Oh parents, why would anyone do this? A video has surfaced showing a toddler driving a truck. Granted, the toddler is sitting on an adult's lap, and the adult is the one with their foot on the gas (and hopefully also the brakes). But it's a toddler, sitting there, hands on the wheel.
MAYBE if the toddler were driving through the middle of the desert, without even so much as a tumbleweed in the way, this might be all right. But this little guy is driving through a residential neighborhood. Oh yeah, and I guess it goes without saying that the toddler wasn't wearing a seat belt.
I mean, a toddler should be in a toddler-sized car seat in the back, if you want to get technical. But even an adult seat belt over his lap (without the cross belt) would be better than just sitting there, totally unrestrained, in the front seat. The adult with him isn't even holding onto the kid at all!
I just ... who does this?!? Anything could happen! And because they thought it was so darn cute, and took video, and everyone lived, the truck driver probably still think it's perfectly safe and not a big deal at all. Or they thought so until the video went viral and the whole world went, "WTF bad parenting!"
Can we all please agree now that this is a terrible, no good, dangerous thing to do with a toddler? Tell your friends. Tell your family. In case it wasn't obvious! Do NOT listen to the Bad Idea Fairy when she suggests it would be super adorable to see little Billy pretending to drive a truck. We all want little Billy to stay alive and well.
Gah. The toddler truck driving madness starts at 1:27.
What do you think the adults in this video were thinking?
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