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5 Unusually Dangerous Places To Drive

17 Jan 2024 02:09 PM
5 Unusually Dangerous Places To Drive

Being wise on the streets is much more important regardless of where you are driving. Driving in some places can be easy compared to others, and if you are thinking of heading somewhere for a vacation, try being careful as safety standards differ. Here are places you might consider not driving on their streets;

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1. JOHANNESBURG

JOHANNESBURG
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Known to be the "carjacking capital of the world", police statistics show that 10,627 carjacking occurred last year. Most victims are not seriously injured in the process, residents have even devised ways to avoid falling victims to carjacking, people here legally attach flamethrowers to their vehicles to repel carjackers but this is not allowed on rental cars.

2. MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI
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Famous for its dangerous roads, over-speeding cars, unlit roads and that too, without seatbelts. Statistics say that 27 road deaths occur per 100,000 Mississippians and half of those were not wearing safety belts.

3. BACK ROADS OF BOLIVIA

BACK ROADS OF BOLIVIA
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Roads here mostly have two lanes and filled with a lot of potholes, the drivers are very aggressive. Animals like donkeys, dogs, ox carts and horses use roadways too, one North Yungas road has been nicknamed "El Camino del Muerte" meaning road of death. Buses, cars and trucks plunge into the valley below, the roads have no guardrails. These back roads have really claimed the lives of a lot of people.

4. PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA
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Every year, more than 100,000 collisions with deer occur, the chances of not colliding with a deer in Pennsylvania 1 in 86, most collisions happen during the month of November which is the mating season for deer. Even with deer crossing sign posted everywhere, these roads still are not secure, so make sure you always turn up your high beams or else the next thing you will see is a deer crashing into your head lights.

5. INDIA

INDIA
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This place might be one of the most terrifying places to drive, crazy traffic jams, and drivers disregard traffic signs, vehicles honking all over, animals on the streets, pedestrians, motor bikes, unlit roads, and drivers leaving headlights off. These are the few problems you are likely to encounter on Indian roads; the traffic here is very chaotic and insane.

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