The UK has some of the safest roads in the world with only the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Estonia and Spain preceding us. This means our lorry drivers can go to work every day without having to worry if they are going to make it home. This isn’t the case for a lot of truck drivers across the world. Some are dealing with ice roads or sheer cliff drops where many drivers die each year.
Here are the most dangerous roads in the world for truck drivers.
This road makes it on the list for its remoteness and conditions as well as the dirt and gravel road surface. It was originally constructed to service the Trans-Alaska pipeline in 1974. It covers some 414 miles and passes through only three towns with a combined population of 100 people. It’s fair to say if you require any commercial vehicle diagnostics while on this road, you might be waiting a long time. It was featured on the TV programmes ‘Ice Road Truckers’ and BBC’s ‘World’s Most Dangerous Roads’.
This highway is considered to be one of the most extreme and deadly highways. This is mostly down to the high altitude you have to deal with. Along the way you have to deal with snowy mountain peaks, hairpin bends and deep gorges. The highway covers over 2,400km and reaches heights of 20,000 feet. When starting the highway you can be in warm spring conditions and eventually end up in icy, frozen mountain passes.
This stretch of road is named the world’s longest drivable road. It navigates 30,000 miles across North and South America, with the most dangerous part going through Costa Rica. It is a poorly maintained road that often washes away during the rainy season, leaving behind steep curves and large potholes. It reaches altitudes of 13,00 feet and hits drivers with extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures.
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