Xinhua reported that, during the current “Golden Week” holiday break in China, it is expected that 750 million people or over 50 percent of the total population will travel on the road. This raises serious concerns about traffic congestion, overcrowded tourist sights, and hidden safety threats. According to the article, the week long holiday break has caused these issues to be around for a number of years now. The problem persists because of 11 national holidays that have dates falling in the winter and fall season.
Source: Xinhua, October 4, 2015