EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ROADS
Added on: 13th Dec 2016
TRANS-SIBERIAN HIGHWAY, RUSSIA
Along with the Trans Canada Highway and Australia’s Highway 1,
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
in between. Much of it is unpaved and certainly not
ideal for a casual Sunday drive.
HIGHWAY 1, MEXICO
Measuring 1,711 kilometres (1,063 miles), the Highway 1
(officially known as the Mexican Federal Highway 1) was
finished in 1973. While some parts of the road are paved
with asphalt, most of it is little more than dirt and rock,
winding along dangerous precipices with no railings
STELVIO PASS ROAD, ITALY
A mountain pass road in northern Italy, the Stelvio Pass Road
may not be the scariest nor the longest road but it
certainly is one of the most winding. Featuring almost
50 hairpin turns, this treacherous road has been
known to give drivers big trouble.
COTOPAXI VOLCANO ROAD, ECUADOR
Although there are many dangerous sections branching off
the Pan-American Highway, it is the Ecuadoran dirt track
known as the Cotopaxi Volcano Road that tops the list.
Enormous potholes, slippery slopes and all around precarious
driving conditions make this road a major challenge even
for the most experienced drivers.
PAN-AMERICAN HIGHWAY, USA TO ARGENTINA
As we just said, many dangerous roads branch off the
Pan-American Highway but the highway itself can be
fairly dangerous as well. Boasting the title of the world´s
longest motor able road, the Pan-American Highway
crosses two continents and traverses through jungles,
mountains, glaciers and deserts, which can
obviously lead to some challenges.
Leading from Oxford to Aberystwyth the A44 road is not
dangerous in the same way that the previous roads have
been but for some reason, it has been responsible for
so many head-on collisions that the government had
to step in with countermeasures.
Like the A44, the A682 road leading from junction M65 in
Lancashire to A65 at Long Preston, North Yorkshire,
seems like a quiet and uneventful road. In the past
couple of years, however, it has been responsible for
hundreds of fatalities. In fact, with a rate of 0.5 deaths
per 10 miles (16 km), the A682 is often described
as England´s most dangerous road.
HIGHWAY 5, CHILE
Driving along the Highway 5 (colloquially known as Ruta 5)
can seem rather harmless as it runs through flat and wide
open spaces. However, drivers are often lulled into a
false sense of security, leading them to speed which
has often resulted in tragic events.
SICHUAN-TIBET HIGHWAY, CHINA
Measuring about 2,140 kilometres (1,330 miles), the
Sichuan-Tibet Highway is located high up in the
Himalayan mountains. With a sad record of over 7.6
deaths for every 100,000 drivers, the road has a good
reason to be feared. Due to rock slides, avalanches
and poor weather, drivers should certainly use caution here.