7. Sichuan-Tibet Highway
China isn’t exactly the most safest place when it comes to travelling by roads. In fact, the country managed to score almost double the number of deaths due to car accidents in past two decades in comparison to years before that. While, Sichuan-Tibet Highway isn’t entirely to blame for this, it certainly plays a big role in the problem.
This dangerous road is about 100km shy from 2500km and rips apart 14 mountains, each of which is no less than 4000m.
6. Karakoram Highway
If its 4,593m of height wasn’t enough, the Karakoram Highway of Pakistan claims dozens of lives each year because of landslides and floods. Nevertheless, the road still remains a popular tourist spot because of the beautiful scenery.
5.James Dalton Highway
Unless you’re fond of sharing roads with large tractor-trailers in near zero visibility and extremely cold climate, James Dalton Highway of Alaska is probably not your cup of tea. The road isn’t in the top notch condition either. Thanks to its unusually big potholes, the Highway is also infamous for doing heavy damage to vehicles, often rendering drivers on the mercy of toe trucks.
4. La Carretera de los Yungas
La Carretera de los Yungas road of Bolivia is often referred to as the death road by the locals because of the high number of deadly accidents which happen every now and then.
3. The Stelvio Pass
The Stelvio Pass of Italy is one of the highest paved roads in the world with a height of 9,045 feet. Due to its zig-zag turns, the road is definitely for the novice drivers.
2. Rohtang Pass
Rohtang literally translates to “pile of corpses”, which says something about the reputation of this Indian road. While the road remains closed most for half of the year, Rohtang Pass still manages to claim a few lives every year.
1. Zoji La
This list would had been incomplete without mentioning Zoji La of India. We will let the picture speak for itself on why this is the most dangerous road in our list.