1. Ruta 5 (Chile)
The portion of Ruta 5 from Arica to Iquique is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Cutting through the arid Atacama Desert, the road has many steep dropoffs and often experiences strong winds. Many small mausoleums can be seen roadside throughout the drive.
2. North Yungas Road (Bolivia)
More popularly known as the Death Road, North Yungas Road was given the title of “world’s most dangerous road” by the Inter-American Development Bank in 1995. It was estimated that 200 to 300 people died on the road annually when it was in active use. Roadside crosses designate the locations of fatal accidents.