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Seoul City to Turn Old Highway into 7.6 km-long Park

Seoul City to Turn Old Highway into 7.6 km-long Park

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In another attempt to emulate New York’s landmark High Line, the Seoul city government unveiled a plan to build a gigantic linear park on the site of the country’s oldest highway, which will be turned into an underground roadway. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it plans to spend 57.3 [...]

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.  [...]