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Twisting and winding roads offer a thrill, painting memories of adventurous journeys. However, when it comes to sheer efficiency in connecting point A to point B, nothing beats the allure of a straight stretch. Dive into our list showcasing the world's most unwavering roads, where the journey is as straight as the destination.

Bridges come in all forms and defy gravity, connecting even the most remote and treacherous terrains. Brace yourself as we embark on a thrilling adventure to explore some of the most awe-inspiring bridges on our planet.

Determining the highest road on Earth is an arduous task, primarily due to the ambiguity surrounding the term 'road' itself. Does it refer to a treacherous mountain pass accessible only to skilled drivers with specialized vehicles? Or does it signify a pathway exclusively suited for bicycles or motorcycles? Alternatively, should we consider a mountain road that can be traversed by an average driver with a regular vehicle? 

The world is replete with picturesque routes, where roads snake up and down majestic mountains, offering breathtaking views and heart-stopping challenges. These roads, with their tight, winding turns, mirror the twists and loops of hairpins, and thus aptly named - hairpin turns. 

While a signpost at the base of Col de la Bonette boldly declares it as 'the highest road in Europe' at 2,802 meters above sea level, this assertion stands corrected on several fronts. The claim emanates from a two-kilometer-long teardrop-shaped loop encircling the Cime de la Bonette peak, which sits at 2,860 meters. Although this loop represents one of the highest paved through routes in the Alps and across France, there exist other mountain passes in Europe that surpass its altitude.

Resulta muy difícil determinar cuál es la carretera más alta del planeta, ya que es imposible establecer qué se entiende por carretera. Es un puerto de montaña que sólo puede conducir un conductor experto con un coche adaptado, o es un camino que puede hacerse en bicicleta o motocicleta únicamente o tenemos que ceñirnos estrictamente a un punto que puede ser conducido por un conductor normal con un vehículo normal? Por tanto, resulta muy difícil determinar qué significa la carretera más alta del mundo.

Have you ever dreamed of embarking on a road trip that transcends the ordinary? Beyond the monotonous commutes and routine highways lies a realm of breathtaking beauty, daring adventure, and awe-inspiring landscapes – these are the world's most scenic drives.

Explore the vast expanse of the world's longest highways with us. The Pan-American Highway secures its place in the Guinness Book of World Records, covering an impressive 29,800 miles from the frosty Prudhoe Bay in North Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina, Ushuaia. While the United States takes pride in hosting some of the planet's longest highways, the adventure doesn't stop there.

Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Buckle up and prepare for the road trip of a lifetime, as we explore the top 49 scenic coastal drives around the globe, chosen by dangerousroads.org users!

This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year and per vehicle-km in some countries in the year the data was collected.

Thinking about hitting the road on your next vacation? Be careful out there. Not every country (or state) has the same safety standards that you may be used to. We spanned the globe and found five places where you might want to stay off the streets — and five places that are exceptionally safe.

The Alps are a mountain system located in south-central Europe, to the immediate north of the Mediterranean Sea. They extend for almost 700 miles in a crescent shape from the coastline of southern France (near Monaco) into Switzerland, then through northern Italy and into Austria, and down through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro - then ending in Albania on the rugged coastline of the Adriatic Sea.

Across the globe, from the bustling streets of Hong Kong to the serene countryside of England, there are roads that resonate with eerie tales and haunting legends. Ghostly hitchhikers, phantom children, spectral soldiers, and mysterious women clad in white have been said to wander these roads, leaving a trail of chilling encounters in their wake.

A highway is any public road or other public way on land which has two or more lanes per direction. The first highway was built 175 years ago.

We are constantly bombarded with data about the most dangerous roads in the world. But where are the worst cities to drive a car? If you're thinking about planning an international road trip with friends, you may want to consider skipping the following destinations.

Google Maps launched some years ago, on February 8, 2005, and it's become the gold standard for apps that help get you from point A to point B. But it's also the greatest prank platform ever designed. Here are some of the best deliberate (and non-deliberate) ways that Maps has been borked over the last years.

Embark on an extraordinary journey, venturing where few have dared to tread. Imagine roads so remote, they touch the fringes of our planet, almost reaching the North Pole. When driving these roads, preparation is key. Ensure you're equipped with a sturdy vehicle, ample food and water supplies, matches, warm clothing, and sufficient fuel. These roads, situated in the extreme north, aren’t just pathways; they're gateways to unparalleled adventures.

Across the globe, certain roads present a unique challenge, being inundated not once but twice daily by the relentless high tide. As the tide recedes, it often leaves behind a treacherous trail of slippery seaweed, making these routes particularly perilous.

Embark on a journey with us as we share some of our cherished roads from around the world. This list is far from objective, and undoubtedly, we might be overlooking a few gems. Nevertheless, it's a delightful beginning. These roads aren't ranked by importance or preference; it's not a definitive 'best of the best' compilation. Instead, these are simply our favorites – each one extraordinary in its own right.

According to the World Health Organization's figures, this is the list of the world's most dangerous countries to drive. If you’re thinking of travelling abroad, then you might be interested in finding out which countries are the worst for driving in. Depending on those you think are the most dangerous, the reality may well surprise you.

According to World Health Organization's figures, this is the list of the world's safest countries to drive.If you’re thinking of travelling abroad, then you might be interested in finding out which countries are the safest for driving in. Depending on those you think are the most dangerous, the reality may well surprise you. 

Journeying above 4,000 meters, where the air is thin and temperatures often plummet, the creation of the world's highest vehicular tunnels stands as a testament to human ingenuity and determination.

The most crucial rule of the road revolves around choosing the correct side to drive on. The historical context largely determines this choice. Approximately 35% of the world's population drives on the left side. Former British colonies predominantly adopt left-side driving, influenced by historical practices. In contrast, the United States of America, Latin American countries, and most European nations favor driving on the right. This divergence in driving sides is a historical legacy shaped by colonial influences, regional practices, and historical decisions. Over time, these choices have become ingrained in each region's traffic norms, contributing to the global variation in driving preferences.

Tunnels are some of the most amazing marvels of engineering. But the world's longest tunnels are definitely not the place for a car to break down. The great breakthrough in engineering and construction has ensured infrastructure today with a high level.

The Dead Sea (that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) is the lowest place on land that’s below sea level, at 1,360 feet. But dozens of land areas of the Earth sit below current sea level. The ten places with the lowest elevations are listed below. 33 countries have land below sea level.

Some famous bridges are creepy suicide magnets. They garnered the nickname of Suicide bridge due to the number of suicides and attempted suicides since its completion. Some of the bridges in this list have been the site of hundreds of suicides, most typically by jumping off and into the water or ground below. Due this fact, most of the bridges are erecting a suicide barrier.

Petrol heads, take note. The world's best road has just been announced. There are few things as thrilling as accelerating past breathtaking countryside views, and now we know where to find the most thrilling stretch of tarmac possible. The N-222 road from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal has been awarded the prestigious honour.

This is the list of the world’s highest bridges, ranked by the maximum distance from the road of the bridge down to the ground or water beneath.

dangerousroads.org has always been on a quest: to explore and spotlight the world's most exhilarating and challenging roads. From vertigo-inducing mountain ledges to scenic coastal drives that take your breath away, we delve deep into the heart of road adventures.

Finding the highest mountain road in South America may also mean discovering some of the highest roads in the world. But in the South American Andes the situation is confusing like in the Himalayas and the results are often questionable and conflicting. Many high altitude gravel roads are particularly being reported in Bolivia and Chile. But all elevation indications vary greatly in different reports and you can actually not rely on them.

We decided to ask the stars of Formula 1 to combine their love of music and fast cars by telling us their favorite songs to listen to whenever they get the chance to hit the open road.The resulting playlist is as eclectic, exciting, traditional and fun as the F1 grid itself.

Sometimes we’re so high up in the mountains that we take a deep breath and it feels like we havent’ any oxygen left at all. Even in these conditions, human beings have adapted to a huge variety of conditions, living in sky-high elevations over 16,700ft above the sea level.

Europe is the sixth largest continent in size. It extends from Iceland (west) to the Ural Mountains of Russia (east). It’s bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

We believe that we’ve seen most of the road signs already. But some of them, all around the world, are really crazy. They are meant to do anything from indicate an upcoming turn to warn of hazardous conditions. But sometimes the signs are so unusual they’re more distracting than they are helpful.

It’s difficult so say where’s the African highest mountain pass. Some sources say they should be found either in Morocco, in the mountainous East Africa or in South Africa/Lesotho. But some of these areas are still not well developed and is hard to obtain reliable information about the condition and elevation of mountain roads there.

Paved roads are those surfaced with crushed stone (macadam) and hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents, with concrete, or with cobblestones, as a percentage of all the country’s roads, measured in length.

Tunnels, with their extreme low lighting, echoing darkness, and often damp conditions, are intrinsically eerie places. It's no wonder that many tunnels are steeped in legends of haunting and paranormal encounters. From spine-chilling discoveries to ghostly apparitions, these subterranean passages have gained sinister reputations. Enter these eerie tunnels at your own peril, where mysteries and phantoms await.

Looking close enough, Google Maps is full of bizarre moments. A two-headed dog, a magical floating limb, disappearing woman's body on the beach, people with missing heads and even half a cat, prowling nonchalantly along a street, disembodied limbs, strange distended abdomens, and even iPhones embedded in bums.

Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España are the three major European professional cycling stage races. They are multi-week races (21 days) with daily stages and have more points for the UCI World Tour than in other races.