Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 28

Dangerous Roads

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 28, 2008 on The History Channel
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Dangerous Roads
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Take a ride along some of the world's most dangerous roads. From Bolivia's "Death Road," to California's fog-shrouded Highway 99, find the danger that waits behind every blind curve
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      • In 2004 a one way fare in an armored taxi from downtown Baghdad to the airport come more than $5,000 making it the most expensive cab ride in the world.

      • Approximately 1.5 million weather related crashed occur annually in the United States, 75% are caused by wet pavement.

      • Since 2006 five motorist fatalities have occurred every hour in the U.S. and one pedestrian fatality has occurred every two hours.

      • Traffic accidents are the most common cause of non-natural deaths for Americans in foreign countries. They claim more lives than homicides, acts of terrorism or natural disasters.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Buckle up and hold your breath. You've just detoured into a world of peril. Danger waits around every hairpin turn high in the Andes and on the deadliest 6 mile ribbon of asphalt on Earth. Beware the fog and avalanches but if it's thrills you're after punch that accelerator. It's too late for a U-turn, now, you're on Dangerous Roads, on Modern Marvels.

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