To reduce accidents and enhance road safety, automated cars deploy modern, creative technologies.
In that respect, we chose to look at some of the most dangerous roads in the world and see how their distinct characteristics may make these modern technology is as useless as an inflatable tub for a skilled Olympic swimmer.
Here is the list of 10 most dangerous road in the world:
10. BR-116, Brazil
It is the second-longest highway in the nation at 4,385 kilometers (2,725 mi), stretching from the south of Brazil to the north, approximately parallel to the coastline.
Due to many accidents caused by the region’s unpredictable weather conditions, the highway is called Highway to Hell or Highway of Death.
It is one of the world’s most unsafe highways, jam-packed with hazards to bone-racking weather.
The path needs 100% focus and to navigate it needs strong active control over wheels.
Drivers have to be careful as the pass is considered to take the life of lazy drivers.
Every year, the highway records for thousands of road deaths.
It’s no wonder with horrible road surfaces, bad climate, and often dangerously close to cliff tops.
Not only that, police patrols are extremely rare, and tribes and armed looters often attack drivers.
9. The Way to Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
The meaning of its official name might scare people even before traveling this deadly path.
Fairy Meadows Road is a 16.2 km long, picturesque, and hazardous elevated mountain road in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region.
The gravel road is unmaintained, there are no guardrails to safeguard you, and it goes so small near its end that by hiking or biking just next to the edge you will have to pass it.
The highway is no wider than a regular Jeep Wrangler and traffic to cover is too much. It’s a very deep & deadly drop, with one wrong move.
Since it was constructed hundreds of years earlier by the Nanga Parbat Mountain natives, the gravel road has received no maintenance from Pakistani Government.
8. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
This 8.3-kilometer-long highway in Møre Og Romsdal, Norway, is the Atlantic Ocean Road or Atlantic Road.
It’s among extremely deadliest & craziest roads in the world.
The highway was built in the 1980s and has become one of the most famous and frightening locations for tourists.
Imagine this, you are driving on a road where conditions were so bad that you were frightened you wouldn’t be securely reaching your destination.
Driving during a snowstorm is certainly a frightening experience, imagine riding down a roller coaster-like slippery highway where you feel like raging seas can blow your vehicle into the ocean at any given moment.
7. R504 Kolyma Highway ("The Road of Bones"), Russia
The 2,032 km lengthy Kolyma Highway links the towns of Magadan and Yakutsk to one of the primary highways in the Russian Far East.
Construction continued (by gulag camp inmates) until 1953.
Locals view the highway as a memorial place because under or around the road are the bodies laid of the individuals who died while constructing it.
While highway employees are trying to maintain it in a satisfying condition, Kolyma is still full of risks.
There is no asphalt because of the permafrost, creating a traffic jam caused by mud every moment the summer floods destroy the region.
Many sharp rocks from the passing vehicles slice tires and dust decrease visibility to close none.
Occasionally, the highway is washed by rivers that immobilize the traffic entirely.
The temperature falls to minus 60 degrees in the winter.
And the ideal meal for the wild animals living around is a cold, solitary tourist in a broken-down vehicle straight in the center of nowhere on the lonely R504 highway.
6. Zoji La Pass, India
Because of its magnificent landscapes, you must have fantasized a ride on this highway, but the Zoji La is probably one of the difficult mountain highways to pass.
Located over 11,000 feet above sea level, this route drops from Srinagar on the route to Leh.
The views one gets on this while walking is just amazing to tell the least.
Even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle, the highway can be impassable during and after a storm and can quickly get muddy if it rains, leaving it difficult to get through.
The area is experiences too much winds and heavy snowfall, making it impassable for much of the winter.
The highways are narrow, the hills are steep, and there is no barrier between you and the abyss, even when the sun is glowing.
This road is quite popular among bikers, & also one of the most dangerous roads in India if not Himalayas.
5.Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China
The Sichuan-Tibet Highway is a high-altitude long (2,142km) highway that starts east at Sichuan’s Chengdu and finishes west at Lhasa in Tibet.
Also notorious for terrible riding conditions and sharp mountain-side hairpins.
Driving in the poor climate along single-track passages can be a big task for a less skilled driver.
There are common landslides and avalanches of rocks.
Sichuan-Tibet highway runs through 14 high mountains averaging 4,000-5000m, spanning tens of popular rivers, crossing primeval forest and countless challenging parts.
Oxygen is also scarce-at only half of that at sea level.
There are constant fights, theft, harassment, and even kidnappings for money when drivers are stuck in the mud for weeks.
Before riding this highway, make sure you get your car and yourself well-prepared.
A common scene is the sight of wrecked cars spread along the highway.
4.Taroko Gorge Road, Taiwan
The Taroko Gorge is a must-see site in Taiwan as it is located on the country’s east side in a 19-kilometer-long valley, Taroko Gorge is just one of Taiwan’s eight national parks.
It is one of the scariest roads in the world; The highway itself is sculpted out of the face of the hill.
Also recognized as the Central Cross-Island Highway, the Taroko Gorge Road has hall the aspects that a safe highway should have except one— the road is very narrow and runs across the mountain’s face.
Only one big car can move through at one moment (such as a tourist bus).
The Taroko Gorge Road is a dangerous mountain corridor, like the Guoliang Tunnel Road in China.
Taiwanese guidebooks mention that it took 450 lives to build.
3. Complete Himalayan Road Network, India, Nepal,China & Pakistan
Road networks across the Himalayas are infamous in locations for their bad quality of construction.
There are often unfenced, narrow, slippery roads packed with crashed vehicles and tumbled over buses.
You can plan to discover risk waiting whenever you’re heading to the top of the world.
Some of the most dangerous in the world are the highways leading up to the Himalayan mountain range.
The famous Zojila Pass & our top ranker are some of the Himalayan roads in this list.
The 11,578-foot highway, which lies on the Himalayan range’s lower level, is nothing more than a one-lane collapsing gravel path that covers some world’s highest mountains, with imminent death waiting for those unprepared to catch up.
2."Road of Death", Bolivia
It’s not a good idea to travel on a road called “The Road of Death,” stay away!
The Road of Death, which leads from La Paz to Coroico, is almost 50 miles from a one-lane road, with vertical drops of as much as 3,000 feet down into the Amazon rainforest.
Shockingly, there are over 200 hairpin turns on the road.
Nearly 300 travelers regularly died on the road each year until 1994.
In places where unsuspecting people have plunged over precipices and crashed into the jungle ravines below, we can see many improvised memorials.
Fortunately, a two-lane paved road has now bypassed the worst part of the road, thus reducing vehicle traffic on the road.
But cyclists still challenge the death Road, unsurprisingly some of them die.
We can almost consider the road from South Yungas to Cochabamba is a death trap.
1. Killar to Pangi Road, via Kishtwar, India
This gut-wrenching highway only applies to individuals who regularly drive in the hills and have steel nerves & is considered as the most dangerous road in the world.
This rocky, fragile road is about 70 miles long, open only during the summer months.
Especially deadliest is a six-mile stretch of it; rocky overhangs look like they might collapse on at any moment.
The road was built by local villagers hundreds of years ago and hasn’t been fixed over the decades.
This dirt-and-gravel highway is terribly unstable in some spots, only wide enough for one jeep at a time and that too without guardrails.
A wrong driver’s move might send a car down a vertical 2,000-foot 90-degree cliff.
This highway is so frightening that it is even difficult to view people’s pictures or videos riding over it as some time it feels like watching a slasher horror movie.
This list was for the deadliest roads according to my research according to its past historical data & construction.
If you have other roads that you consider is more dangerous from any of them, please let me know in the comments.
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