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China to take measures to reduce major traffic accidents

Updated: Jun 16,2019 8:23 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s Ministry of Public Security said on June 14 that it would take measures to reduce major traffic accidents that cause deaths.

Public security authorities across the country will deal with potential problems threatening road safety as well as disruption of traffic order, and expose major traffic violations to increase public awareness of dangerous driving behavior, according to a meeting on traffic security held by the ministry.

The ministry also called for efforts to improve rural road safety.

The number of traffic accidents that cause more than three deaths and accidents that cause more than five deaths in 2019 should both drop significantly from 2018, as required by the ministry.

Traffic accidents causing more than three deaths since the start of 2019 declined 30 percent compared with the same period in 2018, while no major traffic accidents causing more than 10 deaths have been reported, according to the ministry.