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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #21
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #22
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In Italy the "most dangerous road" title is contended between GRA (Rome tangenziale) SS148 Pontina (between Rome and Latina), SS309 Romea (between Ravenna and Venezia) and SS3bis between Cesena and Città di Castello.

For Repubblica.it the most dangerous road is SS5 Tiburtina Valeria within Rome:
http://tv.repubblica.it/copertina/la...ia/31012?video

They all are dangerous not because of harsh territory but just because they're overcrowded, full of traffic lights and intersections and in bad state.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #23
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New Yungas Road



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yungas_Road

"Replacement route
The new Yungas Road, as seen from CoroicoThe Yungas Road was modernized during a 20 year period ending in 2006. The modernization included enlarging the carriageway from one to two lanes, constructing asphalt pavement, and building a new section between Chusquipata and Yolosa, bypassing to the north one of the most dangerous sections of the old 'Death Road'.

This new route features modern construction (bridges, drainage, etc.), multiple lanes, pavement, guardrails, and many other elements that make it considerably safer than the original route. The original North Yungas Road is currently much less used by traffic, although an increasing number of adventure travelers bike it for the thrills."
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Old May 6th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #24
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Nice to see those three cars overtaking the truck when it's not allowed to (double central line and, more important, in the middle of a double curve)
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Old May 6th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #25
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So, these are the worst roads? I don't think so.
Kolyma highway (the road of bones):


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When the bridge is out of order:
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Old May 6th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #26
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EU territory. We're all very proud.
?? It's in Russia, not in EU.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 07:33 PM   #27
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EU territory. We're all very proud.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #28
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The first picture shows the Lena Highway, I think.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #29
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So, these are the worst roads? I don't think so.
Kolyma highway (the road of bones):


PS: it seems that g.spinoza quoted Slagathor before he posted

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Old May 6th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #30
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The worst brazilian road

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Old May 6th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #31
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Old May 6th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #32
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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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Yes, everyone is shunpiking there. I saw a video of it.
This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTWMR...ailpage#t=153s

(from 2:32 to 4:01)


It has some beautiful desert landscapes though

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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #33
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Varna, Bulgaria:



That happened yesterday.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #34
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The worst road in the USA I have seen is the road to Grand Canyon West in Arizona. It's an Indian territory and they don't have enough money to pave it





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Old May 6th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #35
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PS: it seems that g.spinoza quoted Slagathor before he posted

It happened to me twice today. My provider' clock must be out of sync for some reasons.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #36
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The Dalton Highway in Alaska (made famous by the show Ice Road Truckers).

Dalton Highway



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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #37
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Multan Road, Lahore, Pakistan, part of the mostly-impressive N5:




Upgrade work is underway, though. Gotta do something about the drainage first:








Oooh, now they're getting somewhere!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #38
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Ironically there have now been at least 18 cyclists died on the ride since 1998.
I knew that a number had died but I didn't know that it was 18. I feel mixed emotions about the bike rides - part of me feels that such a frivolous activity on in a place where so many have died, just trying to make a living, seems like a slap in the face to the victims. But another part of me wants to ride down that road myself.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #39
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When I see those pictures of the vehicles stuck on the Kolyma Road, I'm amazed at how they were able to make it so far along that muddy road, only to all get so catastrophically stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Someone once said (P.J. O'Rourke, perhaps?) that four-wheel drive doesn't keep you from getting stuck. It just enables you to get stuck much farther from civilization than two-wheel drive.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #40
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The state of Maryland, USA, has its own "Death Road".

Maryland Route 135 descends from the crest of Backbone Mountain, the state's highest, down to the town of Bloomington, losing 600 m (2,000 ft) in just 6 km (4 miles). Straight or gently curving, well-maintained, but with a steady grade of nearly 10%, and ending abruptly at a "T" intersection fronted by a concrete wall.

Descending, trucks are limited to 10 mph (16 km/h) with signs to this effect every 1/10 mile (160 m), with a full stop required in three separate places.

Signs warn truck drivers,

IF BRAKES FAIL, DITCH TRUCK IMMEDIATELY

If you're lucky, the runaway truck ramp will stop you.



If you're not, you'll have a nice little cross painted in your memory on the wall at the bottom.

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In addition to the several dozen crosses, the wall is heavily cracked from all the collisions, and when I last saw it several years ago it was all blackened from a fire.
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