India's Zoji La Highway Among World's Most Dangerous Roads

BANGALORE: Roads are the lifeline of all the people residing in different corners of the world. But, at times this lifeline itself that proves deadly to travel.

According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 million people die in traffic accidents every year and have declared 2011-2021, "A decade of action for road safety."

As compiled by Rediff, here are the 7 most dangerous roads in the world.

The Widow-Maker, United Kingdom:
Death rating: 6/10

Located in England's Peak District, the Widow-Maker also known as the A537 is regarded as the most dangerous road in the United Kingdom and also in the world.

Though dangerous, the road is quite popular with motorcyclists who are on the look out to enjoy the open space of the English countryside, and this often leads to a "racetrack mentality" along the route.

The tight bends, steep drops, and stone walls that line the A537 proved hazardous if one is going too fast, making the pastoral highway more dangerous than it initially appears.

As per the UK's Road Safety Foundation, between the year 2006 and 2008, there were 34 fatalities on the seven-mile stretch of road and 44 serious or fatal accidents between 2007 and 2011.
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