The British road, nicknamed Snake Pass, is considered one of the most dangerous in the world
A ROAD between Manchester and Sheffield has been named one of the most dangerous in the world.
The A57, known as Snake Pass, is in the top ten, along with a dangerous Bolivian stretch dubbed the Route of Death.
The 26-mile, winding route 1,680 feet above sea level opened in 1821 and is notorious for its curves and blind peaks.
It’s closed an average of 70 days a year due to inclement weather, and there were 137 accidents between 2014 and 2018.
New Zealand’s Skippers Canyon Road, a 16.5-mile route laid out by miners in 1890, was number one thanks to its twisting hairpin turns and elevation.
El Caracol, which links Argentina and Chile in the Andes, was second while North Yungas Road in Bolivia was third.
Snake Pass in the Pennines ranked seventh in the stressfreerental.com list, ahead of Bealach-na-ba in the Scottish Highlands, known as Devil’s Elbow, and South Africa’s 4×4 only Sani Pass.
Sunman Stewart Whittingham said after completing Snake Pass: “My hands felt numb and my stomach was churning as I rounded another hairpin.
“Any wrong move and I would literally drive off a cliff.”
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/motors/10460461/brit-road-snake-pass-world-most-dangerous-road/ The British road, nicknamed Snake Pass, is considered one of the most dangerous in the world