Two parents in China seem to have lowered the minimum driving age to 4, as they videotaped their 4-year old daughter driving in traffic. The video has gone viral on the Internet –
In the video, you can hear the parents giving the pigtailed girl directions, while she races through traffic. After she is done with her drive, she is seen pulling over and then putting a pacifier in her mouth after moving the passenger’s seat.
Her parents apparently allowed her to drive along the road in Jinal, Shandong Province, China, filming her from the back seat of the car.
In the video, posted on YouTube by user wangdazhi712, the child called Jia Zheng by a man in the vehicle believed to be her father, can be seen calmly overtaking other cars.
After a couple of minutes the man is heard apparently saying: “Jia Zheng, stop the car. Let daddy drive.”
Once the car is pulled over, the man gets out, walks around to the driver’s side and gets behind the wheel as the girl moves onto the back seat.
He is seen removing some sort of implement from the driver’s footwell that appears to have been used by the girl to operate the pedals.
Interestingly, police can’t do much about the incidents as children under the age of 14 can’t get tickets.
The video is shocking, but you can’t resist admitting to the fact that she was driving pretty good. Even a 4-year old can drive well, then what is wrong with the adult drivers on our roads?