faster, no matter what the weather conditions are. I tell them to slow down. These people just either don’t give a flying flip or are too ignorant to know what’s best for them. If one person passes then they feel they must act just like them and speed up. The only time I rode in a car on a toll road in China that operated at a reasonable speed was when I told her to pull over and let me drive. I could care less who passes me.

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