ENSURING ROAD SAFETY DURING FESTIVAL

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(0106 CR M09)ENSURING ROAD SAFETY DURING FESTIVALDATELINE: Jan. 6, 2012LENGTH: 00:01:15CATEGORY: SOCIETYPKGINTROChina's Ministry of Public Security on Thursday ordered local traffic police departments to "curb major highway accidents and ensure traffic safety" during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.The ministry oversees the country's transportation safety.PKGThe Lunar New Year's Day falls on January 23rd this year, when many Chinese will travel to their hometowns to see their families.The festival is the busiest time of the year for China's massive highway network.The ministry's order comes amid a series of severe road accidents. Six major accidents, claiming at least five lives each, have happened in the country since January 1st.The ministry says traffic police should be deployed at checkpoints where transprovincial highways meet, focusing on vehicles that carry seven people or more, including long-distance buses and school buses.It says traffic police should also communicate mo
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