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100Km long traffic jam in China enters day 9

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posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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A nine-day traffic jam in China is now more than 100 kilometres long and could last for weeks, state media reported Monday.

Read more: www.cbc.ca...


I couldn't imagine being stuck in a traffic jam for nine hours let alone nine days. Not only are they faced with boredom, heat and constant beeping, but the roadside vendors are taking the opportunity to quadruple their prices.

This is very Chris Morris-esque and i am finding it hard not to laugh.




posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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One guy was stuck in the jam for 2 days! HAHAHA! What a way to get through town.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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Nobody has a right to complain about their commutes anymore.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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Then again it'd make for a great "Hey boss! Ayup, still sitting in traffic..." call as you lay on the couch and drink a few cold ones.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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i cant even imagine this. Heres hoping they arent driving standard cars. My foot would fall off.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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I saw this on the news this morning, and thought of an old Dr Who show, where they are stuck in their commute for years.


Those poor people, how, when, and where do they go to the bathroom



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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Reminds me of this:



I hate traffic at the best of times.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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Seriously...pull off to the side of the road, lock up, and get to walking...

then sell your bloody car and get a nice bike...

Go green, if not for the environment, then for sanity



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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That's one heck of a traffic jam. I wouldn't want to sit in that. I like this quote from the OP article:


"We are advised to take detours, but I would rather stay here since I will travel more distance and increase my costs"


Really? sitting in traffic burning up your fuel cost less than taking alternate routes?

A few points I would like to make:

-This traffic jam has lasted for 9 days; that does not imply that the same people have been sitting in it for 9 days.
-They have roadside rest stops and gas stations just like every industrialized nation, so bathroom breaks are not a problem.
-The article implied that food vendors are price gouging, but would the vendors not have increased costs of getting supplies in to their establishments.

This is what happens when you have too many people living in one place and no mass transit to move them around. It's sad, but they are victims of their own actions, so I have no sympathy for them.

Great story OP, thanks for sharing....it just goes to show how far China really has to go before they are truly great.







posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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Wow just goes to show that chinese can't drive worth a lick a 100km jam.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by snowspirit
I saw this on the news this morning, and thought of an old Dr Who show, where they are stuck in their commute for years.


Those poor people, how, when, and where do they go to the bathroom


I just watched that episode! lol! Gridlock!

"Oh we've been on the road for 20 years! We've moved 5 miles!"



I thought that was great sci-fi! But here its for real!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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i saw that show to.
and they had multiple levels.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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I would have parked to the side and walked the rest of the way, rather bear any sort of heat or rain over sitting in the car for that long. Though I could see myself crawling to the backseat and going to sleep also


Just have to wonder though would anyone lose their job over this?



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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Pretty soon you will see this all over the World so dont laugh to soon!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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heh but I dont think in China they have giant crab-like aliens below them trying to eat them!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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reply to post by Gigantea Rosa
 

If you are on the hard shoulder yea could, but anywhere else yea cant go back or forward when its bumper to bumper!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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Here on ATS, anythings possible :|



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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It is the wrong link i guess
I found this link with picture with it

news.xinhuanet.com...



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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Just fyi, 100km equals 62.14 miles.


Holey moley!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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Yeah I figured as much then again I'm the type of person that jokes with my friends about "You know I should park right in the middle of the street, get out and just walk off." Certainly seems like it can be a possibility over there



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