As a genre, automotive journalists have seen (and done) some pretty stupid things done in some pretty stupid cars. Collectively, we've been airborne in more vehicles than are worth counting, roasted enough tires to make Al Gore weep, and generally made asses of ourselves on closed-course manufacturer track days. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Surprisingly, all of that stupidity has been eclipsed by the efforts of a few determined motorists in the Middle East. If the comments on YouTube are to be believed, the drivers and passengers in the slew of workaday family sedans in the video after the jump are participating in something called hajwalah, wherein drivers throw their vehicles into an extended slide before eventually correcting and continuing along their way. We've seen videos like this before out of the Middle East, and we're thankful this one didn't end in a crackup and bloodshed the way some others do.

Crazy drivers can be found the world over, and normally, most aren't worth talking about. A few things are notable about this particular video, however. For one, the guys behind the wheel are kicking their vehicles around in what looks like full traffic in front of dump trucks and beside school busses. For another, none of them appear to be wearing seat belts. Finally, there's a smattering of small arms fire from open car windows at the same time.

We're nearly without the words to convey just how stupid this kind of driving is, but even we have to say, we didn't know that humble family-toting iron like the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry could be pushed to such absurd slip angles – at least with such repeatability. Hit the jump to see for yourself.



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      notallbad
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see. No bars, no alcohol, no women around...how else are they supposed to entertain themselves, and the rest of the world for that matter? Fast and Furious 10: Durka Durka Drift...
      Camaroman101
      • 3 Years Ago
      note to accord owners: this does not give you street cred
        NY EVO X MR GUY
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Camaroman101
        Hell it does. J.D. Power ranked Accord in resale value and reliability. I am sure they thought of that when they purchased the car.
      AzraQ
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hello everyone I am a saudi , and I really wish u didn't show this vid, this will only encourage those idiots. Somw facts: very very very small minority of the youth are doing this , not even 1% .. thkse are crazy drug addicts , child molesters who ****ed up thier lives and hane nothing to do. Most or all of the cars are either stolen or rented. They do it for lets say 30 mins on a street , once the police jump in they move to another street . They are doing this at atleast 220 km/h . And for who asked if the do it with mustangs and chevys , they do something but its not the same, they don't like RWD formsome reason
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AzraQ
        They probably don't know even how to drift a RWD car, they just like yanking the steering wheel of FWD family cars at 100mph.
      pennyboy7
      • 3 Years Ago
      VTEC JUST KICKED IN YO'
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where's Darwin when you need him?
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had to pull out my AK, today wasn't a good day.
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Douchebaggery is universal
      Dallas Van Wyk
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is this in any way ok? How does someone justify making the decision to do this?
      teakei
      • 3 Years Ago
      and we are supposed to "love thy neighbor".... with all do respect, they are fu**ing crazy! they have no regard for this precious thing that we call LIFE.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the fate of the the last Crown Vic when its gets off the boat. Then it will be left on the side of the road .
        pusherbag
        • 3 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Don't forget: they can apparently do 90 mph in reverse...think of the possibilities, and the idiots involved.
          pusherbag
          • 3 Years Ago
          @pusherbag
          Ugh, I should say 63 mph, for the town car. Same platform though, I think.
      sundude
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an @sshole!
      curds301
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is there no law enforcement intervention again? I must be getting old, all I could think about is how stupid and dangerous these guys are being, and of course bringing their AK's out to parade around to be tough but are coward enough still to hide their faces. I hate people, man....
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