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This Chinese Traffic Jam From Last Week Makes L.A. Traffic Look Like Child’s Play

October 10, 2015 by Brian Champlin

If you think Los Angeles rush hour traffic is terrible, it has nothing on what China goes through. Especially last week.

The week from October 1-7 is a national holiday called “National Day” which marks the founding of the PRC back in 1949.


It also means people are on the move. Like, a lot of people. Like, an estimated 750 million people (!).

Combine that sheer volume of travelers with a checkpoint installed on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, and you get this…

(video via Spoid)

The expressway is normally 50 lanes (which is ridiculous in of itself) and the checkpoint bottlenecked the traffic down to a paltry 20 lanes.

It might not have been as bad as the China National Highway 110 traffic jam from 2010 (which some called the worst traffic jam in history, spanning 60 miles and lasting 10 days), but the video above speaks for itself.

Also if you want to see some still shots of the madness, check out this gallery that Mashable published.

In summation, yes we like to complain our traffic here in L.A., but is it really that bad?

Guess it all depends on your perspective.

[h/t: Digital Trends]