By now, you're familiar with Hagwalah, the Saudi street drifting phenomenon. Young men gather on congested highways to perform idiotic feats of driving dumbassery. But, are you familiar with the potential fallout? After watching this incredibly graphic, NSFW video, you and hopefully anyone thinking about doing this kind of thing on the street will be.
It might seem odd at first that, as car enthusiasts, we speak so strongly against street racing and other forms of illegal driving on public roads. But, there's a reason we advocate responsible driving. As you can see in this video, what you do with your car isn't just potentially fatal for you, but for your passengers, members of the public and other people sharing the road with you.
Take one, fairly inane, relatively slow speed spin in a Toyota Camry, multiply it times the unpredictable nature of public roads, subtract seatbelts and add spectators and this is the result. The car's going what, 60 MPH? This is the kind of thing that could happen to anyone.
When we show hoonage, it's likely being performed in a responsible manner. Wondering why race cars have 5-point harnesses and roll cages? Why drivers wear fire-proof suits, helmets and HANS restraints? Why race tracks have hundreds of yards of run off, gravel traps and keep the public well away from the cars? This is why.
Seriously, think twice before watching this video. It includes graphic death and dismemberment.
Don't let this be you.