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A four year old who snuck out in his moms car!

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Check out this story:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/t...?storyid=32187


I would have never thought a 4 year old was capable of this! Luckily no one was hurt.
post #2 of 20
Incredible! Thank God He Wasn't Hurt!
post #3 of 20
If I was the parent, I would take his video privileges away for a year!
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by hissy
If I was the parent, I would take his video privileges away for a year!
That made the paper over here, too. It's pretty unbelievable - talk about a precocious kid.
post #5 of 20
They had it on the news last night. He couldn't reach thegas pedal so he would jump down off the driver's seat, floor the accelator and then jump back up to drive!
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by hissy
They had it on the news last night. He couldn't reach thegas pedal so he would jump down off the driver's seat, floor the accelator and then jump back up to drive!
No way! What a disturbingly smart kid!
post #7 of 20
His mother must be mortified. I'll bet this isn't the first time this kid has 'drove' her crazy.
post #8 of 20
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I just can't believe he is only 4! If this is the behavior she gets now I hate to see what she is going through when this kid is 16!
post #9 of 20
Yeah I saw that on the news last nights, I can't believe he knew how to drive...smart kid.
post #10 of 20
I know auto insurance rates are high for teens and young adults...imagine what they might be for a 4 year old...LOL!
post #11 of 20
I was wondering how a slick lawyer would get the kid off. If the kid is Catholic, he might claim he was too young to know any better. The Catholic church deems the age of 7 as the "age of reason." Far fetched? Not in this crazy world.
post #12 of 20
If he was my kid, he would have lost his video game priveleges and his allowance (until he moves out of the house as an adult ) to help pay for the insurance premiums. You know those premiums will go up!
post #13 of 20
We had this in our papers too! According to The Times, it was his mother who had taught him how to drive, apparently she used to drive with him sitting on her lap. I have to say she doesn't strike me as a responsible person.

Sue
post #14 of 20
Curious... how'd he get the keys, and get the car started? He knew to put it into drive? Did he have to back out of a drive way, or pull away? It seems realy strange. I wonder if that kid will graduate really young?
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by millyanddaisy
We had this in our papers too! According to The Times, it was his mother who had taught him how to drive, apparently she used to drive with him sitting on her lap. I have to say she doesn't strike me as a responsible person.

Sue
"Martina Admits her son has sat in her lap when she´s driven go carts in the past, but says she never thought he would actually drive a car by himself."
Could be. In any case, that's her story and she's sticking to it.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by millyanddaisy
We had this in our papers too! According to The Times, it was his mother who had taught him how to drive, apparently she used to drive with him sitting on her lap. I have to say she doesn't strike me as a responsible person.

Sue
We don't really know that much about her... but if your basing her not being responsible only on the fact that she taught him how to drive... I have let my bf's son sit on my lap and "drive" several times, from the time he was about 3 or 4. Really he only steers but he has put the key in and turned it on before as well. Of course with him on my lap I have full capability of stopping the car at any time and controlling the speed. My hands were also never far from the steering wheel. Oh and it was only in an empty parking lot or back road, never where there is other traffic. He is 8 years old now and got a go cart for Christmas and does very well with it. My dad did the same with me. I knew how to drive a car very well at 8 or 9 years old.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by squirtle
We don't really know that much about her... but if your basing her not being responsible only on the fact that she taught him how to drive... I have let my bf's son sit on my lap and "drive" several times, from the time he was about 3 or 4. Really he only steers but he has put the key in and turned it on before as well. Of course with him on my lap I have full capability of stopping the car at any time and controlling the speed. My hands were also never far from the steering wheel. Oh and it was only in an empty parking lot or back road, never where there is other traffic. He is 8 years old now and got a go cart for Christmas and does very well with it. My dad did the same with me. I knew how to drive a car very well at 8 or 9 years old.
My Dad did the same with me but I never learned to drive till I was 31! I l ived in SF and could go anywhere in the city i wanted for a dime! LOL!

I DO wonder how the mother was sleeping so soundly she did not hear the boy go out!!!!! I think he NEEDS to be punished so he will know what he did is wrong but she is gona have to hide the keys and hope he does not know how to hotwire a car!
post #18 of 20
I think 4 is a little young to be playing video games. But that fact that the kid got out of bed, left the house, got in the car and drove it away -- all without the family knowing -- is beyond me!!

The 4 year old room is one of the rooms I worked in when I worked at the preschool. I could never imagine any of those kids actually think of taking the car out when their parents are sleeping to go get a new video game to play. Kid is too smart for his own good!
post #19 of 20
That is incredible...Its a miricle that he didnt get himself killed....And the cops gave him a ticket...now that is priceless
post #20 of 20
Just to add to this, I think it was last week that a 12 year old girl was caught driving her father's car. I can't recall all the circumstances, but the most ironic thing was that she was banned from driving for 2 years! And in UK you can't legally drive until you're 17. So what was the point of the ban I wonder...

Sue
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