Drone footage of Chinese traffic jam makes us appreciate ours

Image: Sploid on YouTube

Think traffic in the Detroit area is bad? We think this drone footage proves we've been beat.

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"This is what happens when people come back from vacation in China and try to get into Beijing," the video's caption says. The video was posted by user Sploid from tv.sohu.com. You can see all the cars trying to get to the massive toll plaza, and then merge into a roadway about half the size.

The video explains that the checkpoint on the other side of the toll is new, and caused the bottleneck.

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