In the accident dies a huge number of people.
We often complain about the quality of roads in our country but in the world there are roads much more wild and dangerous. Did you know that the most dangerous road in the world annually are killed 5 times more people than from shark attacks? Want to learn more.
No. 10. Highway Karnali, Nepal
250-kilometer Highway Karnali in Nepal annually takes the lives of 50 people. The road is a very narrow strip of land bordering the cliff. It’s crowded even on a motorcycle, not to mention the cars. Most of the year use of a passenger car on the highway is prohibited.
A large number of deaths on the Highway in Karnal due to the lack of fences on the track, landslides, rockfalls. Despite the danger and the impressive number of victims, every day go hundreds of machines. The road connects dozens of villages and is often the only way to get to some settlements.
No. 9. Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
British Association of drivers Driving Experience called the Skippers Canyon road “is as dangerous as she is beautiful.” Skippers Canyon road is very narrow road where rockfalls regularly occur, and in the winter it is completely covered with snow.
This mountain road with a huge number of steep descents into the gorge is so dangerous that demands the utmost concentration, patience and even a special permit to travel on it.
No. 8. Highway Sichuan-Tibet, China
On the highway the Sichuan-Tibet regularly occurring landslides and avalanches. The length of the road 2142 km for every 100 thousand registered 7 500 deaths.
No. 7. The Karakoram highway, China and Pakistan
The Karakoram highway — the highest paved road in the world. The route laid through mountain passes, which were built more than 20 years and was fully opened in 1986, was a gift to Pakistan from China.
This road has already taken 900 lives. And that the death toll of workers who participated in the construction of the road. Someone just fell off a cliff, someone was blown up during laying of the road, someone died during the landslides.
No. 6. Kabul-Jalalabad, Afghanistan
The route Kabul-Jalalabad has a length of 60 km and constitutes a continuous series of sharp turns and sharp drop-offs. Almost every day there was a terrible accident. But the reason lies not only in the road, but in the fact that local drivers are contemptuous of the rules of the road. Compounding the situation is the fact that for several years the route is under the control of the anti-government Taliban.
Records of deaths on the road in recent years is almost non-existent. But even the data that is available to local authorities, allow us to call this road the most dangerous in Afghanistan and one of the most deadly on the planet.
No. 5. Tunnel Guoliang, China
The famous Guoliang tunnel, located in Taihang mountains, is a national landmark of China. The length of the tunnel is 1.2 km, it was built by 13 local residents for 5 years. Many of the builders perished.
The road was opened may 1, 1977. The tunnel has become a popular tourist attraction in China, as it has many Windows with views of the valley. Golinski tunnel is particularly dangerous to drive in rainy seasons.
Accidents happen here every year.
No. 4. Trollstigen, Norway
Trollstigen, or “trolls Road” is one of the most popular attractions in Norway.
The picturesque road up the mountainside 11 steep sharp turns attracts tourists from all over the world.
The Norwegian government understands that one of the most dangerous roads, but because they are trying to expand this road, located on the hillside.
No. 3. Avenue Commonwealth, Philippines
Drivers in the Philippines know that from the Avenue “of the Commonwealth” need to stay away. Road length 12 km, it has 18 lanes, here there are often serious traffic jams and accidents.
A year thousands of people die from accidents.
No. 2. Zoji La Pass, India
Dangerous winding road Zoji La Pass is located in Indian Kashmir. The road to the pass climbs to an altitude of 3,500 m and has a length of more than 11 km, the Pass is often closed in winter, local authorities are trying to clear the pass of snow to move, but it is not always possible.
The road is very narrow, so the traffic on it is one-sided. As to part, it turns out, the cars pass each other at a time. These conditions result in accidents with a fatal outcome.
No. 1. North Yungas road, Bolivia
The North Yungas road literally corresponds to the name “highway of death”. For hundreds of people each year ride on Yungas road is their last journey. About 300 people die each year from accidents on this highway. By the roadside there are many memorials.
In 1995 the inter-American development Bank chose the most dangerous road in the world, and their choice fell on the North Yungas. No fences, rain and fog, rockfall in summer — all this makes highway deadly. This is the only road in Bolivia where drivers must drive on the left side to give the best visibility to other drivers.
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