More police mobilized for upcoming travel peak of national holiday

Updated 2017-10-08 11:02:52 Xinhua

China will put more police on roads to handle a travel peak and prevent accidents as the eight-day National Day holiday is coming to an end, the Ministry of Public Security said Saturday.

Traffic flow on major expressways on Friday increased 6.9 percent over the previous day and is expected to continue increasing when travelers begin to return from their holiday trips, said the traffic bureau of the ministry in a press release.

The Friday figure had a year-on-year growth of 23 percent, the statement said.

The ministry ordered more police patrols to monitor the traffic and cope with emergencies when large traffic influx emerges, and to assist drivers to avoid traffic jams.

It also urged drivers to avoid fatigue driving and follow traffic rules.

Nationwide, more than 210,000 police officers were dispatched each day on average during the first six days of the holiday starting Oct. 1. No traffic accident with more than five deaths had been reported as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the ministry.

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