China's Fatal Attraction With Cars
"Around the country, traffic accidents killed more than 104,000 people last year nearly 300 a day. The fatality rate in the United States is less than half that, even though the nation's traffic volume is far higher... Benbenzu drivers are a big part of the problem. In Shanghai, they were responsible last year for 33% of the city's traffic accidents. About the same proportion of those that resulted in death were attributed to the benbenzu... The United Nations has warned that if China's per-capita car ownership were to match that of the West, the nation would need to produce 650 million vehicles to meet demand and would consume more metal and oil than the world could supply."
Thanks to Chris Steins