11 Dangerous Roads You Would Never Want To Drive on!

11 Dangerous Roads You Would Never Want To Drive on!

For many people there’s nothing better than taking a road trip with friends, family, and lovers. You might be tempted to fire up the car Eventually but before you do, we need to tell you about the 11 roads you don’t want to find yourself on.

Make sure you avoid these dangerous roads the next time you take a road trip!

11- Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan

Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan
Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan

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Highway 8 in Taiwan; There’s a part of the highway 8 in Taiwan that is feared by travellers. It goes through holes carved into the mountain and is a hot bed of earthquakes and landslides.

It is a mountain route in Taiwan and one of the most dangerous roads. The road is full of sharp turns and blind curves. The road is also narrow and winding mountain.

10- Rohtang Pass, India

This is the road to the Rohtang Pass in northern India. This picture shows cars, mostly tourists visiting the area, queuing up on this narrow road.The photo emphasizes the paradoxon between pure nature in a remote mountain region and the heavy tourist traffic in that area.
This is the road to the Rohtang Pass in northern India. This picture shows cars, mostly tourists visiting the area, queuing up on this narrow road.The photo emphasizes the paradoxon between pure nature in a remote mountain region and the heavy tourist traffic in that area.

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The Road to Rohtang Pass; Travellers on this road have to pull over and wait because it is closed for half a year. Every season the road crews come out armed with GPS devices to find the road and dig it up again. The reason? All the landslides. The name of the road translates as “Ground of Corpses”. I don’t know about you but I’d want to stay away from a ground of corpses.

9- Gorges du Nan, France

Gorges du Nan, France
Gorges du Nan, France

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This narrow road winds through Gorges du Nan; a region on the very edge of the Vercors Massif mountain range.

 8- Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

A picture taken on November 26, 2011 shows a giant wave over the Atlantic Road in Averøy, Norway as the storm “Berit” struck the Norwegian coast. Norwegian rescuers were hunting Monday for two members of a film crew swept away by a giant wave as they were filming a killer weekend storm, rescue officials said on November 28, 2011. The pair, who are now presumed dead, went missing on November 27, 2011 on the southwestern coast of the country, where swells reached up to 20 metres (65 feet). A third crew member managed to swim ashore and alert emergency crews, rescue officials said. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX NORWAY – BERIT ROALD (Photo credit should read BERIT ROALD/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on November 26, 2011 shows a giant wave over the Atlantic Road in Averøy, Norway as the storm “Berit” struck the Norwegian coast. Norwegian rescuers were hunting Monday for two members of a film crew swept away by a giant wave as they were filming a killer weekend storm, rescue officials said on November 28, 2011. The pair, who are now presumed dead, went missing on November 27, 2011 on the southwestern coast of the country, where swells reached up to 20 metres (65 feet). A third crew member managed to swim ashore and alert emergency crews, rescue officials said. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX NORWAY – BERIT ROALD (Photo credit should read BERIT ROALD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Atlantic Ocean Road; this road might just be five miles long but this Norwegian road has managed to build a reputation that ranks up there with the most infamous roads in the States such as the Loneliest Road and Route 66. It features some twisting bridges that appear to be holding themselves up with magic.

Considered one of the most scenic road trips in Europe, the Atlantic Road has its dark moments. The five-mile highway links islands between Kristansund and Molde, boasts eight bridges, and has an infamous stretch along the ocean that gets battered by massive waves and fierce winds during storms. Conditions get crazy enough that you’ll wish you stayed in Oslo.

7- James Dalton Highway, Alaska

James Dalton Highway, Alaska
James Dalton Highway, Alaska

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The Dalton Highway; this Alaskan road is 667km long and full of potholes and other dangers such as rocks carried by the wind. To make it even worse it’s smack dab in the middle of nowhere and is often covered in snow.

6- The Passage du Gois, France

France, Vendée (85), Noirmoutier, le passage du Gois (vue aérienne) // France, Vendée, Noirmoutier, Le Passage du Gois is a natural, periodically flooded passage leading to the island of Noirmoutier (aerial photography)
France, Vendée (85), Noirmoutier, le passage du Gois (vue aérienne) // France, Vendée, Noirmoutier, Le Passage du Gois is a natural, periodically flooded passage leading to the island of Noirmoutier (aerial photography)

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The Passage du Gois; this natural passage takes travellers to Noirmoutier island. The road is submerged in water for most of the day, opening only for a few hours each day during low tide. It’s the only time a car can pass safely and the only time you want to be on this road.

5- Halema Highway, Philippines

Halema Highway, Philippines
Halema Highway, Philippines

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This route should only be travelled on during March and April because the heavy rain the rest of the year causes mudslides and landslides. Needless to say the beauty of this road is hiding a dangerous secret.

4- Los Caracoles Pass, Chile

Los Caracoles Pass, Chile
Los Caracoles Pass, Chile

This road that passes through the mountain Andreas between Argentina and Chile. There are many slopes and sharp turns on this road; none of which have fences for security.The road is snow-covered almost all the year. Snow together with the complex natural landscape requires extreme patience and driving skill to drive in emergency situations. However, this road is maintained in working condition, which significantly reduces the number of accidents on it. Trucks and even double-decker tourist buses travel daily on this road.

3- Patiopoulo-Perdikaki Road in Greece

Patiopoulo-Perdikaki Road in Greece
Patiopoulo-Perdikaki Road in Greece

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What makes this road so dangerous is that the elevation seems to change every 500 metres. It sounds pretty interesting but you’ll realise how dangerous it is when you consider the lack of guard rails and all the potholes, twists, and livestock traffic.

2- Tian Men Shan Big Gate Road, China

Tian Men Shan Big Gate Road, China
Tian Men Shan Big Gate Road, China

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Situated within the Tianmen Mountain National Park in China, this road would have been safe to travel if not for the scary turns you have to take for a distance of a whooping 1.1 kilometres if you wish to reach the top. The scenery might make you want to enjoy the view while you drive, but if you aren’t careful, you might experience a fatal crash. The choice is yours!

1- Zoji La in India

Zoji La in India
Zoji La in India

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This mountain pass is part of the Western Himalayan mountain ranges and it’s around 12 feet above sea level. If the narrow roads weren’t bad enough; you can’t move off the path for even an inch without dying thanks to the steep mountain edges and bitter cold.

 

The moral of the story is pretty simple; stay inside! If you do find yourself going outside then just avoid these roads if you want to stay alive.

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