Two year old busted driving car on dad’s lap

 

A South Australian father has been fined more than $400 for allowing his child to sit unrestrained on his lap and steer a car around a carpark.

Mt Gambier police were called to a parking lot in Valley Lakes about 2pm on Sunday following reports a vehicle had been driving "erratically" over kerbs in an "uncontrolled manner".

Police said they were "surprised" to find an SUV being steered by a two-year-old child, who was sitting on the lap of a 40-year-old man sitting in the driver's seat.

"The child was unrestrained and was surprisingly not a particularly good driver," South Australia Police said in a statement.

At the time, other cars and families with young children were in the area.

"Luckily, no persons were injured as a result of this parent's behaviour," police said.

The man was issued an on-the-spot fine of $764 for failing to ensure a passenger under 16 years was wearing a seatbelt or child restraint and drive with a person on lap.

He also lost three demerit points.

Originally published as 2yo drives car sitting on dad's lap

 



Interactive: Where you can still get a house for $500k

Premium Content Interactive: Where you can still get a house for $500k

Here’s where you can still get a house for less than $500,000

50 PHOTOS: School holiday fun around Gympie

Premium Content 50 PHOTOS: School holiday fun around Gympie

Take a look at the 50 snaps of smiling faces having fun around Gympie.

Blood rituals, bikie hit jobs, poisoned coffee and stabbings

Premium Content Blood rituals, bikie hit jobs, poisoned coffee and stabbings

Ryan Morcom, Darren Jeffers: Duo guilty of slitting Yandina man’s throat