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Chinese police officers battle heat wave

07-06-2010 13:27 BJT Special Report: China Battles Heat Wave |

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While most Chinese people are doing their best to avoid the heat by staying in air conditioned homes and offices, there are some who just can't help it. They have no choice but to work outside. People like traffic police, battling the heat to keep our streets safe. Yuan Yani looks at how they're trying to stay cool.

Spare a thought for China's traffic police while you're driving around in air conditioned comfort in your car.

They are the men and women in blue standing outside during this scorching heat wave to help keep everyone on China's roads safe.

On a day with a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, that can increase to 64 degrees on ground level.

Shandong traffic police said, "There's no shade around this area. A lot of people try and jump red lights. I understand that because it's too hot to just stand still in the sun, but it's just not safe to do."

Most police officers wear cotton t-shirts under their uniform to soak up the sweat from their heavy shirts. They say it makes them feel more comfortable during this hot weather.

traffic police, battling the heat to keep our streets safe
Traffic police battle the heat to keep our
streets safe

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