There are some roads, which have high death rates and are extremely dangerous to drive. The people who live around these areas depend on these roads for their daily transportation. While many of those deaths could be prevented by better driving, there are some roads that test the skill, and courage, of any driver. Here is a list of 10 most dangerous roads in the world.
1. North Yungas Road, Bolivia
The road connects the Bolivian capital of La Paz with the low-lying region of Yungas in the Amazonian rainforest. Yungas Road, grimly known as ‘Death Road’ due to its notoriously high death rate, was cut into the side of the Cordillera Oriental Mountain chain in the 1930s by Paraguayan prisoners during the Chaco War. One of the most popular activities in Bolivia is the exhilarating and death-defying bike ride along one of the world’s most dangerous roads. It’s estimated that 200 to 300 people traveling on it died each year.
2. James Dalton Highway, Alaska
The James Dalton Highway is one of the most dangerous roads in the world due to its icy conditions, remote location, and unpaved portions. In fact, the James Dalton Highway is one of the most isolated roads in the U.S. Built in 1974 as the service road for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the highway is not to be taken lightly. It’s a mostly gravel thoroughfare often ruled by 18-wheelers. Many who have driven the Dalton Highway have called it “the ultimate road trip.” Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable visit.