China: Drones deployed as traffic patrols

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that 214,000 officers were on the roads on Friday.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:October 2, 2016 6:17 pm
china, china traffic drones, china drones, china uses drones, world news, china news So far no major accidents involving more than five deaths or fatal multiple car collisions had been reported, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China has deployed drones and videos to patrol heavy traffic on roads during the week-long National Day holiday as millions of Chinese moved by road, rail and air to enjoy the leisure. The holiday commenced yesterday kicking off a nation-wide movement of people across the country.

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that 214,000 officers were on the roads yesterday. They dealt with 55,000 cases of speeding, 1,100 cases of drink driving and 3,100 cases of illegally occupying emergency lanes, the statement said.

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So far no major accidents involving more than five deaths or fatal multiple car collisions had been reported, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

National Day holiday is the second biggest after the Chinese New Year holidays in February during which China shuts down completely.

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