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Traffic surges in China as road tolls waived for holiday

Published October 1, 2012

China has added police and emergency workers as road traffic surged during the Mid-Autumn and National Day holidays, with some areas seeing a 40 per cent increase, the Ministry of Public Security said.

Expressways throughout China waived road tolls during the nationwide eight-day break. As a result, a total of 85 million cars took to the expressways by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Authorities established 743 provincial traffic service centres and 14,000 temporary patrols, readying 16,000 emergency vehicles, the ministry said on its website.

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