These are the most dangerous roads in Europe
What are the most dangerous roads in Europe? Although modern cars are safer than ever in history and are equipped with increasingly advanced safety technologies, the risk of dying inside them also depends very much on the roads we drive on and the number of road accidents in Europe remains worrying. They can be caused by various reasons, such as overcrowding, excessive speed, drivers under the influence of alcohol or other substances, damaged or missing road signs, poor asphalt quality, potholes, etc. There are many dangerous roads in Europe, and in the following the Cluj Napoca airport car rental office Alfa Rent a Car presents you which they are, the total number of annual deaths, the mortality rate for every 10 kilometers traveled, their length, the main reasons that lead to accidents and how to avoid them. Roads will be classified according to the number of deaths per 10 km because this classification is more important than the total number of deaths.
We start with the E40 motorway in Belgium, which ranks 7th in our ranking. It is 313 km long and connects several important cities such as Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend and Dunkirk. The annual mortality rate on this road is 28 deaths, which means a number of 0.9 fatalities for every 10 km traveled. The main reasons are excessive speed, overcrowding, bad weather.
On the 6th place is the M7 highway in Hungary, which has a length of 231 kilometers. Annually, 27 people die on this road, which means a number of 1.2 deaths for every 10 km of road. The M7 starts from the capital Budapest and heads towards the border with Croatia passing through the cities of Székesfehérvár, Siófok, Nagykanizsa. Accidents occur due to excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, overcrowding.
The E45 route in Sweden is a European road, it is the longest in Sweden and one of the longest roads in Europe, it ranks 5th in our ranking. The E45 road with a length of 1690 km is the most dangerous in Sweden because on average 321 deaths are recorded on this road annually, which means a fatality rate of 1.9 deaths per 10 km. The road connects Gothenburg to Kiruna and crosses regions with rugged terrain and extreme weather conditions. Causes of accidents include excessive speed, reckless overtaking and failure to adapt to weather conditions.
The national road N7 or RN 7 in France is in position 4 in this ranking. It is also known as Route des vacances (Vacation Road), Route bleue (Blue Road) and sarcastically, during the annual rush to Mediterranean beaches, Route de la mort (Road of Death). This is one of the longest roads in France, with a length of approximately 956 km, but also the most dangerous because on average 200 deaths are recorded on this road every year and 2.1 people will die every 10 km. The road connects Paris to Menton and crosses the Alps. Causes of accidents include dangerous curves, narrow roads, heavy traffic and failure to adapt to weather conditions.
The N-340 highway in Spain is on the third position of the podium of the car rental company at Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj Napoca. This is one of the most important roads in Spain, starting from the south of Barcelona and heading towards Cádiz along the coast and crossing areas with rough terrain and extreme weather conditions. N-340 has a length of 1250 km and on average 337 deaths are registered on this road annually, which means that 2.7 people will meet their end every 10 km. Causes of accidents include excessive speed, reckless overtaking, rock falls and failure to adapt to weather conditions.
The 2nd place on the podium of the most dangerous roads in Europe is occupied by the European road E45 in Italy. According to statistics, there are an average of 320 deaths per year on this road and this means that there are approximately 3 deaths for every 10 km traveled. In Italy, the E45 has a total length of 1,030 km and is the most dangerous road in this country. The main reasons for accidents on this road include overcrowding, excessive speed, potholes and non-existent road barriers.
The first step of the podium of the Alfa Rent a Car Airport Cluj Napoca office with the most dangerous roads in Europe is occupied by the A2 highway from Germany. It is also called Bundesautobahn 2 or Atobahn 2, has a total length of 845 km, on many sections there is no speed limit and connects the Ruhr area in the west of the country with Berlin in the east. According to statistics, this road records an average of 280 deaths per year, which means approximately 3.3 deaths for every 10 km of road. The main reasons for accidents on this road include overcrowding, excessive speed, drivers under the influence of alcohol or other substances, and damaged or missing road signs.
It is important to remember that these are just some of the most dangerous roads in Europe, and road accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. To avoid accidents, it is important to drive carefully, obey traffic rules and pay special attention while driving.
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