Following my recent post on Top Gear’s review of arguably the world’s greatest driving roads, i-Motor magazine this month looks at the other end of the spectrum and identifies some of the most dangerous roads on the planet.

Below is my pick from their selection
- Eyre Highway, Australia – Has stretches of highway up to 300 miles without settlements is not an ideal place to break down! Also known for being the straightest, flattest road in the world, it’s ‘road trains’ are a familiar, yet dangerous, sight.
- Arc De Triomphe, France – One of the most recognisable monuments in France is found in the centre of a daunting road junction. With multiple lanes and no road markings, it needs to be approached with caution!
- Yungas Road, Bolivia – Built in the 1930’s and known as ‘Death Road’, it has unguarded drops of at least 600m along its single-lane track. Yungas Road is responsible for up to 300 deaths annually earning it the reputation as ‘the world’s most dangerous road’

I know from visiting China that although it doesn’t make the above dangerous road list, is always a place I’d chose to take the chauffeur driven option than drive myself – where have you been that would make you want to choose the chauffeur option?

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4 Responses to “Most Dangerous Roads in the World”

  1. Robert Says:

    To be honest, I’m not sure there is anywhere I would trust a chauffeur more then I trust myself, but I guess there are some places I would probably choose a local driver rather then drive myself, though not necessarily because it’s dangerous.

    Manhattan is the first place; while I have driven there, I try and avoid it.
    Same goes for India (almost anywhere!)
    There are other places where some might find it too scary to drive and would rather be driven, and I can think of the Amalfi coast Italy, and some Swiss Alps roads for star, but give me these roads to drive on any day! :-)

  2. Matt Cronin Says:

    I was very happy to have a local driver in Bangalore!

  3. Ivan Walsh Says:

    Donegal in northern Ireland.

    They’re big fans of road-racing and the boys love to practice.

    The problem is these country roads are small, narrow, and very windy.

    And there is only enough room for one!

    So many families have lost their lives on these roads.

    Northern Ireland is really beautiful but don’t go driving there, esp at the weekends.

    Ivan

    PS – I live in China now.

    What’s interesting here is that drivers will not turn on their lights.

    Why?

    To save the batteries…

  4. Kent Svensson Says:

    Its many dangerous roads all over the world. But its allways the driver make dangerous.

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