9 Most Dangerous Roads in the World


If you’re looking for a spot to go for a casual Sunday drive, these next ten roads should definitely not be on your list!

From rocky terrain to sheer drops off the face of cliffs, they’ll have you scared for your life.

9. Karnali Highway, Nepal

Not only is it regularly named the deadliest road in the world since it kills around 50 people annually but it’s also a lifeline for the Nepalese.

What keeps tourists flocking to the region is the stunning view, as long as you are willing to risk your life to get the shot!

8. Atlantic Road, Norway

Now, it’s not the road itself that will have you shaking in your boots but the harsh weather conditions you have to endure to reach your destination!

This particular stretch of road links a group of islands and is famous for not only it’s bridges but the lashings of wind and rain they are built to withstand.

7. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

Dubbed one of the steepest roads in the world, the Guoliang Tunnel road is so dangerous people are only allowed to access the road by foot.

Not only did the brave men who built the road cave windows into the side of the mountain but most of them did survive to see anyone use the road.

6. James Dalton Highway, Alaska

If you’re a fan of Ice Road Truckers, this highway will look pretty familiar! While most people who use the highway are expert drivers and truckers, it’s still pretty dangerous with collisions and accidents occurring on nearly a weekly basis.

Although during the summer months it is a lot easier to navigate!

5. Federal Highway 1, Mexico

While the roads in Mexico are fairly dodgy on their own, the fact that you don’t need to pass any sort of driving test to hop on the road is reason enough to steer clear of the Mexican highways.

Spanning 1,000 miles along the Baja Peninsula the highway is mostly used by freight truckers but also buses packed with tourists…

4. Commonwealth Avenue, Philippines

While most of the roads and highways on the list have a serious danger factor because of mountains, ice or lack of asphalt Commonwealth Avenue is well known for how many people it kills every year.

Thousands fall prey to the busy road that has a poor drainage system meaning a lot of the causalities are motorcyclists.

3. Stelvio Pass, Italy

3. Stelvio Pass, Italy


Teetering nearly 10,000 feet up in the Alps Stelvio Pass is one of the most scenic routes in the world, but the road is a tad dangerous.

With low barriers, ice covered ground and 180 degree corners, getting that postcard picture might just cost you your life!

2. Kabul-Jalalabad Highway, Afghanistan

Forget the lack of safety barriers, sheer drops off the mountain and no road rules, the most dangerous part of your journey along the Kabul Jalalabad Highway will be the Taliban.

Yup, this stretch of road is frequented by the notorious terror group so it’s probably best to avoid this particular highway!

1. Old Yungas Road, Bolivia

You know with a nickname like Death Road it’s not going to be a drive in the countryside. Even with such a sinister name, tourists jump at the chance to experience the Old Yungas Road. Local adventure groups even offer bike riding adventures along the road! Unless you have a strong stomach and don’t have a fear of heights don’t even try!

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