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About The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Being a driver it is not the easiest and a risk-free task in the world, not because the handling of a car would be too difficult or that it requires superior abilities. The safety of each driver and each passenger of a car depends, to a great extent, on the traffic partners and the road.

There are places in the world where to drive is a challenge. There are roads so dangerous that the slightest wrong move can kill you. Most of them are suspended at heights and are not bounded by sides, others are dug through the rocks or the ice.

 

Do you consider yourself an experienced driver? Well, you can say that only after you have tried yourself on the toughest, most amazing and most dangerous roads of the world. This journey can be the biggest fear of your life or just another adventure. Persons interested in increasing their level of adrenaline will enjoy the world's most risky roads.


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The Old Yungas Road

Many consider it the most dangerous in the world and call it “the road of death”. It has the length of about 70 kilometers and connects La Paz and Coroico. More than 25 vehicles crash and 100-200 people die annually on this road. According to one source, the road was built in the 1930s by the Paraguayan prisoners. Others say that American Construction Company worked here in the 70s of the last century.  ...

The Pan-American Highway

The Pan-American Highway is a network of roads in America, whose total length is of 48 thousand km. If you do not take into account the 87-mile Darién gap, which is located in the jungle on the border of Panama and Colombia, the Pan-American Highway brings the national road network of the continental states of America in a single system.   According to the Guinness Book of Records...

The Sichuan – Tibet Highway

The Sichuan – Tibet Highway is 2412 km length. It begins from Chengdu, the Sichuan Province in the east and ends at Lhasa in Tibet in the West. The road spreads into Lhasa near Yaan, Garze and Qamdo. The Sichuan-Tibet highway crosses the 14 highest mountains, with the length of 4000-5000m. It includes dozens of well-known rivers, and crosses primeval forests and numerous dangerous sections. This is a breathtaking view on the line, with a un...

The Grand Trunk Road

The Great Trunk Road is an old road with a length of over 2,500 km. It runs along the northern Indian subcontinent from Bangladesh to Peshawar in Pakistan. Calcutta, Banaras, Delhi and Lahore stand along the road. It is the most important road from India. It served, for years, as a commercial transport route and as the route for foreign armies invading. The roads, that connected the western a...

The Trollstigen Road

The Trollstigen is a part of the Norwegian national road RV63, connecting the cities Ondalsnes in the commune Rauma and Valldal in the commune Norddal. This road was opened by King Haakon VII on July 31st, 1936 after 8 years of construction. Even today, the Trollstigen is an example of engineering design and art. You have to make 11 sharp turns ascending the road. There is a bridge over the waterfall Stigfossen in the middle of t...

Los Caracoles Pass

This road passes through mountain Andreas between Chile and Argentina. Los Caracoles is a series of ascends with an extremely steep slope. The road has many steep slopes and sharp turns without fences security. The road is snow-covered almost all the year. Snow together with the complex natural landscape requires extreme patience and driving skill to drive in emergency situations. However, this road is maint...

The Gravelly Hill Interchange

The Gravelly Hill Interchange, or as it is called the "the Spaghetti Crossroads" connects the highway M6 with the speed motorway A38. Roy Smith, the journalist of the "Birmingham Evening Mail" named the intersection in 1970. Crossroads is located on 30 acres of land, is composed of 18 directions of traffic for which it was built 4 miles of connecting roads. The six levels of transport interchange support 559 reinforced concrete columns, s...

The Halsema Highway

The Halsema Highway compared with the other most dangerous roads of the world, just looks childish, but it is not the case. The problem is in "hot" Croats who love to drive on sharp turns. So there are as many accidents as on the more dangerous roads.   The favorable news for the crowds of tourists, flooding the fishing village and the seaside resorts on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia i...

The Stelvio Pass Road

The Stelvio Pass Road is located in The Alps in Italy, between the towns Bormio and Sulden, 75 km from Boltsano, almost on the border with Switzerland. The biggest cut in a mountain tunnel is located in the Eastern Alps. It is the second highest (from sea level) after the Col de l'Izeran (2770 m).  ...

The Lombard Street

San Francisco, as it is known, stands on the hills. And there is the Lombard Street in the city. It is a 27-degree hill and it has eight "critical" turning. That does not make the Lombard Street, the street with the steep descent (in Vermont, there is a road with the steepest descent, but it has only seven turns, and it is less picturesque), but it was awarded with the title of “the most winding street of...

Col de Turini

Col de Turini, is located higher than 1600 meters above the sea level and it represents a mountain canyon, in the southern France in the Alps. The highest point of the Col de Turin is of 1607m high. The road begins with a dazzling series of mountain peaks in the north, and ends at the entrance of the canyon with a mountain river on the left and a steep rock wall on the right. It is also a part of...

The Leh-Manali Highway

The Leh-Manali Highway is a road in India that connects Leh and Manali. This road connects Manali with the valley Kullu, Lahul, Spiti and Ladakh. The total length of the road is of 479 km. The Indian army carried the designing, the financing and the construction of the road. The highway was originally designed for the military equipment movement. The traffic on the highway is difficult because of the snowfall...

The Siberian Road to Yakutsk

It is the only way that links Russia and Yakutia. The length of the most dangerous road of the world is about 1235 km. It is the official federal highway to Yakutsk, and besides this, it is the only way to get to Yakutsk. If you didn’t guess the possible rain in the area, then you are really unlucky. During the rainy season this clay road is washed out and even the tractors can move on it nearby. ...

El Espinazo Del Diablo

El Espinazo Del Diablo, known as “The Devil's Backbone”, is a mountain cut in Durango, Mexico. Around five hours you would need to cross the way from Durango to Mazatlan Sinaloa, which for a long time was the only connection between these two cities. The press has a lot of articles concerning, “The Devil's Backbone”, but today the road is in a good condition. There is a lot of markings and road signs warning of the dan...

The Lysebotn Road

The Lysebotn Road is perhaps the most beautiful road along which you can travel on four wheels, and then, perhaps, have a walk along the hiking trail leading from the area. In fact, the road can be regarded as the most exciting in Europe. It begins with steep narrow road cliffs Lyuseford, which continues with a 1.5 kilometer tunnel. The last 30 km of the road Lysebotn represent a real roller coaster! It is a perfect covered narrow trail that wind...


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