Did you ever meet some of the dangerous roads? Here you will know about the world’s 9 most dangerous roads…
1. Furka Pass (Switzerland).
Switzerland’s Furka Pass is one of the highest roads in all of Europe. This road is stretches through the Swiss Alps at an elevation of 2,429 m (7,969 ft). Heaven and Hell, you will realize both things on this road. Here you will see the best truly scenic views in all directions. The dangerous slope on this road make it scary. The road is closed in winter and anytime the road is not cleaned of snow, but it is the Swiss Alps after all, and yes, it is quite beautiful.
2. U.S. Route 431 (Alabama)
This ordinary-looking highway has bad reputation for it’s accidentally turns. Bad visibility, abrupt changes in the number of lanes, and rampant speeding has resulted in many a crash. Alabama’s Route 431 is considered one of the deadliest roads in the U.S..
3. Col du Chaussy (France)
One of the most scenic drives in the world Col du Chaussy is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 1,533m above the sea level. Through a series of 17 tight corners, drivers will beat a vertical drop of 400 meters in just 3 miles away. The mountain is exactly where you do not want your brakes fail.. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades.
4. Skippers Canyon Road (New Zealand)
The Skippers Canyon Road, located in in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island, is today one of New Zealand’s better known scenic roads and unbelievably scary as it’s totally narrow and different to maneuver your car. This road length of 16,5 miles, carved by hand by miners over 140 years ago.
The report gives Skippers Canyon an “overall road fear factor” of 7 out of 10, saying, “While fatality numbers are relatively low, this mountain road with its huge drop into the ravine below is so dangerous, it requires a huge amount of concentration, patience, and even a special permit to even try and tackle it. The extremely narrow path, cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face, makes it hugely difficult to maneuver any vehicle.”
It’s a road so dangerous that your rental car insurance won’t be honored if you drive on it. The road bad conditions, with extremely large pot holes could potentially pop a tire, crack a rim, or screw up your cars alignment. Due its unique location and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. So don’t forget your camera if you ever get chance to go via this road.
5. BR-116 (Brazil)
With a total length of 2,700 miles, BR116 is Brazil’s second longest highway and connects Fortaleza in Ceará State with Jaguarão near the Uruguay border, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It’s one of the main important highways in the country. It has the highest concentration of truckers.
The road is nicknamed as Highway to Hell or Highway of Death, due to its many accidents caused by the unstable weather conditions of the region. The Sao Paulo-Curitiba section of the highway is perhaps the most dangerous. The road-some of it paved, some not-runs along the edges of steep cliffs just waiting for drivers to slip up.
6. Halsema Highway (Phillippines)
The highest altitude highway in the Philippines, the Halsema Highway connects the city of Baguio to Bontoc. The 150-mile long highway is famous for its zigzag turns, mud, and rock slides, and also runs through some of the most isolated areas of the country. Extreme foggy conditions and slippery asphalt during rainy season, complicate the driving, turning the road even more dangerous.
It is the highest altitude highway in the Philippines. with its highest point somewhere in Atok. The highest point is about 2,255meters above see level. The drive through Halsema features jaw-dropping scenery and a way to experience the famous spot, Sagada.
7. A44 (Wales)
According to research from the Road Safety Foundation, in 2014, the A44 between Llangurig and Aberystwyth was deemed Wales’ most dangerous road. There were 27 fatal or serious crashes on the road with 40% of those being “run off” incidents, involving a single vehicle leaving the carriageway. 19% of accidents on the A44 were head-on crashes.
8. Luxor-al-Hurghada Road (Egypt)
It’s extremely dangerous with many head-on collisions and fatal accidents due to drivers not turning on their head lights. The reason for drivers keeping their lights off is because bandits and terrorists patrol the roads and shoot at drivers. Driving in Egypt is very different to driving in other countries. There seems to be no set rules of the road, so to speak.
The Luxor-al-Hurghada Road, a 299-mile stretch of road that connects the tourist cities of Luxor and Hurghada in Egypt. A trip along the notorious highway takes about 4 hours, 40 minutes to complete, if you can survive the journey. Bandits and extremist militiamen, keen on undermining the bustling tourism business, reside in the rugged terrain.
9. Bayburt D915 (Turkey)
D915 is one of the most challenging roads in the world. Located in the Trabzon province, Turkey, the road is extreme, bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails. The road links Of, a town in Trabzon Province in the Black Sea region, and Bayburt, a city in northeast Turkey lying on the Çoruh River. It has a length of 106 km and includes 29 steep hairpins.
This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. There is little room for error on this road. Don’t stuff your belly too much. Eventually, you might feel vomiting temptations while climbing circuitous roads at higher altitudes.
The road climbs up an elevation of 2,035m above the sea level, at Soganli Dagi. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. Parts of the road are routinely closed in wintertime due to snow blizzards and ice.
The most famous part of the road is located near the Çaykara town. It’s called Derebaşı Turns. It has 13 incredible hairpins climbing up from 1.712m (5,617ft) above the sea level to 2.035m (6,677 ft) above the sea level in just 5.1km (3.2 mi).