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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #121
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This Corsican road reminds me of an old pass in central Italy, near my parent's home, called "valico di Fossato". The road is abandoned: even if formally still opened to traffic, nobody drives there anymore.

I hope I get the chance to drive on it again next September and post some pictures for you. It is in worse shape than the Corsican one above.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #122
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An unpleasant one to drive in Hungary: local road in the Northern county of Nógrád, near Kisbágyon.

It can be travelled at speeds between 40 and 60 km/h as to prevent serious mechanical damages.

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Old May 8th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #123
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Old August 30th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #124
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Stunning landscape, but requires a lot of patience to drive:
road between Valldemossa and Port of Valldemossa on Mallorca island.
Much of it allows only traffic in one direction, so vehicles have to wait a lot.

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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:16 AM   #125
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Certainly not the worst in the world, but here are some of the less comfortable roads to drive in Japan:

National Route 308 highway, Kuragari Pass, Osaka/Nara.


National Route 32 highway (former route), Inohana Pass, Kagawa/Tokushima.


Among the roads currently designated as the National Highways in Japan, I guess the section of the Route 339 in Aomori is the worst one to drive - Well, not really worst, since it's simply impossible to drive there.
Very interesting, staircase "highway"
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:58 AM   #126
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The A18/E36 in western Poland has some very bad stretches for such an important road (west-east lane):
http://maps.google.fr/maps?q=gubin&h...id=po-37479926


Lots of narrow and steep roads in Scotland, but passing places are plenty so it's usually not a problem:
http://maps.google.fr/maps?q=%C3%89c...49.95,,0,10.19
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Old August 31st, 2012, 09:43 PM   #127
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=303Qr80Wru4

Drove this beautiful road last month, at some place crossing a fat SUV on a narrow stretch...
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Old February 17th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #128
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The majority of North Korean roads will qualify for this thread - especially when considering that the amount of traffic wearing them is far less than elsewhere:











Stills taken from here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lz8-iJYfek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwKh1u-Ksg
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:31 AM   #129
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Old February 18th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #130
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Nobody mentioned road to Sv. Jure (Croatia) yet?

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Old February 19th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #131
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One of the deadliest roads in Germany is the B12 east of Munich (350 casualties in the last 20 years).
There is nothing wrong with the road as such - a normal Bundesstrasse with good surface and gentle curves through hilly terrain.
The problem is the very high traffic volume which also includes a lot of truck traffic. Many car drivers get impatient while driving behind trucks and are tempted to overtake, missjudging the speed of opposing traffic.



Construction of the parallel Autobahn A94 which should take most traffic from that road has been delayed for 30 years due to heavy NIMBY opposition and endless court battles. It looks like it's finally going to get completed soon though.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #132
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Nobody mentioned road to Sv. Jure (Croatia) yet?
Looks like fun!
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #133
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RV 60 Olden - Innvik, Norway. This is no tourist route. It's a main road with trucks and buses.



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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:13 AM   #134
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How come authorities have not yet added a second lane for opposing traffic if that road is so important/heavily used?

Honestly I would have expected to see those roadway conditions in some developing country, not Norway.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:15 AM   #135
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That road doesn't look busy from the video, and I saw just one truck (and no bus).
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Old February 20th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #136
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That road doesn't look busy from the video, and I saw just one truck (and no bus).
Busy or not, here's what happens when two trucks meet.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #137
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Honestly I would have expected to see those roadway conditions in some developing country, not Norway.
Norway seems to not care about motorists as much, they spend a tiny % of their GDP on Infra, and driving a car is quite expensive...

Yes they have nice project here and there, but overall, the infra isn't that great from what I've seen, huge traffic over narrow roads and bridges! Not to mention the snails pace speed limits on motorways! I'm under the impression it's a nation for the retired & grey haired!
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Old February 21st, 2013, 01:58 AM   #138
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Norway has the richest population in the world. It's surprising to see how people have to deal with stuff like that on the roads.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 02:59 AM   #139
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Busy or not, here's what happens when two trucks meet.
Ah, I saw this video years ago. Can't they widen it a bit?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 03:16 AM   #140
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There are a few mountain roads in Transylvania that my crappy renault couldn't atually drive on due to it being steep and curvy. The scariest part was when the engine stalled and it started rolling downhill on its own
Luckily it was caught by the brakes.

It wasn't a main road, though.
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