Why are there so many bends in road? Today I drove down a new road and it has a very small bend that then bends straight back to where it would have been without the bend. Seems strange! But maybe it was to do with who owns the road each side although there isn't anything either side of the road. Then I watched a film where a road in the desert (USA) has bend as well and nothing either side of the road for miles, so why do roads have these bends?