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World's 10 fastest roads

September 13, 2012 5:00pm

While most people are terrified when it comes to speed, to some, it gives the thrill and exhilaration they desire.

For those who enjoy the thrill of driving fast, the news site Huffington Post compiled a list of the 10 fastest roads in the world:
 
(1) Autobahn
Germany (Estimated number of Filipinos: 55,821*)
 
The Autobahn is perfect for drivers with souped up cars made for speed. 
 
The Autobahn has no speed limit although there is a recommended speed of 130 kilometers per hour (kph).
 
As it tops the list of the world's fastest roads, it seems no surprise that about two million accidents happen here each year.
 
(2) Isle of Man rural roads
Isle of Man (Estimated number of Filipinos – 40*)
 
A ‘lawless’ place that laughs at laws and regulation, Isle of Man's rural roads have no speed limits.
 
Here, anyone can unleash his long time desire of ’living through speeding.’
 
(3) Arizona Route 79
United States (Estimated number of Filipinos: 3,166,529*)
 
With the combination of Arizona’s arid climate and dry soil, route 79 is the ideal highway to speed through.
 
Cars that zoom through this highway usually break the 90 miles per hour (mph) barrier, making it one of the fastest roads of the US.
 
(4) Austin-San Antonio
United States (Estimated number of Filipinos: 3,166,529*)
 
When the speed limit of 85 mph was approved by the Texas Legislature last year, the highway between metropolitans Austin and San Antonio was the first to adopt this.
 
Stretching up to 41 miles, this instantly became a speeding spot.
 
(5) United Arab Emirates highways
United Arab Emirates  (Estimated number of Filipinos: 636,154*)
 
The oil-rich Emirates which is undergoing booming development, historically has a 75 mph speed limit.
 
However, drivers who were zooming past just under 87 mph were not ticketed by the police.
 
(6) Montana's Interstates
United States (Estimated number of Filipinos: 3,166,529*)
 
With the vast interstates, drivers can play chase with cops on this highway.
 
Strangely, there were less accidents on this road when there were no speed limits restraining the drivers.
 
(7) Mumbai-Pune Expressway
India (Estimated number of Filipinos: 2,081*)
 
More dangerous than fast, this expressway is a certified killer especially for foreigners who aren’t used to how the people drive in this country.
 
In an unfortunate bus accident early this year, 26 died and were 27 injured when a zooming car crashed onto a bus.
 
(8) Autostradas of Poland
Poland (Estimated number of Filipinos: 525*)
 
This network of motorways impose a speed limit of 87 mph which make it one of the fastest in the world.
 
Aside from this, the Austradas are connected to the German Autobahn as if that wasn’t fast enough.
 
(9) Slovakia's Highways
Slovakia (Estimated number of Filipinos: 38*)
 
In general, Slovakia regulates an average of 37 mph in its cities.
 
However, on the highways of the countryside, drivers are permitted up to 81 mph.
 
Those who want to avoid speed traps rely on radio stations to know where the police are located to avoid speed traps.
 
(10) Northern Territory Highways
Australia (Estimated number of Filipinos: 345,592*)
 
In the wild outback where the kangaroos roam free and there used to be no speed limits, an 81 mph is now enforced.
 
Although this regulation is already implemented, the wide highways of the Northern Territory make it almost impossible to monitor. - Andrei Medina, VVP, GMA News