Among the incredibly bizarre cases on our roads, the latest one is where a Hyundai i20 driver performed drifts. There are many people who love to do such idiotic acts on the road on a daily basis. That is what makes our roads so unsafe and extremely perilous. i20 is a premium hatchback. Its body shape lends itself well to performing such stunts. It rivals the mighty Maruti Baleno our market. Additionally, Tata Altroz is also a worthy competitor and a prominent product in this segment. Let us take a look at the details of this latest incident.
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Hyundai i20 Drifts
This post comes from adultsociety on Instagram. It captures the entire episode. A red i20 arrives at a junction at high speed. Then the driver decides to perform a few drifts. Thereafter, it drives back. Unfortunately for the driver, this entire performance was being captured by a CCTV camera nearby. This served as evidence and the police located the vehicle and slapped a fine of Rs 37,000 for driving recklessly and dangerously. The driver was performing drifts for his social media.
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The i20 offers two engine options – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol. These engines provide power of 83 hp with 113 Nm of torque, and 118 hp with 172 Nm of torque, respectively. Depending on the version, you can choose between a 5-speed manual, a CVT automatic, or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. The prices for the car range from Rs 7.46 lakh to Rs 11.88 lakh, ex-showroom.
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What We Think
It is not the first time we are witnessing careless driving on Indian roads. We lose thousands of lives on our roads each year. Most of these are a direct consequence of disregarding traffic laws. It is high time we start taking these things seriously. That is the only way we could safeguard our roads so that safety could prevail. If you find anyone flouting the protocols and endangering the lives of people, you should report them to the authorities so that appropriate action could be taken against them.
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