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New Warning System Prevents Wrong-Way Driving

New Warning System Prevents Wrong-Way Driving

NAMWON, South Korea, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Expressway Corporation’s South Jeolla office introduced Thursday a wrong-way driving preventive system at one of its toll gates on the Gwangju-Daegu Expressway (Namwon), to more effectively prevent accidents that can result from drivers heading mistakenly, or deliberately, in the opposite direction.  According to officials, wrong-way [...]

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting March 11, the Korean National Police Agency is deploying drones on South Korea’s key highways to curb traffic violations including DUI, reckless or revenge driving, and other “selfish” driving routines such as driving on the shoulder.  The new initiative is a part of the agency’s special crackdown operation [...]

Chuseok Holiday Sets New Travel Records

Chuseok Holiday Sets New Travel Records

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s Chuseok holiday, which began on September 14, has finally ended, and Koreans are returning to their workplaces.  The holiday began with tension following a historic 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Gyeongju last Monday, and ended with typhoons Meranti and Malakas affecting the peninsula with heavy rain starting on Saturday.  [...]

By 2020, Highways Only 30 Minutes Away for 96% of Koreans

By 2020, Highways Only 30 Minutes Away for 96% of Koreans

SEJONG, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – At a public hearing held on July 13 at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) announced the First National Road Master Plan which includes details related to the construction and maintenance of national highway systems. A national road master plan [...]

Test Drive Successful : Electric Cars Will Run Highways in the Near Future

Test Drive Successful : Electric Cars Will Run Highways in the Near Future

CHANGWON, Dec.28 (Korea Bizwire) – Although the electric car is gathering popularity as an eco-friendly transportation means, many people have a common misunderstanding that the mileage will be shorter than that of normal cars. Changwon city, Gyeongnam province, which is the ‘Leading City of Electric Cars’ designated by the Ministry of Environment, made an attempt [...]