The many hazards of drifting

Automotive tricks and car racing are great hobbies for automobile enthusiasts. But drifting is one of the most recent additions to this list of race types. It’s very dangerous though, and should never be attempted by anyone other than a professional. As per US law, drifting is banned.

Drifting is something which happens when drivers choose to lose control of their vehicles, voluntarily entering into a motion where the front wheels point in the opposite direction to where they are moving. Naturally, this requires a lot of knowledge and experience regarding how cars work at high speeds. Drivers will have to train quite a bit before they can successfully complete their first drift.

Vehicles that come with 4WD or AWD are not going to be able to drift easily, since they have been made in a way that they maintain control even when the conditions are really bad. But young drivers could try emulating drifts in such cars. The only thing they need to be fully aware of is that they are setting themselves up for failure while damaging their vehicle in the meantime. Drifting is a legitimate sport which uses the most finely tuned cars that have been manufactured and modified to handle the rigors of such actions. Amateurs should never try replicating drifts like a professional would.

Even if safety isn’t one of your main concerns, at the end of the day, you should remember that it is not going to be easy, and takes a toll not just on your tires, but also puts you at risk of injuring others or causing property damage. So, before you try going all Tokyo Drift on the streets, practice in safe conditions until you master the art. Then, and only then, should you test your skills out on the street.