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Australian authorities not happy with Focus RS's Drift Mode

By Faiming_low on 20 Jul 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Australian law makers, authorities and the national media are reported to be unhappy with Ford Focus RS's Drift Mode following the local launch of the much-lauded hot hatch.

According to Carscoops, safety experts there concluded that the car's Drift Mode is dangerous and completely unnecessary on a road car. It adds on saying that owners can't be stopped from using this feature to perform the four-wheeled drift on the road.


Attached Image The head of the Pedestrian Council of Australia then went on to urge Ford to recall the model and disable the Drift Mode but Ford has since rejected the idea, saying that a disclaimer appears on the dashboard when Drift Mode is used.

Bad driving behaviours are highly discouraged in Australia so much so that when the Ford Mustang was launched there, Ford was forced to disable the line-lock burnout mode.

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Sdf4786k Jul 21 2016 04:20 PM

sounds like common sense is not available in australia and need to complain to MP LOL

Watwheels Jul 22 2016 09:25 AM

I agree with the bad driving behaviours but owners should be able to do it responsibily say like at the track.

Australia isn't a communist country so what's with the forcing of car makers to disable the car's ability?

Darryn Jul 22 2016 10:00 AM

wait till authorities "outlaw" the car ...

then see how fast Ford moves

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