China deploys drones in holiday traffic patrols

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Chinese traffic police has started using drones and video to patrol the country’s roads during the weeklong national holiday.

The Ministry of Public Security on Sunday said in a statement that 214,000 officers were deployed on the roads since Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

They dealt with 55,000 cases of speeding, 1,100 cases of drink driving and 3,100 cases of illegally occupying emergency lanes, the statement said.