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Desert Drifters: Illegal Street Drifting in Saudi Arabia

Illegal drifting on public streets has achieved cult status in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, car accidents are one of the main causes of death there, especially among young people.

by VICE Sports
11 February 2016, 10:19pm

This article originally appeared on VICE Sports Germany.

Illegal drifting on public streets has achieved cult status in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, car accidents are one of the main causes of death there, especially among young people. The problem is so massive that the Saudi government is implementing extra strict punishments for drifting on public streets. But there are alternatives. Professional drivers have started academies and, in doing so, are trying to make drifting a professional sport.