We often complain about the quality of roads in Russia, but in the world there are road far more wild and dangerous. Did you know that every year die in 5 times more people than from shark attacks on the most dangerous road on the planet? Want to know more?
10. Highway Karnali, Nepal
250-kilometer highway in Nepal Karnali takes away the life of 50 people a year. The road is very narrow strip of land bordering the cliff. It is closely even on a motorcycle, not to mention cars. Most of the year travel on passenger cars on the road is prohibited.
A large number of deaths in the Karnali Highway due to the lack of fences on the track, landslides, rockfalls. Despite the danger, and an impressive number of victims, there are hundreds of cars drive each day. The highway connects the dozens of villages and is often the only way to reach some villages.
9. Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
The British Association of drivers Driving Experience called Skippers Canyon Road “is just as terrible as she is beautiful.” Skippers Canyon Road is very narrow road, which regularly occur rockfalls, and in winter it is completely sweeps the snow.
This mountain road with a lot of steep slopes of the gorge is so dangerous that requires maximum concentration, patience, and even a special permit to travel on it.
8. Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China
On the highway, the Sichuan-Tibet regular landslides and avalanches. road length – 2142 km. Here, for every 100 thousand. Man recorded 7500 deaths.
7. Karakoram Highway, China and Pakistan
Karakoram Highway – the most high-asphalt road in the world. The track, built through the mountain passes, to build more than 20 years and is fully opened in 1986, was a gift from China to Pakistan.
This road took 900 lives already. And that the number of deaths of workers who participated in the construction of the road. Someone just fell off the precipice, someone blew up during the laying of the road, someone was killed during mudslides.
6. Kabul-Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Kabul-Jalalabad route has a length of 60 km and is a continuous series of sharp turns and sudden breaks. Almost every day there occur a terrible accident. But the reason is not only in the way, but also that local drivers contemptuously refer to the rules of the road. To aggravate the situation by the fact that for several years the track is under the control of anti-government Taliban.
Accounting for deaths on the road in recent years virtually non-existent. But even the data that is at the disposal of the local authorities, allow us to call this the most dangerous road in Afghanistan and one of the deadliest in the world.
5. Tunnel Guolyan, China
Famous Guolyan tunnel, which is located in the Taihang Mountains, is a national landmark in China. Tunnel length – 1.2 km, built its 13 local residents for 5 years. Many of the construction workers were killed.
They opened the way May 1, 1977. The tunnel has become a popular tourist attraction in China, as it has many windows overlooking the valley. Goliyansky tunnel is especially dangerous to drive in rainy seasons.
Accidents occur every year here.
4. Trollstigen, Norway
“Troll Ladder” or “road trolls” – one of the most popular attractions in Norway.
The scenic road climbs the steep mountainside 11 sharp turns attracts tourists from around the world.
The Norwegian government is well aware that this is one of the most dangerous roads, but because they are trying to widen the road, located on the hillside.
No. 3. Kommonvelf Avenue, Philippines
Drivers in the Philippines know that from the Avenue “Commonwealth” should stay away. road length of 12 km, it has 18 bands here often there are serious traffic jams and accidents.
During the year there are thousands of people dying from accidents.
2. Zodzhi La Pass, India
Dangerous winding road Zodzhi La Pass is located in Indian Kashmir. The road to the pass rises to an altitude of 3500 m and has a length of over 11 km. The pass is often closed in the winter, the local authorities are trying to clear snow from the pass for the organization of the movement, but it is not always possible.
The road is very narrow, so the traffic on it one-sided. Since it is impossible to disperse, cars passed each other in turn. Such conditions lead to accidents with a fatal outcome.
1. North Yungas Road, Bolivia
North Yungas Road is literally corresponds to the name “highway of death.” For hundreds of people every year a trip to the Yungas Road is their last journey. About 300 people die each year from accidents on this highway. On roadsides are many memorials.
In 1995, the Inter-American Development Bank chooses the most dangerous road in the world, and their choice fell on the North Yungas. The absence of fences, rain and fog, rock falls in the summer – all this makes the highway deadly. This is the only way in Bolivia, where drivers are required to drive on the left side to give a better view of other drivers.