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The 10 Most Dangerous Roads in the World [VIDEO]

In the following video, you will see the 10 most dangerous roads in the world. See if you would dare drive any of these.

The road, usually referred to as the Dalton Highway (and signed as Alaska Route 11), was initially built in 1974 as a supply route for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and is named after James Dalton, the Alaska-born engineer who directed and supervised its construction. The highway runs parallel to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and despite its bleak, isolated and remote setting, it is often navigated by anything up to 150 trucks in summer and 250 trucks in the winter. Few roads in the world offer the degree of isolation as the James W. Dalton Highway. Make sure you pack plenty of supplies because there are only three villages along this 666km road through the wilderness. The highway is one of the most isolated roads in the United States. There are only three towns along the route: Coldfoot, at Mile 175, Wiseman at Mile 188, and Deadhorse, at the end of the highway at Mile 414. Linking Fairbanks and oil fields to the north, huge trucks are its main traffic. Giving them right of way is one of road rules; the other is taking survival supplies and knowing how to use them. It’s one of the world’s northernmost road ends.
Many who have driven the Dalton Highway have called it “the ultimate road trip.” Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable visit. Due to the remoteness of the Dalton Highway take special care to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the trip. 109 miles (175 km) of the highway are sealed. The road itself is very primitive in places, and small vehicle and motorcycle traffic is highly discouraged. It’s the longest stretch of serviceless road in North America with no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or any other basic services.

 

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