10 Most Dangerous Roads around the World

There are roads that are really dangerous for people to travel on, due to the high rate of deaths occurring there, it is sometimes caused by road traffic and congestion. The people who live around these areas need the roads to go about their daily activities and it is really unsafe but people still take those routes. About 1.3 million people die in traffic accidents every year. The World Health Organization has declared a decade of action for road safety. The many deaths could be prevented by good driving and obedience to traffic rules.

1. North Yungas Road, Bolivia

North Yungas Road, Bolivia is also called the “Road of Death” in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is a place known for its extreme danger and death cases, also the Inter-American Development Bank tagged it as the “world’s most dangerous road”. About 200 to 300 travelers are killed yearly along the road. The road includes cross markings on many of the spots where vehicles have fallen. Buses and trucks tumble to the valley.

2. Jalalabad–Kabul Road, Afghanistan

Many roads have been said to be dangerous and deadly, but the 65-kilometer stretch of highway from Jalalabad to Kabul has the most out of the number, death is always crawling through the Taliban territory. The death cases make the Highway so dangerous. The highway is a combination of the narrow, winding lanes that climb up to 600 meters through the Kabul gorge and the reckless Afghan drivers always ready to overtake each other without thinking about the risks involved. You must be careful when using this roads.

3. James Dalton Highway, Alaska

James Dalton Highway is a 667 km road in Alaska and the Elliott Highway starts from there at the north of Fairbanks, and ends at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. The place looks cool and serene at first glance, is filled with potholes, small flying rocks carried by winds, and worst of all it runs through the middle of nowhere. This place is really deadly because of its 386 km stretch with no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or any other basic services.

4. The Karakoram Highway, between China and Pakistan

A minivan plies the Karakoram Highway in far northern Pakistan, dodging small piles of rock that have dislodged from the steep mountain slopes that loom over the road. The road is barely wide enough for two vehicles as it reaches the Chinese border.

The Karakoram Highway is the highest international road in the world this road connects to countries, like China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4,693 meters. It’s liable to landslides and floods, the road is unpaved in Pakistan. Though it is still regarded as a tourist attraction site, driving through some spectacular gorges along the old Silk Road. Nearly 900 workers died while constructing the road.

5. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

Guoliang Tunnel is along the side of and through a mountain in China. the road was hollowed out of the side of a mountain by several villagers from the town of Guoliang. before the construction of that road was a people cut off from civikization leaving around mountains and trees. the danger on tghis road is not so high compared to the others diue to the construction. But the slightest mistake on that road could lead to deaths.

6. The Zoji Pass, India

Zoji La is a high mountain located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh in India. It is often closed during winter. The pass offers an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir. It runs at an elevation of about 3,528 metres, and is the second highest pass after Fotu La. this pass keeps the people of Ladakh in touch with the rest of the world.

7. Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand

The Skippers Canyon Road is in New Zealand. It is really frightening and unsafe due to the narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face. The road actually requires a special permit to drive and when you get this permit be sure face the slippery road. The gravel road was carved by miners over 140 years ago.

8. Los Caracoles Pass, Chile

This road passes through mountain Andreas between Chile and Argentina, it has steep slopes and sharp turns without fences for safety. It’s one of the most challenging roads in the world to say that this road covered with snow almost all the year. This road is maintained in working condition and helps to reduce the number of accidents on it. Trucks and even double-decker tourist buses travel daily on this road can be really careless in their driving and the road also contributes.

9. The Stelvio Pass, Italy

Some roads are more dangerous than others. Stelvio Pass in Italy, at 9045 feet is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second-highest in the Alps, a bit below the Col de l’Iseran 9088 feet. With more hairpins than Helena Bonham Carter, the Stelvio Pass looks like playing ground over the hills. The road climbs almost two kilometers and, with just a low concrete barrier between you and the steep mountain drop, it’s best not to look down

10. Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China

The Sichuan-Tibet Highway, a high-elevation roads between Chengdu and Tibet where landslides and rock avalanches are common, is without any doubt the major issue and cause of death on the road. It is a road with a record of over 7,500 deaths for every 100,000 drivers has reason to be feared. Due to rock slides, avalanches, and poor weather drivers should certainly use caution. It’s one of the world’s riskiest roads.

This piece is written to guide you on how to use these roads, how you use the roads determine your safety.

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