Do you think you’re a skilled driver who can drive anywhere? You probably don’t know death roads: the roads of death! From Italy to Norway, passing through the Andes of Bolivia: Here is the special classification of the most dangerous roads in the world.
For thousands of years, roads have provided a safe and efficient means of transport for goods and people. But that’s not what we want to talk about today. Today we are talking about the most dangerous roads in the world. Some of them are busy arteries with very high frequency of fatal accidents, others are high, narrow and winding roads, absolutely frightening to travel. But most of them are lost lines in remote corners of the universe. We are certain of one thing, this ranking will convince you to re-evaluate the roads that you commonly go to…
20 – Trans-Siberian Highway, Russia
For thousands of years, roads have provided a safe and efficient means of transport for goods and people. But that is not what we want to talk about today. Today we are talking about the most dangerous roads in the world. Some of them are busy arteries with very high frequency of fatal accidents, others are high, narrow and winding roads, absolutely frightening to travel. But most of them are lost lines in remote corners of the universe. We are certain of one thing, this ranking will convince you to re-evaluate the roads that you commonly go to…
The Trans-Siberian Highway is one of the longest in the world. In order to get from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg it crosses forests, mountains, deserts, and everything else. Much of it is unpaved and not ideal for a Sunday walk.
19 – Highway 1, Massive
While some sections of Highway 1 in Mexico are asphalted, most are little more than earth and rocks. This road winds along dangerous precipices without railings or parapets.
18 – Stelvio, Italy
The Stelvio may not be the scariest road on our list, but it is certainly the most winding one. The 2.7 km road in the Italian Alps is known to create problems for motorists.
17 – A44, England
The road from Oxford to Aberystwyth in the UK is not as dangerous as its predecessors. For some reason, however, the A44 was responsible for many head-on collisions, so much so that the government had to intervene to limit the damage.
16 – A682 Road, England
As highway route A682 seems a rather quiet street. In the last two years, however, has been responsible for hundreds of deaths .
15 – Arica to Iquique Road, Chile
If you go down it, the road may seem pretty harmless. But apparently, drivers, lulled by a false sense of security, increase their speed. For this reason, the journey often ends in disaster.
14 – Patsiopoulos Road, Greece
The Patiopoulo-Perdikaki road in Greece is narrow, full of holes and missing guardrails. It is also extremely slippery when it rains.
13 – A726, England
Like its English counterparts previously mentioned in the list, the A726 is a road that makes you drowsy. For this reason, it has managed to really pick up an impressive series of spins and collisions.
12 – U.S. Route 431, Alabama (USA)
Known as the “Highway to Hell”, this stretch of road in Alabama is dotted with intersections that follow one another in the form of machine guns.
11 – The Barton Highway, Australia
Commonly recognised as the worst road in Australia, Barton does not have a good reputation, especially when it comes to ferrying people safely to their destinations.
10 – Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
This narrow and winding road actually requires special permission to drive. If you can get permission, however, you have to be prepared for the challenge. We wish you good luck if someone from the opposite direction comes up the road.
9 – Halsema Highway, Philippines
The only way to get to Sagada, a tourist destination in the Philippines, is via the Halsema Highway, a route constantly at risk of landslides. It is one of the most poorly maintained roads in the world. Every year at least one bus derails at the roadside.
8 – Pasubio, Italy
The Pasubio in northern Italy is famous for its incredible views. Driving can be a challenge. Access to vehicles is limited. But that didn’t stop people on their bikes from going beyond the ban.
7- Taroko gorge road, Taiwan
Known as one of the most dangerous roads in Taiwan, the Gorge Road Taroko is full of blind bends, narrow bends and small paths that cross rocks and mountains.
6 – Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
This road of China has been dug at the side of a mountain by some villagers from the city of Guoliang. Before the construction of this artery, arriving at the village was a real nightmare. Although it does not see much traffic, the passage is rather dangerous.
5 – Himalayan roads
The name of this road, which leads to the Himalayas, refers to a very dangerous network of unpaved, narrow and slippery roads that are full of cars and buses.
4 – Commonwealth Avenue, Philippines
More popularly known as the “killer highway” of the Philippines, Commonwealth Avenue is crossed by numerous pedestrians and cyclists. The number of deaths over the years is truly tragic.
3 – BR116, Brazil
Brazil’s second longest road has been nicknamed the “highway of death” for obvious reasons. Every year thousands of people die from poor maintenance. It is also trafficked by a large number of gangs and bandits.
2 – James Dalton Highway, Alaska
The James Dalton Highway in Alaska, although serene at first glance, is full of holes, small flying rocks, thrown at great speeds by the winds. The worst thing you experience during the so-called “crossing in the middle of nowhere”.
1 – North Yungas road, Bolivia
Also known as the road to death, it is often cited as the most dangerous road in the world. Traversed by buses and trucks, which have no other way to reach the valley below, this road is a real delirium.