The road is located in the South American country of Bolivia. I consists of 43 miles (70 km) of dirt
and rock heading north from La Paz, the world's highest capitol altitude 12,000 feet or 3,660 m),
to Coroico, a beautiful cloud forest town at the rim of the Amazon  basin. Its catchy nickname is
due to the 26 vehicles that fall off the road per year. About 200 people annually lose their lives here.

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A fatal accident every forth night is not uncommon on the Coroico road (the July disaster brought
the death toll during the previous eight months to 55) and in 1995 the Inter-American Development
Bank declared this, the world's most dangerous road. The only road that exists to get to the Amazon
from
La Paz, it is carved into the sides of a canyon. It can have vertical drops for 1,600feet and has
no guardrails.  Consequently, most Bolivians take the time to pray before their descent.
After all, it could be their last.