Toddler caught behind the wheel

2011-09-01 15:18
PRE-SCHOOL DRIVER: A four-year old girl is caught driving on a public road.

PRE-SCHOOL DRIVER: A four-year old girl is caught driving on a public road.

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Authorities are looking for couple who posted a clip of their four-year daughter driving on a  public road.

The ability to drive is a life skill which everyone should learn at some point in their lives. The earlier the better, though some parents take that expression too literally as we reported earlier in 2011 when a four-year-old girl was allowed to ride a motorcycle on a public road.

Now it seems a Chinese couple has followed suit by allowing their toddler drive a car on a public road.

Where were her parents? Well the mom sat in the passenger seat while dad coached from behind.

In a video clip uploaded to YouTube the four-year-old girl, named Jia Zheng, is seen driving at speed even overtaking vehicles in the 2minute clip.


At one stage during the clip, the girl is seen queuing behind another vehicle for traffic lights in the wrong lane. Fortunately she managed to manoeuvre the vehicle, admittedly quite deftly, into a neighbouring lane.

Eventually the father takes over saying, "Jia Zheng, stop the car. Let Daddy drive."

How was she able to reach the peddles? The video shows the parent's had extensions fitted to the peddles to enable the daughter to drive the car.

Sadly authorities revealed that they wouldn't be able to do much about the incident under current Chinese law.

Police spokesman Li Xiaobin said that if caught they could only educate the parents and if an accident occured ask the parents to compensate any other parties involved.

"Kids absolutely are not allowed to drive. However, as for drivers under 14 years old, we can't give them tickets," said Xiaobin.

"If we caught them, we could only educate the parents. In the worse scenario, if an accident happened, we could only ask the parents as guardians to compensate the other parties."

Watch the video below:

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