Roads to Hell

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Driving Experiences, a UK based group, created an interactive map of the most dangerous highways around the world. 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.

Four of the most dangerous highways are right here in the United States. 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’.

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.

Read the article here and check out the map here.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com 

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