Qtown Road Named Among World Most Dangerous Road

0

A stretch of road in the South Island is the third most dangerous in the world.  World’s most dangerous routes – has labelled Skippers Canyon Rd, 25 minutes from Queenstown in the Mt Aurum Recreation Reserve, as “unbelievably scary as it’s totally narrow and difficult to manoeuvre your car”.
The gravel road is predominantly used by tour buses and commercial tourism operators for activities such as jet boating. However, the website warns visitors the route is so dangerous that “your rental car insurance won’t be honoured if you drive on it” it seriously needs to get paved and to get the services from South East Line Marking Melbourne to at least lower the risks of an accident.

If you are looking for car insurance comparisons, then finding a website with all the insurance providers can be quite time consuming and tedious. One way to hunt for a website which either lists or compares nearly every single car insurance company, is to find a site which offers a comparison or list of other major comparison sites. This way, you will be able to get motor insurance online quotes from the major comparison sites all under one roof. You will be able to conduct a Car Insurance Price Comparison, as well as compare breakdown cover from most of the insurance companies. This method of using a site which houses many of the major comparison websites, should save you considerable time of going back and forth via the search engines researching all the car insurances comparison sites. Apart from saving considerable time of using this research method, you will also be able to find quality and affordable motor insurance much more easily. This is because most of the car insurance comparison websites have features that allow you to compare quotes and prices side by side. In addition, these car insurance online quotes will be from a wide range of insurance providers. From well known household brands, to smaller and more specialist types of providers.

Everyone who drives knows that the one situation that everyone dreads is being involved in a car accident. The unfortunate part about accidents is no one intends for them to happen. As a result of these car accidents, there are usually injuries and damages that occur. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a car accident insurance claim. Click here if you want to know more about the car accident insurance claim procedure.

Finding a Motor Insurance Supermarket type of website, has many benefits compared to other type of mediums. For example, when you make a call or visit a motor insurance company, there is only so much they can do for you in the time available. For instance, you could spend 30 minutes on the phone or face to face and find at the end you are either double-minded about the small handful of quotes you received (maybe too expensive or inadequate cover), or you wanted to escape as quickly as possible because of the pressuring pushy salesperson wanting to earn his/her commission. On the other hand, with a Car Insurance Comparisons site, all is easily and peacefully achieved online. No pushy salesperson to face, no need to repeat your details again and again, no need to listen to ‘stay on the line’ with recorded messages. All is at your fingertips, compare hundreds upon hundreds of quotes online and most of all, within a very short space of time.

Traders Insurances insure new ventures and traders insurance for younger drivers who are starting businesses or who are apprentices – they can provide competitive policies for all. Whether you drive a delivery van or own a small fleet of cargo vans, it’s important to make sure that your business and vehicles are protected with commercial van insurance. To Van insurance direct, the terms “business vans” and “commercial vans” are interchangeable. Call it whatever you want, and they will insure it.

It went on to say: “This gravel road, with a length of 16.5 miles (26.5km), carved by hand by miners over 140 years ago, is made from a very narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face.” While Skippers Canyon was ranked in the top three most dangerous, it pales alongside the top two listings.

A highway to hell in Turkey which has taken a toll of numerous lives in recent years is named as number one. The D915 Bayburt Road is 170km long with 29 dangerous hairpin bends and no railings to prevent cars plunging over the edges. It is located in the foothills of the towering Soganli Mountain and was built by Russian soldiers in 1916.

Parts of the road are closed in winter due to snow, blizzards and ice. Number two on the list is India’s Keylong-Kishtwar Road. Vehicles are constantly twisted along this high mountain trail which has mind-numbing vertical drops.

Automobile Association motoring affairs general manager Mike Noon said it was not a surprise Skippers Canyon Rd was on the list of most dangerous roads. “I have been on it before on a tour van but would not choose to drive it myself,” he said.

Some corners had been strengthened underneath by stones to hold the road to the cliff and the route should not be tackled by inexperienced drivers, he cautioned. “It has spectacular views but it is a pretty hairy stretch, especially on the corners.”

Qtown-Road-Named-Among-World-Most-Dangerous-Road

OTHER DANGEROUS ROADS LISTED:

1. France-Italy border (in the Alps) – La piste de l’amitie

2. Bolivia – Death Road

3. Pakistan – Fairy Meadows Road

4. Siberia – BAM road

5. Northern Peru – Ruta 3N

6. Iceland – Route 622

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.