Living near the Rocky Mountains, I thought I had some experience with dangerous roads. The ones I frequent twist and in turn around, over and under the huge, jagged mountains, through avalanche plains, with only a guardrail protecting your car from plummeting off a cliff's edge. It wasn't until I started travelling that I realized that the most dangerous road that I've encountered in Canada would be considered a smooth, luxurious ride in other countries.
So if our roads aren't dangerous, where are
the dangerous ones? I did a bit of research and here are the most dangerous roads in the world according to USA Today
for the full list):
- Bolivia's The Old Yungus Road, from La Paz to Coroico
- Brazil's Interstate 116
- China's Sichuan-Tibet Highway
- Costa Rica's Pan-American Highway
- Croatia's coastal roads (any of 'em)
Judging by this article on the Old Yungus Road
, I think I'll pass on taking a trip on it anytime soon.
Filed under: China, Croatia, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil, Transportation