So if you’ve been watching the people drifting in car parks and industrial estates on YouTube and got the inspiration to go out get get your tires screeching, you need to know that Herr in the U.K. the law is pretty clear on street racing and drifting. In short you get caught you, get punished.
The charges you face could be as follows;
Driving without due care and attention;
Careless driving or driving without due care and attention is defined as; Driving that falls below the standard expected of a competent driver or Driving that does not show reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or pathways.
A person who drives a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence.
This includes racing, going too fast or driving aggressively (drifting can be consider as aggressive driving)
This old offence is used when traffic laws don’t apply. For example, when not on a road or public place, or when the vehicle is not motorised.
All this comes under section 59 and if you get two section 59 warnings in 12 months your car gets impounded.
You may be lucky and meet a reasonable police officer how might go lightly on you but if your hooning it during rush hour, you’ve got no chance.