May 9, 2017World’s Most Dangerous Roads
The tally is in! We’ve looked through numerous lists and found the three most dangerous roads in the world! If you thought never-ending freeways were terrible, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Out of many hazardous roads globally, the ones in Bolivia, Alaska, and China are the three most mentioned.
Dangerous Roads: North Yungas Road
Hands down, the craziest road that seemed to top most charts was the North Yungas Road in Bolivia. Also known as the “Road of Death”, this narrow 40-mile long road lies between La Paz and Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia that stretches high up into the rainforest with vertical drops only inches away.
This road takes 200-300 lives each year, so check out some pictures of the road, and you’ll see why!
Dangerous Roads: James Dalton Highway
Another road that topped the most dangerous charts was the James Dalton Highway in Alaska. Just thinking of a road in Alaska brings thoughts of icy mountainsides and scary situations.
Alaska has many dangerous roads along the side of frozen mountains, through blinding blizzards, etc. However, the Dalton Highway is a different type of scary because it’s a stretch of 400 miles, much of which is through the middle of nowhere.
It is considered one of the most isolated roads, and not being prepared before embarking on this journey will leave you stranded in -80 degree weather with no civilization in sight.
With only three small towns on the way, planning is vital if you’re one of the 200+ trucks that navigate it each year.
Dangerous Roads: Guoliang Tunnel
Our third most dangerous road comes to us from China. Several tunnels carved in the mountains in China, connecting villages that were close to impossible to access.
The Guoliang Tunnel in China is one of the most dangerous roads in the world and one of the most famous. This may be because it is carved into the mountains of Taihang of the Henan Province. It attracts many tourists who dare venture through it.
All of these roads are extremely dangerous, and we should be glad we’re not one of the truckers having to navigate these treacherous roads.
Which one do you think is the most dangerous?