If you have ever been stuck in a traffic jam on the notorious M25 you can take comfort in knowing your suffering cannot possibly compare with those of drivers in Suschevsky Val in Russia. In 2007 they were stuck for nearly 40 days between the Savelovskaya overpass to Sheremetievskaya street, and for 33 days between Sheremetievskaya street to Prospect Mira.
Luckily this is not a part of the world known for its high temperatures! Considered by some to be the world's most beautiful desert route, the Shahdad-Nahbandan road in Iran is also the place where the hottest temperature on earth, 70.7 Centigrade ( 159.3 Fahrenheit ) has been recorded. Gateway to the Dasht-e Lut Desert, this 293km road will take you through sections of desert that are so arid not even bacteria can flourish.
Whilst the UK might not have anything that compares to these roads, we do hold the title for the world's most confusing road, as anyone who has had the misfortune to travel across the Magic Roundabout in Swindon will tell you. Navigating your way past five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central, anti-clockwise roundabout is the reason this scary junction finds itself on our world's worst roads infographic.