The Deadliest Roads In Europe

The two-lane road linking the southern French village of Ramatuelle to the sparkling Mediterranean waters off Saint-Tropez snakes down through an idyllic jumble of twisted holm oak trees, jagged white rock, sunbaked farmhouses and acres of lush green vineyards. But this scenic stretch of Route Départementale 61 could also be lined with grave markers and memorials to drivers like Francis Manzoni. One February afternoon, a local youth who'd been drinking attempted to pass another car on a curve, lost control and hit Manzoni's auto head on — killing him instantly. The accident was iconic of a plague tormenting the entire nation....

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