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BEIJING, China (June 2) – With the number of privately owned cars rising by a 1000(!) a day in Beijing the traffic is getting slightly out of control. The old street system that was primarily geared towards two wheelers and light motorised transport is not able to cope with this amount of traffic. Of the […]

BEIJING, China (June 2) – With the number of privately owned cars rising by a 1000(!) a day in Beijing the traffic is getting slightly out of control. The old street system that was primarily geared towards two wheelers and light motorised transport is not able to cope with this amount of traffic.
Of the 84 important intersections in the city some 19 have been renovated to keep up with the waves of new transport. To help out traffic rules are adapted to suit the new circumstances – one of such measures limits the owners of new driver’s licences (under a year) to the right hand lane, forbidding them to overtake other cars. (MH)

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