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9 Day 100-Km Chinese Traffic Jam?
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), thousands of vehicles have been clogging the Beijing-Tibet expressway since August 14. The problem began when semi-truck traffic and road construction spiked at virtually the same time.
State-run newspapers are reporting that the jam has seen a "mini-economy" spring up, where merchants are venturing onto the roadway to sell stuck drivers' water and food at sky-high prices.
Reportedly, this is not the first jam-up along the thoroughfare, with prolonged traffic snarls in June and July lasting nearly a month. Traffic along the stretch has been growing increasingly worse as China's auto sales and consumption of shipped goods continues to sky-rocket.
I was there in June... it was absolutely insane there for driving. Everyone for themselves and you better not be a pedestrian. Lights are meaningless and honking is used constantly to signal that you are beside someone as they will just move into the lanes without looking if you do not honk.
there's no way everybody is still with their vehicle
Is that the sort of thing that might never get solved? As you tow the ones that still have people in them, more and more run out of gas/get abandoned. I wonder how much the toll these people are avoiding is. It seems like 9 days of your life should be worth a few $$.