Drivers Stranded In China Traffic Jam For Up To Five Days
News| | By Jason Owen
You never, ever, ever get to complain about traffic again.
Earlier this week, residents near Beijing, China, an estimated 750 million people were returning from a week-long national holiday when a 50 lane traffic jam occurred that caused many to be stranded in traffic for almost a week.
The bottleneck was reportedly caused by a new checkpoint on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway.
— 人民日報 People's Daily (@people_cn) October 6, 2015
Residents had been celebrating “Golden Week,” where hundreds of millions seemingly traveled to rural or scenic destinations.
Hundreds of police officers were brought in to help keep tempers in check as millions were stranded for up to five days.
Hey, it’s like a second week of vacation…in your car…on hot pavement. (Thumbs up sign.)