Top 10 Deadliest Road In The World


Here is a list of 10 most dangerous roads in the world. Based on high death rates and accidents we have compiled list of Top 10 Dangerous roads from around the World. About 1.3 million people die in traffic accidents every year. The World Health Organization has declared 2011-2021, “A decade of action for road safety.” But while many of those deaths could be prevented by better driving, there are some roads that test the skill, and courage, of any driver. Whether its hairpin bends, sheer mountain drops or roads through war zones, following are

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Passage Du Gois, France


This 4.3 km stretch of road links the France mainland with the island of Noirmoutier, on France’s Atlantic coast. At first glance you might think that’s not a bad road to drive on. Wait a few hours and your opinion will change as the tide comes in and causes the entire route to vanish. Twice a day this road is underwater and any cars that mistime their crossing are going with it.

Even if you time the tides just right, driving this road can be a challenge because it’s wet and covered in seaweed which can make it as slippery as ice.

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Patiopoulo-Perdikaki road, Greece


Over the 23.5 km length of this Greek road, the elevation changes almost 500m. This may not sound so bad to you right now, but throw in a lot of potholes, significantly tight twists and turns, heavy truck, pedestrian and livestock traffic and the fact there are very few, if any guard-rails and you have one dangerous road.

The icing on the cake for this particular route is that there are often no lines on markings which means many night-time travelers drive straight off the road to their death.

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Luxor-Al-Hurghada Road, Egypt


This stretch of road between the ancient city of luxon and the red sea resort city if Hurghada is one which many will tell you to stay away from. But why you ask? First the road goes through some rather remote areas where a breakdown can mean big trouble depending on what time of day it is.

Second, this area is known to be patrolled by bands of criminals and terrorists who generally strike at night. This is led many people to drive without their headlights on at night resulting in a significant number of fatal head-on collisions. If you want to drive at night on this road, you must have high end night-vision goggles.

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Taroko Gorge Road, Taiwan


Part of Taiwan highway no.8 the taroko gorge road is widely considered to be the country’s deadliest stretch of roadway. Carved into, and sometimes through, the mountainous terrain, this road faces significant erosion and landslides. Thanks to heavy rains and earthquakes. It is made all the more challenging by the fact that the road is extremely narrow in spots and has numerous blind corners which can be full of surprises. Lose control or bumped by another car? There’s a good bet you are plummeting down the side of the mountain and becoming the latest victim of infamous stretch of road.

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Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand 


Located in south west New Zealand, skipper’s canyon road had all the characteristics you’d expect of a dangerous route. It is carved into the side of mountains and hills, has very little in the way of safety features and barriers and is extremely narrow. In fact this 16.5 mile stretch is so narrow that if two vehicles meet, one will often have to backup for some distance to find a part wide enough to let the other pass safely.

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Halsema Highway, Philippines


Situated 2000m above sea level, this road is deemed ‘safest’ in the summer months of March and April. That’s because over the rest of the year, heavy rainfalls, fog rock and mudslides can turn this route into a nightmare. Tourists brave the risks to take in the amazing views of landscape. Unfortunately, the dangerous environment combined with the fact that our buses often drive far too fast on this rather narrow stretch means that every year there are many crashes as vehicles hit one another or simply roll off the edge of the road and plummet down the mountain side.

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Tianmen mountain road, China

11km long and with an elevation change of 1100m from start to finish, this Chinese roadway is not for the faint of heart. With 99 hairpin turns, this road isn’t narrow by the standard of other roads mentioned in this video. But meeting an incoming vehicle can make things a bit challenging.

There are barriers all along the route but too much speed or getting caught up in the beauty of the Surroundings Mountains won’t prevent you from going over the edge and taking a rather long fall to the bottom.

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Eyre Highway, Australia

Straight, flat and well maintained. Australia’s Eyre highway doesn’t sound like it belongs on a list of dangerous roads. Don’t be fooled! This 1675Km long stretch of road goes through one of the most desolate and remote parts of Australia. Picture mad max, only with far fewer bandits, and more wombats, camels, and kangaroos.

In fact, the road is so straight, flat and featureless that motorists have a hard time paying attention or even staying awake. This has produced a significant number of crashes and collisions resulting in Australian’s giving the road the nickname ‘Slaughter alley’.

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Karakoram Highway, China to Pakistan


The world’s highest paved international roadway, the Karakorum highway cuts through mountains and canyons to link china and Pakistan. Naturally, being a mountains route, this road is dangerous to begin with. Add in heavy fog, sudden blizzards and flooding and you have a terrifying drive.  It doesn’t end there, however, as bandits and terrorists are known to camp out near certain sections of the road, always ready to strike an unsuspecting target.

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Zoji La Pass, India


It truly is amazing what people will call a road. This 9Km long stretch is situated 3.5Km above sea level and links the cities of Ladakh and Kashmir. High winds and Heavy snowfall make this route impassable for long periods during the year. Motorists are advised to use four-wheel-drive but the mud can become so thick after a rain that even the best vehicles get stuck.

Even in perfect weather, the narrow roads, lack of safety barriers and use by other large trucks and livestock mean the Zoji la pass is one road to stay clear of.

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