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  • Car accidents frequent on mountain road

    by vickiv2 Written Jan 11, 2009

    Their is a section of highway near Banff that is very dangerous for car accidents - we saw three in one day! Inside Banff national park it is ok, because the speed limit is 70 km.per hour and enforced, but outside of the park there is a considerable area where there are few passing areas and the speed limit is higher. Many drivers go very fast and are very aggressive (one speculates that they are commuters from Calgary?). These are the roads through the Rockies, so of course they are precipitous and curved. You certainly need to be alert and pre-plan your stops - eg. if you are in a slow motorhome, do not plan on pulling out and turning left onto the highway. I think this whole area should be posted 70 kmph until people smarten up. What is really sad is that alot of the wildlife that makes the area so unique is being killed by cars (bighorn sheep, elk, etc. ). I wouldn't say not to travel this route, but make sure you are well rested and ready for a "challenge" and consider only pulling off for scenic stops on the righthand side of the road.

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    Dangerous Heights

    by arv1 Written Feb 26, 2006

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    Be careful if you decide to climb up little mountains...or rock formations, they can be quite dangerous...even if they are unbelievably alluring!!

    Where I'm standing with my cousin in this picture was quite narrow...but I have no self-control and had to climb it!!

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