What is doing donuts in a car?

What does it mean to do donuts in a car or truck? I heard some people at school talking about doing donuts in the parking lot and I’ve never heard of that before but I’m too embarrassed to ask.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Doing donuts in a car is a
reckless driving maneuver
that involves turning your car in a tight circle while accelerating. When people do donuts, you’ll usually see dark skid marks left behind on the pavement.
Doing donuts is dangerous, as you lose a lot of control of your vehicle when you drive like that. You run the risk of spinning out completely, which can be scary even in an empty parking lot. In short, it’s best to avoid doing donuts if possible.
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