Photo special: Highway, high risk
Updated: 2014-04-03 09:00
China has suspended highway toll fees during major holidays, including the upcoming Tomb-sweeping festival from Saturday to Monday. The policy may have boosted the number of domestic tourists and saved money for drivers, but it has also caused traffic jams in the past several years. The huge traffic flows are not the only agonies on the highway as the following news and photos show.
A truck carrying pigs overturned on a highway in East China's Zhejiang province on April 1, creating chaos before police officers arrived and managed to remove the animals. [Photo/icpress.cn]
Firefighters put out a fire on a truck on a highway in East China's Anhui province on March 26. China has introduced stricter rules - involving fines for drivers of overloaded vehicles – with the aim of improving safety on the country's roads.