the most dangerous road in the world
Luffy Thursday, December 21, 2006 Popular PostIn the South American country of Bolivia.
It consists of 70 km of dirt and rock heading north from La Paz, the
world's highest capitol (altitude 3,660 metres), to Coroico, a beautiful
cloud forest town at the rim of the Amazon basin. Its catchy nickname is
due to the 26 vehicles that fall off the road per year. About 200 people
annually lose their lives here.
A fatal accident every fortnight is not uncommon on the Coroico road (the
July disaster brought the death toll during the previous eight months to
55) and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank declared this, the
world's most dangerous road.
The only road that exists to get to the Amazon from La Paz, it is carved
into the sides of a canyon. It can have vertical drops for 500 metres and
has no guardrails.
Consequently, most Bolivians take the time to pray before their descent.
After all, it could be their last.
Rated As The World's Most Dangerous Road