Top 7 Riskiest Roads of All Time

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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.

Sichuan-Tibet Highway

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.

Karakoram Highway, Pakistan

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.

James Dalton Highway

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.

La Carretera de los Yungas, Bolivia

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.

The Stelvio Pass, Italy

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.

Rohtang Pass, India

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.

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  1. Okay, get all of the boos and hisses ready I say no, don’t post it. Hold on to some small degere of decorum ..and mystery, perhaps. You took the picture on a lonely hwy, with nobody around to see, right? So don’t show em now. Let everybody just imagine it for themselves.Gosh, I hope nobody has any raw vegetables. Those things hurt!

  2. My road photos are alywas a wonderful surprise to me. I take while driving in car and the beginner photographer that I am hopes I get the shot! Your road photos are awesome as is every post I view! Sent from my iPad

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