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The world's scariest hairpin roads

22/04/2021 07:30 PM | Click to read full article

Some of the world’s most scenic roads have series of hairpin turns climbing up and down the mountainside.

A hairpin turn is a bend with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn almost 180° to continue on the road. Roads going up mountains are formed into hairpin turns, a sharp bend in a road on a steep incline. These turns, also known as switchbacks.