Here are two videos shot in Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.

The first is another bit of bad driving (see Whoaaaaaaaa!), this time by a driver who apparently was so intent on beating the red light that he wasn’t keeping an eye on the road.

It’s been suggested that a gas main burst, causing the road surface to rise up, and that stopped the van dead. One wag commented, “In Russia cops don’t stop you for running a light, the road does.”

The second video is a beautifully-filmed time-lapse tour of Ekaterinburg, shot in January 2013 by Dmitry Krylov.

Great Road Journeys

Bolivia’s Yungas region boasts two of the most dangerous roads in the world. All I can say about the one in this video, Yungas Road, or Death Road, is “I’m glad it’s them and not me!” Warning: viewing the video full-screen will give you better idea of the danger… but might give you acrophobia!

The uploader’s notes (as translated by Google) read, “Through Yungas, DEATH ROAD, The world’s most dangerous road. By one estimate, two vehicles crashed a month and 200 to 300 travellers were killed yearly along the road. That is why you will find numerous roadside crosses marking the accident sites.” The “todesstrasse” in the video title means “death road”.

Death Road was featured on the BBC’s The World’s Most Dangerous Roads, with Phill Jupitus and Marcus Brigstocke.