Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

China National Highway 110 traffic jam

ADDPMP484
China National Highway 110 traffic jam - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

The China National Highway 110 traffic jam was a recurring massive traffic jam that began to form on August 13, 2010, mostly on China National Highway 110 (G110) and Beijing–Tibet expressway (G6), in Hebei and Inner Mongolia. The traffic jam slowed thousands of vehicles for more than 100 kilometers (60 mi) and lasted for 10 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.

Locals near the highway sold various goods like water, instant noodles, and cigarettes at inflated prices to the stranded drivers. A bottle of water normally cost 1 yuan, but on the highway it was sold for 15 yuan. Drivers also complained that the price of instant noodles had more than tripled. Some vendors created mobile stores on bicycles.

Authorities tried to speed up traffic by allowing more trucks to enter Beijing, especially at night. They also asked trucking companies to suspend operations or take alternative routes.

By late August 2010, the traffic jam largely dissipated, reportedly due to the efforts of authorities. Between Beijing and Inner Mongolia, only minor traffic slowdowns were reported near toll booths.

Cape Town To Magadan - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP149
Cape Town To Magadan
Cholita Climbers - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP455
Cholita Climbers
Operation Midnight Climax - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP363
Operation Midnight Climax
Pickpocket - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP143
Pickpocket
Ichthyoallyeinotoxism - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP488
Ichthyoallyeinotoxism
Lissajous Curve - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP586
Lissajous Curve
Armillaria Ostoyae - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP242
Armillaria Ostoyae
Geologic Calendar - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP497
Geologic Calendar
Snowball Earth - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP501
Snowball Earth
Photovoltaic Panels - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP542
Photovoltaic Panels
Westbury White Horse - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP491
Westbury White Horse
Elementi di semiologia - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP069
Elementi di semiologia

You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.