25 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

For thousands of years, roads have provided a means for safer and more efficient movement of travel, but as you will see in a moment, this is not always the case. While some of the roads on our list are heavily traveled thoroughfares, others are remote, winding, and narrow. Whatever the case may be though, the 25 Most Dangerous Roads in the World will likely convince you that walking isn’t really that bad after all.

The Himalayan Roads


This catch all term for any road leading up into the Himalayas refers to a very dangerous network of unpaved, narrow, and slippery roads that are dotted with crashed cars and rolled over buses.


BR-116, Brazil


The second longest road in Brazil has been nicknamed “The Highway of Death” for obvious reasons. Every year, thousands of people die due to its poor upkeep and maintenance and even threats from gangs and bandits.


James Dalton Highway, Alaska

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The James Dalton Highway in Alaska, although appearing serene at first glance, is filled with potholes, small flying rocks carried by fast winds, and worst of all, it runs through the middle of nowhere.


Commonwealth Avenue, Philippines


More popularly known as the “Killer Highway” of the Philippines, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has seen numerous pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular deaths over the years due to awful regulations and enforcement of traffic laws.


North Yungas Road, Bolivia


Also known as the “Road of Death” in Bolivia, it is often cited as the most dangerous road in the world. It is a regular occurrence for buses and trucks to go tumbling to the valley below, especially when they try passing each other. Yeah, walking doesn’t sound too bad after all.

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