11. Sichuan-Tibet Highway – China
As if we didn’t have enough dangerous roads from different countries, we’re about to add China to our list as we cover the Sichuan-Tibet highway. There are plenty of highways on here that are physically terrifying, but the Sichuan-Tibet Highway has the numbers to back it up.
The highway is responsible for 7,500 deaths out of every 100,000 people. That’s definitely a lot of death occurring on this road that is roughly 2,142km long. It is also not paved, meaning that during some of the rainier seasons mud can lead to your cars getting stuck for upwards of weeks. That’s a whole different type of traffic jam!
It isn’t just other drivers that make the highway a dangerous place to drive, as it is also vulnerable to avalanches, rock slides and other hazardous conditions that may play a significant impact on driving conditions. At least the scenery may be worth it, as you will drive past 14 high mountains, as well as travel through some of the most beautiful and iconic rivers in China.