atlantic road norwayBerit Roald/ReutersA large wave crashes over the Atlantic Road in Averoey, Norway.

From eastern Russia's "Road of Bones," where a flat tire could mean freezing to death, to Brazil's "Death Road" that hangs off a 11,000-foot ascent, these road trips are not for the faint of heart.

We scoured the internet for the most frightening roads around the world, made dangerous by hairpin turns, crashing waves, bandits hidden just around the bend, and more.

These 12 thruways will have you gripping your seatbelt for dear life.

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