Back in 2010 China’s traffic problems were intensifying. There were just too many cars on the roads. Then, in August, the problem came to a head:
The China National Highway 110 traffic jam was a recurring massive traffic jam that began to form on August 14, 2010, mostly on China National Highway 110 (G110) and Beijing–Tibet expressway (G6), in Hebei and Inner Mongolia. The traffic jam slowed down thousands of vehicles for more than 100 kilometres (60 mi) and lasted for more than ten days. Many drivers were able to move their vehicles only 1 km (0.6 mi) per day, and some drivers reported being stuck in the traffic jam for five days. It is considered to be one of the longest traffic jams by some media.
Imagine spending five days in traffic. How would you even explain that to your boss? It’s no wonder that China has invented a new method of transportation that can drive right over traffic jams:
Although it looks as though it may be disconcerting for the people driving under it, this seems like a wonderful way to travel and we can’t wait to try it.