Unfortunately, idiots like the Focus RS driver in this video only serve to give credence to safety concerns surrounding the feature.
The video shows a car club outing near New Paltz, New York. The drivers pull over to take a break just off a hairpin but a Focus RS driver decides to attempt a drift through the turn.
The slide runs wide and the driver narrowly misses hitting some of the other cars with his Focus RS. His car then slides into a roadside ditch before bouncing up and smacking an embankment wall.
Fortunately the driver wasn’t injured and the damage to the car doesn’t appear too severe. Hopefully the video serves as a warning to other would-be drifters to keep the sideways action away from public roads.