10 most dangerous roads in the world
For thousands of years roads have provided a means for safer plus much more efficient movement of goods and people, but as you will note in a moment this is not always true. While some of the roads on our list are heavily traveled thoroughfares other medication is remote, winding, and narrow. No matter the reason may be though, the 10 most dangerous roads in the world will likely convince you that walking isn’t really that bad in fact.
Commonwealth Avenue, Philippines
To locals, it’s referred to as “Killer Highway” due to the high number of casualties and fatalities -- 1000s of deaths per year actually -- that derive from the heavy volume of traffic. A poor drainage system (which results in heavy flooding during storms), hundreds of motorbikes -- that tour buses can’t see -- and even pedestrians walking nearby help help with the number crazy amount of accidents.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
The literal English translation for your mile-long Guoliang Tunnel Rd is “Road that tolerates no mistakes.” Built by 13 local villagers in the Taihang Mountains (many of whom died during construction), the chiseled mountain tunnel measures only 15ft high by 12ft wide but rocks insane views in the Chinese landscape through 30 “windows” that were cut out of the cliff.
Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
The Skippers Canyon Road, situated in New Zealand, is unbelievably scary as it’s produced from a very narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face. The street is all made of Sharp turns and steep inclinations. This winding road actually needs a special permit drive an automobile. If you do manage to get permission though, be prepared for a slippery challenge and best of luck if you run into someone eminating from the other direction. Currently this road is popular mostly among extreme tourists in search of adventure and adrenaline.
Dalton Highway, Alaska If we've learned sets from Ice Road Truckers for the History Channel, it's that this roads in Alaska suck. Seem like getting away from civilization? Next the is the highway for you personally. Few roads in the world offer the degree of isolation because James W. Dalton Highway. Ensure you pack plenty of supplies because there are only three villages along this 666km road with the wilderness. Linking Fairbanks and oil fields on the north, huge trucks are its main traffic. Definitely right of approach is one of road rules; the other is taking survival supplies and knowing how to use them.
Zojila Pass, Kasmir, India This strip of rock isn't place for a Sunday drive. It’s more appropriate to a Mars Rover than any manned vehicle. It’s 9km long, about 3,500m above sea level and supplies an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir, so you’ll must dodge the numerous livestock. Aside from that, vicious winds as well as snowfall often affect the region.
Russian Siberian Path to Yakutsk
This is the official federal-government highway to Yakutsk, which is also the only one to get there. As there are not one other roads, the intrepid motorists are doomed to wallow in this dirt, or stay at home week-long 100 km car line-ups (they say women even gave birth there while waiting). This could turn into a major humanitarian disaster during rainy spells, in the event the usual clay covering in the road turns into impassable mud blanket, swallowing trucks and tractors alike. Meanwhile the city has to partly airlift foods.
Stelvio Pass, Italy
At 9,045ft in the Alps, the Stelvio Pass is among the most scenic drives on earth -- the views are immense and insane. But appreciating those vistas may cost you; the 180-degree corners are dangerous, the concrete barriers low, and winter brings icy roads and slick conditions. One wrong move could give back over the cliffs.
Kabul-Jalalabad Highway, Afghanistan
Situated in “the Valley of Death,” this notorious road is extremely trafficked by the Taliban and attacks are de rigueur -
- so don’t expect a simple, breezy drive. Even still, the narrow mountain passes that always seem to be full of oversized freight trucks are only as frightening.
The best way to Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
Although it may seem harmless, The Way to Fairy Meadows has nothing to do with Pixie Dust or Fairies and it is basically a typical mountainside dirt trail. It really is an extremely narrow and dangerous 10 km stretch of road leading to Nanga Parbat or The Killer Mountain in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows is often a nearby valley with serene views of the large mountain. The gravel road hasn't undergone any repair mainly because it was built.
Old Yungas Road, Bolivia
We’d rather hitchhike the Highway to Hell than take our chances on Old Yungas Rd (aka: “The Death Road”), considered essentially the most dangerous in the world. The 40-mile stretch linking La Paz to Coroico hugs cliffs that overlook a sprawling canyon boasting so many sharp turns that you’d think drivers would putter along at 10mph as an alternative to take a chance. They don’t. Over 200 people 12 months fall to their death in trucks, cars, and public buses.
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