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Smooth traffic ensured for examinees

06-08-2010 08:02 BJT

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Monday mornings are usually one of the most common times for traffic jams. On this first day of the national college entrance exam, however, transportation departments across the country have expended every effort to ensure that registrants reach their test sites on time.

Temporary traffic signs can be seen around exam sites in Beijing. Police are also helping direct passing vehicles not to honk their horns or park.

Just before the test, one student was rushed to school in a police car.

A Beijing parent said, "We left home very early, but our taxi was blocked up on the Second Ring Road. We were quite worried until we saw a police car nearby. We asked for help, and it took them just 7 minutes to bring us here."

In addition to offering roadside transportation services, the police have also publicized traffic information through different media sources.

Other cities in China are providing similar services for test takers.

In Xi'an, rainy weather made the task more difficult. Local police say they are helping solve all kinds of problems for examinees.

Wang Hailing, vice director of Xi'an Police Bureau, said, "We promise to provide service immediately after students ask for help ... No matter if it involves taking them to get their admission cards, or any other problems."

Volunteers are also doing their part around schools.

A volunteer at a test site said, "The college entrance exam is important for everyone. We want to do our part to help. Vehicles passing by, and students' parents, are all willing to abide by our directions."

In addition, some health care workers have voluntarily gathered at exam sites to provide free water and emergency medicine, just in case.

A colunteer medical worker at a test site said, "The parents may get ill if they are too nervous. And it's summer now, meaning heat strokes are common so we want to offer help to the examinees with our professional knowledge."

Services to help test takers have been developed and improved year by year as, in China, this exam is seen as one of the most important events in one's life.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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