China’s Endless Traffic Jam Is a Smog-Filled Nightmare
Think traffic is bad in L.A. or New York? Puh-leeze. THIS is bad traffic.
This aerial view of a traffic jam in China will take your breath away. And that may not be a good thing, considering all the smog in the air. Look at all those cars. It's like a scene from a movie where people are trying to get out of Dodge before the end of the world hits.
The traffic here came as a result of all the people coming back to Beijing following a vacation. The real problem is that a new checkpoint beyond the toll booth led to bottle-necking which slowed everything to a standstill so brutal that a crawl would've been a welcome relief.
The next time you're stuck on the way to work, just remember it could be much worse. And we do mean much worse.