China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has launched a 100-day campaign to improve traffic safety on expressways across the nation.

MPS has unveiled the campaign to tackle the sudden rise in traffic safety risks on expressways as the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control situation continues to improve in the country. 

In January, China had shut down all modes of transport to and from Wuhan city, which is considered the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak.

China has reported 82,160 coronavirus cases in the country, with more than 11,000 casualties as of 13 April.

The 100-day campaign targets traffic violations such as excessive passenger-carrying, speeding, illegal use of emergency lanes, illegal parking and fatigue driving.

The traffic management bureau of the MPS has also asked drivers to fasten their seat belts and maintain a safe distance while driving on the freeways. The bureau also cautioned drivers against fatigue and dangerous driving.

The MPS is the principal police and security authority of the People’s Republic of China and the government ministry that is ultimately responsible for day-to-day law enforcement. It has 1.9 million officers. It is headed by the Minister of Public Security.