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Old May 7th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #41
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I am one of those crazy people who want to drive the Bolivia Death Road one day.
With the new road open, there is only a trickle of traffic on the old road. Most of the accidents happened when vehicles going in opposite directions were trying to pass each other, presumably driving very slowly, and the car on the outside miscalculated and rolled off the edge. With the lower volume of traffic the old road should be much safer.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #42
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US 6 between Spanish Fork, UT and Green River UT has been named among the most deadliest rural highways in the US it was even covered in NPR. Since the road runs through many canyons there is not alot of room for expansion and the highway itself is a major artery between Denver and Salt Lake City leading to many head on collisions.

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Old May 7th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #43
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That happened yesterday.
what happened there?
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Old May 7th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #44
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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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The first pic is old. The road, to the best of my knowledge, has since been extensively upgraded.

Pictures 2 and 4, look a lot like the Forest Service roads in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, minus the collapsed bridge.

People who live in Siberia have long complained about the state of the roads in that part of the country and how so little, if anything is done.
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That happened yesterday.
Looks like road construction and the remaining pavement was too narrow for the cars.
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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.
Debate still rages over the status of the road. Depending on the source, people were driving on a winter road that had been closed due to the spring breakup, the ice road melted suddenly, stranding drivers and that it was road construction, but the road surface had not been packed down yet.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #45
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Yes, these are old photos are still popular in the russian internet.
1 and 7 photos is highway " Lena", 2, 4, 5, 6 - highway "Kolyma",3 -not Russia.
Both roads were layed in very harsh conditions on the permafrost, in summer +40, in winter -60.
There are some photos taken this winter at -57 C.









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Old May 7th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #46
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?? It's in Russia, not in EU.
Ooops. Because of vycanismajoris's location (Sofia), I just assumed it was Bulgaria. Sorry!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #47
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Looks like road construction and the remaining pavement was too narrow for the cars.
No, a giant hole appeared and swallowed the two cars. It seems that there had been a big cave under the ground and it just opened while these two cars were above it. I have some other videos and photos from Varna and I'm going to post them tomorrow.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #48
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US 6 between Spanish Fork, UT and Green River UT has been named among the most deadliest rural highways in the US it was even covered in NPR. Since the road runs through many canyons there is not alot of room for expansion and the highway itself is a major artery between Denver and Salt Lake City leading to many head on collisions.

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what's wrong with that road ??? for me it looks amazing :p
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #49
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I agree it looks amazing
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #50
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what's wrong with that road ??? for me it looks amazing :p
Like I said earlier that road has alot of head on collisions plus you have alot of people speeding on it and there are also alot of blind curves as well. Since the road is also a major transportation artery between Salt Lake City, Denver, and the National Parks in Southern Utah there is also alot of tourist and truck traffic than is considered normal for a two lane road. Granted some stretches are much better than others and there have been some improvements.


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Old May 8th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #51
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Just north of this..in BC...I believe it was BC Highway 12 that went into the interior valleys around Lilloet, Lytton ..was the absolute scariest highway I've been on. Literally it was less than one lane in width across in certain spots and looking out of my window I saw what I would meet if I slipped ! Never did I ever believe that highways as that one existed in North America....but they do....well did at least since that some 13 years ago when I was traveling the interior valleys of south western BC north and east of Vancouver.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #52
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Yup. That's Hwy 12 between Lytton and Lilloett. It's narrow in a couple of spots, as well as high up on the cliff side. There are places that are "more exciting" The Big Hill down into the Bella Coola Valley is one. Other sections are on well used Forestry roads.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #53
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N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West (over here). Fatigue related accidents is the issue here.

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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #54
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Los Caracoles Pass, a very steep road and a mountain pass between Chile and Argentina, features a countless tough twists among the drought most of the year.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #55
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Somebody mentioned EU territory... Well, here you are:

This is Sofia Ring Road last spring before being patched-up:




And please admire Shumen, Bulgaria's roads and happy car-repair-shop-keepers (again from last spring):

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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:43 AM   #57
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the first video is long in history... it's a completely different story now.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 08:38 AM   #58
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Here comes another one ( actually two ) from Bulgaria again, this time from Varna and its ring road:





I posted them a while ago in another thread, so some of you may have already watched them. Anyway, that place look much different now:

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US Highway 550 though Colorado is generally regarding the most dangerous in America

The other roads might be bad quality, shown here. But i have not seen such a dangerous road in my life I think. What if some people are speeding there and cutting curves and someone comes other direction, people inside the car will get extremly frightened and only a very good driver will manage to stop the car and not get out of the road in such a situation. but i guess, noone is speeding on that roadsince it is extreme, but some fools might do it still.
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In mountain roads like this one I always find speeding bikers cutting curves... a couple of times I risked a head-on collision. Maybe bikers don't realize that if a biker meets a car driver, the biker is a dead man (and the car driver is not).
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