In pictures: 7 of the scariest and most dangerous routes in the world
Motoring specialists from LeaseCar.uk have compiled a list of perilous roads that travellers and nervous drivers should probably steer clear of where possible.
With their hazardous corners and sharp drops, these twisty routes could incite fear into even the most experienced of drivers. Some routes are isolated and desolate, others are simply busy and chaotic, but if you do find yourself on them, this is what to expect.
5. 'Killer Highway', Philippines
Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has seen many collisions and deaths over the years. The road has no signs to guide traffic and no designated lanes for motorcycles or bicycles. Almost 7,000 people die on the road annually.
This incredibly dangerous road in Northern Italy is famous for its amazing vistas, but parts have restricted vehicular access. The route was built as a military mule road during WWI and features 52 tunnels excavated from the rock.
Route 431 is dotted with roadside crosses and other poignant reminders of how many people have died on it. Primary hazards are poor visibility, high speeds, and sudden 2-4 lane changes which all contribute to poor decision making.