Living at Tantalus mountain you’ll inevitably hear drifting cars sliding through the hairpin turns late at night on the weekends.
In another bold and potentially disasterous move, the City of Honolulu has decided to deal with the problem harshly be adding “Tyre Grip” to the surface of the road which will, according to one resident “rip up their tires so that will prevent them from drifting.”
Sounds like a perfect plan – what could go wrong with that I wonder?
For a mere drop in the bucket, $100,000.00, the city can apply test sections of this tire eating surface on 8 turns on Tantalus and Round Top where the drivers prefer to drive like they’re in the movies.
Here’s a video of someone drifting down Tantalus mountain…
Looks safe to me! He only crosses the yellow line, what – 8 times in the span of 300 yards?
This is even worse, they’re doing it at night and I hope the driver can see much more than the camera is showing. Who is holding the camera, a monkey?
Night drifting on Tantalus video ->
That’s crazy! I’d be so angry if I lived on that road. Yes, where are the police? Impound and seize the vehicles would even be better. Idiots! Someone is gonna die………….
My sister lives in Papakolea. When I visit you can hear the drifters racing up Tantalus several nights a week. Why haven’t the police stopped this? I think impounding a few cars would send a quick message.