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Scariest Driving Roads

Driving on a thin road near the edge of thousands of feet below is scary and very dangerous. These roads despite having high death rates are used for transport every day from the people who live in the near area. Here is a list of some of the scariest in the world:

Paso de Los Libertadores, Chile

The most spectacular road that connects Chile and Argentina is Paso de Los Libertadores.  The road has many 180-degree corners without security fences and is covered with show almost all the year. Heavy vehicles like trucks and buses traveling every day can form long convoys. Climbing the mountain can last for hours, but it offers magnificent view when reaching the top.  To drive on the road you need great driving skills and a lot of patience.

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Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

One of the most famous tunnels on Earth is located in the Taihang Mountains in China, connecting the village Guoliang with the rest of the world. Build by thirteen villagers in five years, the tunnel was opened in 1977 and today is a big tourist attraction in China. Passing through the mountain doesn’t tolerate any mistakes.

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Karakoram Highway, Pakistan

The highest paved international road connects China and Pakistan at an elevation of 4,693 m (15, 397 ft). Passing across the Karakorman mountain range it is prone to floods and landslides, but with amazing views of K2 Mountain. The popular tourist route is not recommended for those ones who have problems with altitude sickness.

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James W. Dalton Highway, Alaska

The 667 kilometers (414 miles) road in Alaska is running between the Elliot Highway (near the city of Fairbanks) and Deadhorse (near the Arctic Ocean) in the middle of nowhere. Driving in -80°F, escaping big pot holes and battling with the flying rocks carried by the winds, are the common everyday problems for the drivers. One of the most isolated highways in the United States of America is navigated by approximately 400 trucks yearly.

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Road of Death, Bolivia

North Yungas Road, also known as the “Death Road” is connecting the cities La Paz and Coroico in Bolivia. The road is very narrow and two vehicles passing each other can be very dangerous while driving near the edge.  Around 200-300 people die traveling on this road every year.

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