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Highest roads of South America

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.

Countries with lowest % of paved roads

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.

Winners of the Grand Tour (cycling)

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.

Highest bridges in the world

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.

List of left- & right-driving countries

The most important rule of the road concerns which side to drive on. The reasons for driving on different sides of the road are historical. About a 35% of the world population drives on the left. Most former British colonies drive on the left side of the road, whereas the United States of America, Latin American countries and European countries drive on the right.

The world's most dangerous countries to drive

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.

Our favorite roads around the world

These are some of our favorite roads around the world. This will not be an objective list and we’re probably forgetting many, but... it's a good way to start. This list is not in particular order of importance/preference and isn’t meant to be a best of the best roads list.

Suicide bridges

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.

The World's Worst Driver?

This one could be, probably, the World’s worst driver. This Asian driver was caught in China hitting pedestrians, then making a run for it hitting two cars and running over a scooter driver!

Highest vehicular tunnels in the world

After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4.000m above the sea level, the tunnels on this list are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone. Sadly, hundreds of websites misinform about the world’s highest tunnels, claiming wrong records.

The World’s Fastest Downhill Mountain Bike Ride

Austrian downhill rider Max Stöckl broke the world speed record for stock mountain bikes on gravel, in the Atacama desert of Chile, reaching an incredible top speed of over 167 km/h (104 miles per hour).

Samsung invents a screen on the back of trucks to show the road ahead

Welcome to 2015. Samsung is the next company to have overlap in the invention arena. The compay’s newest invention is a television set. Nothing unusual for Samsung, a company known for its electronics, right? Guess again. Samsung’s newest television is the back wall of a truck.

Highest roads of Africa

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.

What’s your favorite driving song?

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.

Cycling South America: 8 Epic Climbs and Descents

Over the past 10-20 years, as cycle touring’s popularity has taken off, so too have the numbers of long distance adventurers who have set their sights on South America. With most countries on this vast continent having transitioned from military dictatorships to democracy and freedom, South America offers a refuge from the insecurity or overcrowding that characterize much of the world today.

Earth’s Lowest Elevations

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.

The world's safest countries to drive

According to the 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. 

Highest asphalted roads of Europe

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.

Bizarre distorted images on Google Maps

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.

Road traffic deaths. Data by country

Approximately 1.24 million deaths occurred on the world’s roads in 2010. In 2010, middle-income countries had the highest road traffic death rates, at 20.1 per 100 000. In 2010, 50% of deaths on the world’s roads occured among vulnerable road users.

The fastest speeding offences in Europe

Many sports car drivers flout the law in their quest for extreme adrenaline rushes. HomeToGo and HappyCar investigated drivers across Europe to create a ranking featuring 8 of the fastest speeding offences in 8 different European countries.




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