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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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The worst roads to drive on in the world

Some of the most dangerous roads to drive on in the World.




Karnali Highway in northwest Nepal








Yungas Road (also known as "El Camino de la Muerte" or "The Death Road") in Bolivia

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Old May 5th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Guoliang Road Tunnel in China (considered to be the most dangerous road tunnel in the whole world. )
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Old May 5th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Worst or dangerous? This is quite a difference. Dangeorus roads are mostly because of drivers who don't apply necessary care to driving.
But you can find worst roads in almost every country.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Guoliang Road Tunnel in China (considered to be the most dangerous road tunnel in the whole world. )
What's so dangerous about it? The most dangerous thing I saw was an idiot overtaking in the tunnel.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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why are they insisting on driving by trucks there? that's not a road, just some 'way' for horses and pedestrians. if they buy motor vehicles, they should build the road in the first place.

(maybe this thread would be more interesting as 'your country's worst road'. just an idea.)
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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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Have you ever seen Spanish N-II between Alfajarin and Fraga? 91 km of road with loads of trucks, and it's between the two main cities of the country, Madrid and Barcelona.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #7
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Main road no. 19, Romania:

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Have you ever seen Spanish N-II between Alfajarin and Fraga? 91 km of road with loads of trucks, and it's between the two main cities of the country, Madrid and Barcelona.
Yes, everyone is shunpiking there. I saw a video of it.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #9
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US Highway 550 though Colorado is generally regarding the most dangerous in America

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What's so dangerous about it? The most dangerous thing I saw was an idiot overtaking in the tunnel.
Supposedly there is alot of head on collisions plus the tunnels themselves are extremely narrow.
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US Highway 550 though Colorado is generally regarding the most dangerous in America

Such an important road and they can't find few bucks for a barrier?
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Such an important road and they can't find few bucks for a barrier?
Ironically this road is called the "Million Dollar Highway".
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Ironically this road is called the "Million Dollar Highway".
Back when the road was built, a million bucks went a lot farther than they do now. The problem is the road width. Adding pre-cast barriers would actually make the road too narrow for two way traffic, because the base of the barriers is about 61 cm (24") wide. The road itself is just over 5.5m (about 18'). Anything under that, is considered single lane width.

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Starting out on NH22 in Shimla, the "highway" heads northeast through the town of Rampur, onto the villages of Tapri, Karcham, Kuppa,and Kalpa. Cut somewhat haphazardly out of mountain cliff-sides, parts of NH22 have earned fear-inducing nicknames like "Freefall Freeway," "The Cutouts," "Breakaway Bend," "The Ledge" and "Angry Mountain."

Source: IRT World's Deadliest Roads
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The worst road i know about is the road up to the Mont Chaberton in France
http://alpenrouten.de/Chaberton-Mont_point83.html
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I am one of those crazy people who want to drive the Bolivia Death Road one day.
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A new Yungas Road, opened five years ago, on the opposite side of the valley. It is paved, with two 3.5 meter lanes and guardrails. Same 1 km drop-off should you break through the guard rail.

The old road is still open, with some traffic, and is popular with cyclists.

It's not far from La Paz, the capital, so it shouldn't be hard to plan a trip.
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A new Yungas Road, opened five years ago, on the opposite side of the valley. It is paved, with two 3.5 meter lanes and guardrails. Same 1 km drop-off should you break through the guard rail.

The old road is still open, with some traffic, and is popular with cyclists.

It's not far from La Paz, the capital, so it shouldn't be hard to plan a trip.
Ironically there have now been at least 18 cyclists died on the ride since 1998.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #18
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Imo, the worst road in Slovakia is well known I/65 Martin - Turčianske Teplice.

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I traveled on that road twice: 2007 (passenger), 2010 (driver). It's quite bumpy mostly because of concrete dilatation spaces, but there were also some potholes...

Aren't they going to do anything about it? There are some sections where is wide enough to make a 2+1 main road.
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I traveled on that road twice: 2007 (passenger), 2010 (driver). It's quite bumpy mostly because of concrete dilatation spaces, but there were also some potholes...

Aren't they going to do anything about it? There are some sections where is wide enough to make a 2+1 main road.
They have renovated some really bad bits but it is still in such a bad conditions. SSC (Slovak Road Administration) still keeps complaining that NDS is going to build there expressway R3. Of course, there are many more sections which are needed more than some R3 in Turiec. What might help is to merge SSC and NDS together, which may happen next year.

Back in 50s, this road was designed as a motorway, so just junctions and another 2 lanes (there is low AADT anyway) would be needed.
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