We think of road safety as wearing a seat belt, going the speed limit and being cautious during bad weather conditions. However, there are roads that rival some of the best rollercoaster rides in the world and make it tough to practice road safety regardless of our attempts. Even scarier, many are hundreds — even thousands — of miles long. From frightening weather conditions that result in drivers not capable of seeing clearly and high altitudes with dead drops, to hairpin turns with no guardrails, the site of these roads will make your stomach twist and turn. But many will astound you with their stunning views!

Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

This narrow winding mountain road was carved out of rock and has blind curves, sharp turns and narrow paths through cliffs and mountains. With up to four cyclones per year, heavy rains and the subject of landslides, traveling the Taroko Gorge is a risk that offers spectacular views.

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