China launches 2-month traffic safety campaign

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Posted: Jul 31, 2011 8:20 PM

China is launching a two-month national traffic safety campaign after a series of fatal accidents.

State-run Xinhua News Agency says the campaign beginning Monday will first focus on checking coaches, trucks, school buses and vehicles that carry hazardous materials.

Xinhua says the campaign's main targets will include speeding, reckless driving and sleepy drivers.

An overloaded 35-seat bus caught fire on July 22 in central China, killing 41 people and injuring six others onboard.

Last week, China ordered a two-month, nationwide safety campaign for its railway system after a collision between two bullet trains killed at least 40 people.