Lots of road accidents are happening before and even up to now. One reason for these horrible road accidents to happen is reckless driving. Nonetheless, there are times that accidents happen because of the level of road’s dangerousness. Here are the 10 most dangerous roads in the world right now:
10. Sichuan-Tibet Highway
This road can be found in China. Since it’s a high elevation road, rock avalanches and landslides are expected. These are only a few of the reasons why accidents are just normal here. According to the records, there are already 7,500 cases in this dangerous road.
9. The Stelvio Pass
At the top view, this dangerous road in Italy may appear like a child’s scribble. The road is just at the side of a cliff; not to mention the fact that it is 9045 feet high. You will even feel scared when you look down due to its extreme highness from the base. With this, it’s important to maintain a slower speed of driving.
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8. Los Caracoles Pass
This road is actually between the mountain ranges of Argentina and Chile. What made this road very dangerous is the fact that it has no road fences. Together with the vehicle you are driving, you can be fallen down in just a glimpse of an eye. This road has a lot of sharp turns and steep slopes.
7. Skippers Canyon Road
This road in New Zealand will certainly make drivers scared. It’s because the road is very thin that is at the side of a very high cliff. Because of its higher level of dangerousness, drivers need to secure a permit that will allow them to pass to this particular road.
6. The Zoji Pass
This road is actually part of the Indian National Highway. It’s between Leh and Srinagar. Ladahk and Kashmir are the two cities being connected by this particular dangerous road. What makes it dangerous is the fact that it is 3,528 meters high.
5. Guoliang Tunnel Road
This road is in China’s very high mountain ranges. People from the Guoliang village are the one who made this road so that they can be constantly connected to the main city. What made it dangerous is it’s very high and the higher possibility of landslides.
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4. Karakoram Highway
Known as the highest paved road, this dangerous road is located in Pakistan. It’s called as the “Friendship Highway”. Pakistan and China remain to be connected through this road. Adding to its level of dangerousness is the possibility of floods and landslides.
3. James Dalton Highway
Beginning in the Elliott Highway, this dangerous road ends in Deadhorse, which happens to be near in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean. It is extremely dangerous because it is in the middle of nowhere, and this road has a lot of potholes.
2. Jalalabad-Kabul Road
This is a highway in Afghanistan that starts in Jalalabad and it ends in Kabul. It’s 65 kilometers long, and the second most dangerous road in the world. What makes it risky to travel here is because its road is very narrow and you may meet some reckless Afghan drivers.
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1. North Yungas Road
Branded as the most dangerous road, this road is located in Bolivia. Other name of this is “Road of Death”. Yearly, records say that along the road, there are around 200-300 travelers who got killed. Buses and trucks that are falling down the valley is a normal scenario here.
These are the 10 most dangerous roads in the world. When you are in these roads, be sure to be very careful.