Happy Trucker Tuesday!

April 5th, 2016 by

"The locals gave it the name “el camino de la muerte” – Death Road. In terms of danger, there aren't many roads that can beat the North Yungas Road in Bolivia.“The locals gave it the name “el camino de la muerte” – Death Road. In terms of danger, there aren’t many roads that can beat the North Yungas Road in Bolivia. The Atego follows the single-lane road from La Paz to Coroico: 65 kilometres without a single guard rail. To tackle the rain, fog and muddy ground, drivers need courage and skill, but above all, the greatest possible level of concentration.”

So reads a blurb on the Mercedes-Benz website about North Yungas Road in Bolivia, a dangerous spot that would surely have even the most experienced drivers amongst us holding our breath. The government actually mandates that drivers drive on the left, which is not the country’s norm, on North Yungas Road. Truck drivers often just drive as far away from the edge as possible.

Now that you’ve learned your “something new” for the day, come out to Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake at 500 Gulf Fwy S in League City and try a new Mercedes-Benz on for size. See you soon!

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