Hertfordshire: An interactive map by Hertfordshire-based firm Driving Experiences has highlighted 22 most deadly highways of the world. The map includes fear factor ratings for the routes and includes perilous facts about them to highlight the dangers of driving.
The map is based upon the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) global status report of 2013 on road safety as well as other data sets. Each road is rated according to its fear factor with the North Yungas scoring 10 out of 10. The North Yungas road in Bolivia is widely considered to be the world’s most dangerous route and has even earned the nickname of death road. While Pakistan’s picturesque-sounding Fairy Meadows Road was rated the second scariest because of its treacherous high altitude, unstable and narrow mountain roads. Factors such as altitude, safety precautions in place including barriers, local driving techniques, the condition of vehicles, road surfaces, annual road deaths per country and weather conditions were all taken into account when producing the map.
Source: Daily Mail