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?