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180,000 police ensure road safety on Tomb-Sweeping Day

Updated: Apr 6,2018 6:52 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — More than 180,000 police officers were on duty nationwide to ensure road safety on April 5, this year’s Tomb-Sweeping Day, according to the Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security.

As of 7:00 pm on April 5, no road accident with more than five deaths was reported, and major highways and main routes did not see any major traffic jams.

On Tomb-Sweeping Day, or Qingming Festival, people visit their ancestors’ graves and tombs of their deceased loved ones, which often causes long road trips.

As April 6 and April 7 are also public holidays, the bureau has asked the public to keep an eye on the weather and traffic conditions, avoid rush hours, and keep their activities safe and green.