Driving can feel like an adventure sport sometimes. From under-qualified newly minted drivers to elderly motorists who haven’t yet been prevailed upon to surrender their license, it sometimes seem like everyone is out to get you.
Meanwhile, road rage cases pile up in the media. It’s getting to the point where pulling over for an ambulance is becoming a severe imposition on our patience.
With all this in mind, it’s nice to know that there are roads elsewhere on this earth that feature even worse driving conditions. We don’t kid. Here are some prime examples of what Robert Frost once referred to as “the road less traveled”. Except that these ones are traveled, and you stand an increased chance to lose your life on one them.
10. North Yungas Road
North Yungas Road, located deep in the Amazon region of Bolivia, has earned the charming nickname of “Death Road”. Chances are, there’s something to that. In only 40 miles, this narrow, twisting path manages to rack up a record of fatalities per year that secures its claim to fame as the world’s most dangerous path. Indeed, some 300 souls have met their maker whilst traveling the Yungas Road.
9. Luxor-al-Hurghada Road
Perhaps the most ancient and noble of all the terrible roads on our list of shame is the Luxor-al-Hurghada Road, located smack in the heart of the illustrious Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Roads in these parts have been precariously maintained, populated by bandits, and prone to unforeseen pitfalls and washouts for the better part of 5,000 years. If you think your brand new Range Rover will fare better than a Roman chariot, then book your flight and press your luck!