With Spring Festival movement in mind the roads are bound to be more crowded, and to ensure that accidents stay at a minimum, the Beijing traffic police has put out a list of 2016’s deadliest roads. While these roads (not listed in order) are not really near our usual spots, some of them do link us up to Beijing’s snowy peaks, and if you are traveling east, you may find yourself on one of these stretches.
Take a look at Beijing’s most dangerous roads below:
1. Shunping Lu
2. Changjin Lu
3. Misan Lu
4. Beiqing Lu
5. Shunsha Lu
6. Nanzhong Zhoulu
7. Yanliu Lu
8. Bayu Lu
9. Changji Lu
10. Jingcheng Gaosu
The notice gives five reasons for these roads to be so dangerous: low safety awareness from those on the road, traffic regulations not being followed, traffic lights not being paid attention to (especially as some of these roads are very isolated, and the driver may not feel the need to pay heed to the lights), illegal entry into the other lane (i.e. overtaking when there isn’t space or time to do so), and finally, not maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
In order to ensure the roads are safer this year, the police will put out more people to ensure regulations are being followed, and that traffic violations are thoroughly investigated.
If you are traveling during the Spring Festival peak, be aware that roads leading out of the city will be busy from January 20 through January 23. Bendibao predicts that the three busiest time periods will be February 29-30 between 10am and 11am, February 1 and 2 between 4-5pm, and all evening on February 2.
A Toutiao piece confirms that some of the abovementioned dangerous roads will also be the busiest during the Spring Festival period, mainly Shunping Lu. If you are heading that way, take extra care.
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