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China deploys drones in holiday traffic patrols

By Xinhua
China deploys drones in holiday traffic patrols
This May 2, 2016 photo shows a drone patrols above a high way in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province. China’s traffic police are using drones and video to patrol the country's roads during the weeklong national holiday that began on Oct 1, 2016. (Liang Xu / Xinhua)

BEIJING – Traffic police of China are using drones and video to patrol the country's roads during the weeklong national holiday that began on Saturday.

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that 214,000 officers were on the roads on Saturday.

They dealt with 55,000 cases of speeding, 1,100 cases of drink driving and 3,100 cases of illegally occupying emergency lanes, the statement said.

According to the statement, as of Saturday afternoon, no major accidents involving more than five deaths or fatal multiple car collisions had been reported.

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