Police Saw Increase in Holiday Traffic Compared to Last Year
During the week long holiday period traffic police have received more than 13,000 reports on traffic congestion, which is a 41 percent increase compared to last year. Most of the reports were on congestion on the roads leading to theme parks on the east side of the city and on expressways outbound lanes leading to other cities.
In spite the increase in traffic reports, traffic inside of the city have improved during the holidays. The number of vehicles found on local roads dropped at least a third and police reported more than 300 violations were caught using monitoring cameras. Tow trucks were on handed 24 hours to give assistance or handles accidents. Police have arrest 14 drivers and charged them with drunk driving and impounded 31 dump trucks due to serious violations.
During the last day of the holiday police said that traffic was good as many of the drivers went back to the city during non peak traffic hours. Surge of traffic was seen around 7 pm as vehicles entered or left Shenzhen during the holiday period which showed that drivers followed instructions in avoiding peak hours to help relieve pressure and reduce traffic jams.