Cliffs, waves and gangs.. Watch – the 7 most dangerous roads in the world

Reckless driving on highways is a major cause of road accidents, but what if traffic on the road itself poses a threat to the lives of travelers even at quiet speeds.

Although paving roads in rugged environments is a way to safely connect cities and countries sometimes, they can become roads to a quick death. Here are some of the most dangerous roads in the world, according to experts, traffic accident statistics, deaths, and exposure to all types of danger, such as injuries or sometimes theft.

France – Chaussy Pass

The Col du Chaussy is located in the Rhône-Alpe region in southeastern France at an altitude of 1532 meters above sea level. ) is famous.

This particular stretch is only about 3.2 kilometers long but features 17 sharp turns and dangerous inclines. You will also encounter a small concrete barrier while driving, and despite the beauty of the nature on this trail, it is still one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

Nepal – Karnali Highway

The 250-kilometre Karnali Highway is located in the Himalayas in western Nepal, and about 50 people die on this road every year. It is classified as one of the most dangerous roads in the world even in the non-monsoon season, because the surface is extremely dusty, which makes visibility poor and includes narrow stretches, landslides, falling rocks, submerged parts, potholes and steep and rugged areas.

Police have banned driving at night due to the high number of fatal accidents.

Brazil – Rodovia da Morte Route

Described as the Highway of Death, it extends from Fortaleza in the north of the country to the southeast along the border with Uruguay, and is the second longest highway in the country.

While the road is declared to be completely paved, road experts are skeptical.

The biggest danger on this road is not the cracked asphalt, but the unstable weather and steep slopes. The road has seen major accidents.

Because the Death Highway passes through some of the poorest regions of Brazil, the threat of gangs and bandits is one of the main reasons why it is classified as one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

China-Sichuan-Tibet Expressway

Driving on this road means exposure to the constant threats of rocks, mud and snow as well, but what adds more danger to this road is sharp zigzags accompanied by steep slopes.

The Sichuan-Tibet Expressway is 2,140 kilometers long, and connects China with Tibet. It is another highway of death, as 75 people lose their lives out of every thousand who pass by this road, which was built about 4.8 kilometers above sea level in the early fifties of the last century.

China – Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road

It is located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, in northwestern Hunan Province, China and is 11 kilometers long from bottom to top.

The highest point on the route reaches 1,300 meters above sea level, and the lowest point is at an altitude of 200 metres. The road took 8 years to build and was completed in 2006.

Driving this road needs to climb up to what is called “the way to heaven” (Tongtian Avenue), it has 99 turns.

Norway – the Atlantic Way

This road looks charming and fun, but when you approach the Atlantic Ocean, you will realize that it is one of the most dangerous roads in Norway, it is twisted, like a rollercoaster train with amusement parks, characterized by sharp turns, curves and twists. And the driver of the car should expect frequent crashes of the waves that may obscure his vision.

Australia – Canning Stock Route

This road is not like the previous death roads, but it is more like a maze in the desert, it is an unpaved road where orange sand surrounds you on all sides, and there are hardly any road signs to guide you in the right direction.

This 1,850-kilometre route in western Australia is the most remote in the world, and you’ll need 3 weeks to cross it from start to finish.

This road trip is almost impossible during the warm summer months due to the sweltering heat, and drivers are advised to travel in multi-vehicle convoys. Not just for fun, but for survival as well, as there are no roadside services, and if the car ever breaks down, you won’t find help easily.



Reference-www.aljazeera.net

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