‘Go on Teddy, kick her on!’ Shocking moment boy, 4, drives a car through a field as adults in the vehicle cheer him on
- A four-year-old boy was filmed steering with one hand out the driver’s window
- The child steers the car with his left hand and isn’t wearing a seatbelt in the clip
- In the background men can be heard laughing and cheering the youngster on
Shocking video shows a four-year-old boy at the wheel of a powerful car – which he is then encouraged to ‘drift’.
The blonde youngster was filmed perched in the driver’s seat, with his arm out of the window and only just able to look over the steering wheel as he powered through fields.
Adults in the car encourage the boy to give the more power and tell him to ‘drift it’ – a cornering technique involving deliberate oversteer.
It is not clear where the footage was filmed, but the car is right-hand drive and the adults’ accents could place them in the West Country.
Viewers of the clip have condemned the adults involved for potentially putting the safety of the youngster at risk, although there is no age limit for driving on private land.
Bare Knuckle Fighting uploaded the footage with the caption: ‘Four year old traveller child driving.’
The footage, which was uploaded last week, has been viewed a staggering 100,000 times.
A blonde youngster was filmed driving a car with one hand hanging out the window
The clip begins with a young blonde boy, aged four, sitting in the driver’s seat of a 4×4.
The boy has his right arm leaning casually out of the window, while he steers the vehicle with his left hand and isn’t wearing a seatbelt as he manoeuvres the vehicle across a grassy field.
In the background men can be heard laughing and cheering the youngster on.
One man can be heard shouting: ‘Go on Teddy, kick her on!’
The child is only just able to look over the steering wheel as he powers through fields. Adults in the car encourage the boy to give the more power and tell him to ‘drift it’
The men then discuss whether or not the airbags would ‘knock his head off’ if the car crashed.
The clip then cuts to the youngster, still controlling the vehicle, and accelerating into the field while the men cheer him on and laugh.
The men then start to egg the young boy on, saying: ‘Drift her, drift her. Come on, give it some.’
With his right arm still hanging out of the window, the young boy puts his foot down on the accelerator while a man can be heard shouting: ‘Go on, power. Give it power.’
The person filming then appears to stand up in the vehicles open top, to film the scenes in front of them – a leafy green field surrounded by trees.
The youngster continues to control the car as the men goad him into drifting the car.
With no seatbelt on the kid has his right arm leaning casually out of the window while he steers the vehicle with his left hand
At one point the boy’s hand slips off the steering wheel, but he quickly grabs it again before accelerating and spinning the car round.
However, other’s criticised the parents for allowing a child so young to get behind the wheel.
Josh John Auty said: ‘All good yeah but what if that lad crashes without a seatbelt. Shocking parenting.’
Lauren Melissa added: ‘Actually f****** awful.’
Rosie Dee commented: ‘Disgusting, no seatbelt. It wouldn’t be so funny if another car lost control and crashed into it. You’d all be calling the parents every name under the sun.’
The men then discuss whether or not the airbags would ‘knock his head off’ if the car crashed
However, plenty of others found the video funny.
Claire Michelle Rance said: ‘Oh my god, so bad but so cute and funny. That arm hanging out of the window.’
Gurjit Singh commented: ‘Good boy he is. Driving smooth.’
Paige McMullan added: ‘He can drive better than me ffs.’
While Karl Rushford added: ‘Kids got skills.’
The page that posted the footage has not responded to requests for comment.
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