To avoid being caught by the government, drifters paint their faces and come up with pseudonyms when they appear in the uploaded videos. They use pseudonyms such as al-Motahawer (the reckless), al-Erhabe (the terrorist), Crush, and Joker. One video of al-Erhabe’s drifting was viewed over four million times.
They also resort to using rented vehicles to dodge being tracked down by the police. “In some cases, drifters steal cars,” Mutairi added.
Al-Akhbar tried to contact some drifters, but they declined to answer questions out of fear of exposing themselves.
“I don’t understand why they film themselves doing such a thing and brag about it,” Feghali said.
“It’s crazy, they’re doing something illegal and dangerous, and many people have died because of it and they seem to be proud of themselves...If they abandon their illegal tafheet and race in the CPD, they can show their skills, compete with professional drivers, and get exposure since there will be a lot of media coverage,” he added.